How I lost my son to Guns N' Roses

A mother's unshakable love for her son, despite well publicised struggles and demons, is the subject of a forthcoming rock n' roll book

'Sweet Child Of Mine: How I Lost My Son to Guns N' Roses' was penned by Deanna Adler, the mother of classic-era Guns N 'Roses drummer Steven Adler and it will be released on January 24 via Monarch Publishing.

In the book Deanna peels the lid back on life from her perspective as her son descended into drug addiction whilst one of the five foundation stones of the greatest rock n' roll band in history.

Deanna gives an honest look at the pain and suffering caused by the abuse, which became self-destructive. A gripping display of the dangers of drug addiction overcome by the persistence of a mother's love

The book promises to take readers on a rollercoaster of emotions from the highs of being a key member of Guns N' Roses to the lows of legal battles, financial ruin, two heart attacks, multiple suicide attempts, a debilitating stroke, and numerous stints in rehab.

Steven Adler has not rejoined his old band mates for their partial reunion tour although he has been invited to make guest appearances. He rejoined the band on November 5, 2016 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina to perform one song: "My Michelle". The previous night, Adler played "Out Ta Get Me" with the group at the same venue.

During the U.S. leg of GN'R's "Not In This Lifetime" tour, Adler played "Out Ta Get Me" and "My Michelle" on three separate occasions. Those shows marked Adler's first appearances with Guns N' Roses since 1990.
Adler was the stick man for Guns for five years, between 1985 and 1990 until he was booted out of the band due to his increasing drug dependency.

 

eric@newrocktimes.com