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This book is to be recommended to anyone who has fantasised about living the life ...
on 27 July 2017
If you consider yourself a major Guns N’ Roses fan then this book is for you.
This book is to be recommended to anyone who has fantasised about living the life of a rock star. It’s all there. The unbridled sex, the rampant drug use, and of course, the amazing rock n’ roll.
Steve Adler’s story is quite a sad one. There are plenty of entertaining anecdotes and hilarious tales that will make you laugh and make you appreciate the music of GN’R even more. But ultimately you will find yourself shaking your head as you read about the downward junkie spiral Adler descended into which ultimately ended his journey with GN’R, destroyed relationships with the people who he cared most about and nearly ended his life.
I have previously read the autobiographies by Duff and Slash, and Mick Wall’s excellent biography about the band. Having read those, I have always wondered what Adler had to say about his dismissal from the band and subsequent treatment from GN'R. Adler's story gives you that much needed “other side of the story” perspective but despite reading his own account on things, I still come to the conclusion that Adler, despite coming across as a really genuinely nice guy, only had himself to blame.
A nice guy. An excellent drummer. The only man who can claim to be too hardcore for Guns N’ Roses. A legend in my eyes.