Rock Rebel Magazine recently conducted an interview with ADLER members Steven Adler (drums) and Lonny Paul (guitars). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Rock Rebel Magazine: Your first gig was in Cape Coral. How was the audience as you played new material?
Steven: Yes, that was our first, first gig together. And the next thing was going on the Kiss Kruise with my new band. It turned out great. Nobody knew the songs, but after the show, when the people came to me, they said they expect GUNS N’ ROSES songs, but at the end of the show, they had forgotten about GN’R‘s songs. That was great, really, really great. We play two GUNS N’ ROSES songs, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Mr. Brownstone”, but with all the respect of GUNS N’ ROSES — I feel blessed that I was a part of them and I love those songs and I know fans do — now it’s all about this new band. Like a new girlfriend. And I love now.
Rock Rebel Magazine: ADLER’S APPETITE have now disbanded, but can you tell us something about the recording of “Alive”? How different was writing the material for “Alive” and than “Back From The Dead”?
Steven: They are different people. [laughs] To make greatness, to make something special, you need the right mix of people. That was awesome and amazing in both cases, ’cause during the recording sessions with the ADLER’S APPETITE and the other band, I lived incredible music experiences, which were very different and not comparable between them. Honestly, I couldn’t describe differences so deep and visceral, I only know that both those experiences made me really happy. And oh god, my god, now I’ve Lonny and Jacob and Jeff Pilson and Johnny Martin into my life. They are different people and this is a different situation. Some people you could create good things with and some people you could create greatness with. And with this record, I was able to work with people I can create greatness with.
Rock Rebel Magazine: Yeah, you did it! “Back From The Dead” is the most beautiful record of 2012! I really love it.
Steven: Thanks, honey, I’m so glad you like it! This is the dream of every musician. The reason I play music is not just for myself, is to make for people who like it and for you to say that you really like it is really an honor and you cannot understand how I appreciate it. That’s all we do. I play music for people. Thank you so much! This record comes together, you know… of course, the name of the band is ADLER, but this one comes together for Lonny Paul. He really made everything happen. I’m just bless to be a part of his life and I can’t be happier that he’s a part of mine. Because of him, Jacob came in, Jeff came in, Johnny came in and Jay Ruston came in… I’ve got such a great team right now and that’s all I’ve ever wanted. I’m a part of a team and it’s wonderful being a part of a team. I’ve got a winner team, and this is really great. We’ve reached our goal and this is a great feeling. We’ve completely reached our goal because we needed everybody in the world to hear the record and everybody who isn’t a rock ‘n’ roller we want to turn into a rock ‘n’ roller!
Rock Rebel Magazine: And what’s your next goal?
Steven: The next big, big, big, big goal is to be inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame again for this project. It was an honor to be inducted for GUNS N’ ROSES and now the goal is to be inducted in it for the next 25 years. That was my goal with GN’R. We put GN’R together, ’cause, like I said, I love being a part of a team, and I wanted to be like AEROSMITH, or THE ROLLING STONES. And we’ll play music for the rest of our life. This is my second opportunity and the goal is doing rock ‘n’ roll for people and travel all around the world and universe.
Read the entire interview from Rock Rebel Magazine.
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