Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler went to a nu-Guns show in January, and according to a posting on his MySpace page, he had a bit of a bro-down with Axl Rose:
STEVEN: I saw Axl, talked with him from, shit, what was it? 10 or 12 at night to 8 in the morning, we talked. We resolved a lot of fucking shit!
FANSITE: What was that like? That must’ve been weird!
STEVEN: It was wonderful! Just wonderful. I was the same happy-go-lucky person that I’ve always been to him, and he enjoyed it. Dude we talked ’till 8 in the morning!
STEVEN: It was at The HardRock, when he played there.
FANSITE: Did you see the show?
STEVEN: Yeah…three people in his band all look like Izzy! I told him it sucked, I was kidding. I said “You know the five of us have to get back together! That’s when it will really fucking take off again! Nothing will be bigger. It would be the biggest reunion ever in history”.
FANSITE: What did he say?
STEVEN: You know how he is. He just grinned and giggled a little bit. Everybody in his band came up to me, “You’re the greatest fucking drummer! We tell Axl, ‘you gotta get the band back together’!” That’s what they said to HIM! It was wonderful! Dude, let me call you back! I’m not ignoring you, dude! You’re one of my top best friends, man! You’ve never done anything to hurt me! I’ll call you right back!
FANSITE: No problem, man! But real quick, what else is goin’ on?
STEVEN: Um, I’ve been talking with Izzy. I’ve been talking with Slash. 20 years, dude, since Appetite came out. Axl’s record is supposed to come out, in what, a few months?
FANSITE: Yeah, hopefully.
While our hearts are warmed by these revelations of all-night bull sessions, we’d be remiss if we didn’t note that this interview was done in January, back when Chinese Democracy‘s March 6 release date (now only 18 days away!) was still sort of plausible. Whether or not Axl is going to hit that target is still completely up in the air, although perhaps this seemingly friendlier version of Axl will also result in other personality changes–like, you know, sticking to deadlines. Or are we expecting too much?
Steven Adler [MySpace, via Metal Sludge]
Earlier: “Chinese Democracy” Is (Maybe, Possibly, Inconceivably) Only A Month Away!