[lastfm]Steven Adler[/lastfm], drummer of [lastfm]Guns N’ Roses[/lastfm] from 1985-1990 and participant of VH1′s Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, released his tell-all autobiography, “My Appetite for Distruction.” The book reveals his tumultuous battle with substance abuse how it lead to suicide attempts and the end of his rock n’ roll career. Did you know he had 28 drug overdoses? How is this man alive?
Read more about Adler after the jump!
[pullquote quote="I wasted so much of my life, it’s great to have survived and be living again." credit="Former Guns N' Roses dummer Steven Adler"]
“Whatever almost kills you makes you stronger,” is something Steven Adler can probably relate to. Adler was fired by Guns N’ Roses in 1990 when his drug problems were interfering with his playing. Since then, he’s had two heart attacks, served some time in the pokey, and beat his terrible addiction to cocaine and heroin.
His new autobiography, which you can buy at select retailers, reveals his struggles to become clean & sober. It took a village, but Adler is currently clean and has been playing in “Adler’s Appetite,” his new band, which is actively touring. He commented:
It’s so healing, getting all those things out of my system. You can’t take 30 years of pain and all that stuff and just get rid of it immediately, but at least I’m starting to get it out and I’m starting to become my own person again. I wasted so much of my life, it’s great to have survived and be living again.
It seems like Steve’s lucky to have had so many chances to live his life, which is something we can relate to. For more drug-laden rock n’ roll stories and experiences with death (for two minutes), make sure you read the [lastfm]Mötley Crüe[/lastfm] tell-all, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. Now that book is crazy. How is [lastfm]Nikki Sixx [/lastfm]still alive?