It was announced last week that ADLER, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, has postponed its summer tour due to Steven checking into an undisclosed rehabilitation center to continue working on his sobriety.
Steven wants to address the recent personal information that has been publicly addressed and let you understand his choice, in his words:
“I picked up a bottle and drank. This occurred a few times and that is a few times too many. I knew that this had to permanently stop. That is the moment I picked up the phone, before it got out of hand, to get help. I had kicked hard drugs several years ago and now it is time to get rid of the urges of drinking alcohol. I am at a great facility and will stay here until I am comfortable to be home to work the program on my own. I love you all for understanding, being patient and supporting my decision. Like my peers, I will beat this too, so I can return to music and beat my drums!”
US dates are currently being rescheduled to early fall. Updates to follow.
Adler's debut album, Back From The Dead, was released last November via New Ocean Media. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR), the CD consists of 11 tracks and features guest appearances by Adler's former GN'R bandmate Slash and ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.
Adler is comprised of Steven Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).
"The process of making this record was incredible," states Bunton. "Our musical influences are all over the place and this record is a perfect reflection of everything that we love about rock 'n' roll."
"I'm so proud of this record," adds Steven Adler. "This is the record I've been wanting to make for over 20 years and now I've finally found the band with the perfect chemistry to make it happen!"
For more information, check out Adlerrocks.com