Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Popcorn

Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N' Roses is 44 today.

Born January 22, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, Steven Steven Adler moved to Los Angeles with his mother, Deanna, and older brother Kenny, as a young child.

Adler met future Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash at the age of 12. The two attended the same junior high school in California.

The two became fast friends, and as Slash took up guitar, Adler gave up the guitar himself and took up drums, in order to form the band Road Crew.

Slash and Adler met their future Guns N' Roses bandmates when they placed an ad in The LA Times searching for a bassist for their band. 

Duff McKagan responded to the ad, and three joined Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin to create the most famous and "original" line-up of Guns N' Roses. 

Adler drummed on the first three GN'R albums: their 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, the multi-platinum Appetite for Destruction and G N' R Lies.

Steven's current project, Adler's Appetite, is currently on their first-ever US Tour.

You can view videos of their performance at the Key Club below.

"Welcome to the Jungle"

"Sweet Child O' Mine"

"Paradise City"

Steven Adler on MySpace


Peter said...

Hi Mack!
Yes, the Groening´s art to Bizarro comics is a modern classic, and a tp. with great stuff.
We´re a comic-book shop from Spain and we hanged the pic coz it´s the first time bizarro comics are published in Spain.

Thanks for you visit and your blog looks great.

Lutesha van Swieten said...

whoa, happy birthday to Steven 'Popcorn' Adler!