LYNAM members Jacob Bunton (lead vocals, guitar and Lonny Paul (guitar, vocals) recently spoke to Diamond-Dave Castagno of RadioScreamer about the status of Jacob‘s and Lonny‘s other band, ADLER, which is led by former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler.
Little has been heard from ADLER since the band was forced to cancel its summer 2013 tour due to Steven checking into an undisclosed rehabilitation center to continue working on his sobriety.
Asked for an update on ADLER‘s current status, Jacob told RadioScreamer (see video below): “We haven’t broken up. We had to cancel the tour, obviously, ’cause Steven had to concentrate on himself, and that’s priority No. 1. We love him; he’s our brother and we want him to be healthy and staying at home. For the meantime, it’s healthier [that way]. And maybe one of these days we’ll be able to do some shows, or whatever. But nah, we haven’t broken up, and he’s our brother.”
He added: “Obviously, from where we stand, it was an absolute honor to play with somebody that was in our favorite band of all time. Not only Steven — we also played with [former GUNS N' ROSES bassist] Duff [McKagan], we played with [ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist] Slash; three-fifths of the original GUNS N’ ROSES. It’s like, when you are a kid, you can never even dream of doing something like that. You’re just, like, ‘Wow!’ It’s crazy.”
ADLER‘s debut album, “Back From The Dead”, which was released in North America on November 26, 2012 via New Ocean Media. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR). The effort consists of 11 tracks, ranging from adrenaline-pumping rockers (“Back From The Dead”, “Own Worst Enemy”, “Another Version Of The Truth”) to arena-rock anthems (“Good To Be Bad”, “Blown Away”) to powerful, heartfelt ballads (“Waterfall”, “Just Don’t Ask”). The album features a guest appearance by Adler‘s former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmate Slash.
Adler appeared on season two of on the “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” show and the first season of the spin-off program “Sober House” back in late 2008 and early 2009. Adler then went on to stints in real rehab centers after being ordered to by a judge as part of a DUI bust. He subsequently returned for Season 5 of “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” alongside Michael Lohan, Dwight Gooden and Bai Ling, among others.
“Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House” included footage of Adler being arrested on July 18, 2008 after he showed up at a sober-living home high and in possession of heroin.
Steven Adler was the drummer for GUNS N’ ROSES from 1985 to 1990. He was eventually fired from the band due to his drug addiction, which caused him to spiral down into depression and more drug use.
Steven Adler‘s autobiography, “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses”, came out in July 2010. In the book, Adler tells all, fearlessly addressing his struggles with heroin and crack addiction; his financial ruin after being kicked out of GN’R; his shattered marriage; and the severe health problems that nearly claimed his life on several occasions.
LYNAM‘s latest EP, “Halfway To Hell”, was released on December 10, 2013 via New Ocean Media.