“They Just Didn’t Give Me The Opportunity…”
As we know, the legendary Guns’n’Roses are on tour right now. We also know, that original bassist, Duff McKagan, and the one and olny, admired by masses of fans, guitar virtuoso- Slash are back in the line up. The band is currently touring Asia and Australia, and what’s most important- on June 20 they will be back in Poland. They will play a show in Gdansk, in huge Ergo Arena. Their current touring drummer is very solid, and into-the-songs Frank Ferrer. But we remember some great events from last year, when their first drummer, Steven Adler, was playing drums on few songs during the reunion tour. He recently spoke to some radio station, and during the interview he explained, why he is not playing as their full-time skinsman. Read his words below:
“My understanding was I was gonna do all the ‘Appetite’ [material], the ‘Lies’ and three or four of the ‘Use Your Illusion’ songs. And then Frank [Ferrer, current GUNS N’ ROSES drummer], who’s a wonderful, awesome guy, he was gonna do the ‘Chinese Democracy’ [material] and a couple of the other [songs]… I was gonna start it, he was gonna come in the middle, and I was gonna end it. And I was cool with that. I was ready to do The Troubadour show [on April 1, 2016]. Like I said, I had been playing twenty-five songs twice a day for almost two years — every day. So I was ready to go. And then the second rehearsal… I came into rehearsal in January, February, March. And the fucking second day, I just stretched… All I did was stretch — I put my arms in the air to stretch — and I go, ‘I just did something.’ And we played another seven songs, and then my back was really sore. And I came home about eight at night, and then by midnight, I couldn’t even stand up. It was just terrible. I was out for two weeks, and then I got the epidural after about a week, and then I had the surgery about two weeks… I was ready when they did The Troubadour show. And Duff called me and said, ‘Dude, you’re not gonna play with us anymore. You’re not gonna do these shows.’ And I was, like, ‘You’re the worst fucking person in the world.’ And I hung up on him. And I tried to call him back and left a message, saying, ‘I’m so sorry I said that.’ When I said that he was the worst person in the world, I didn’t mean he was, ’cause I was thinking I was the worst person in the world — that I couldn’t even fucking get back with my fucking guys after they gave me this opportunity. But I said it to him. And when you have resentments, you say things that you’re feeling. And I was feeling that about me, and I said it about him, and I couldn’t apologize to him enough, because he knows I love him more than anything. And I got to apologize, ’cause, obviously, I’d seen him last year and we did shows together. And he understood. They already had Frank, so God forbid I couldn’t do it, then there was Frank. So it’s not an insurance thing. They just didn’t give me the opportunity. It’s cheaper to just have Frank. I mean, they were only paying me… not that much. I was doing it — ’cause, thank God, I don’t need the money that bad — I was doing it because I wanted to play with them, and I wanted to play for the fans”
Here you have a visible proof, that good old Steven is still in shape. Here doing a hit called “My Michelle” during one of the reunion shows!
What are your opinions on Steven’s words? Feel free to comment!
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