Steven Adler Says He's Not Mad At Axl Rose Anymore
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.01.2012
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler told Rolling Stone that he's no longer angry with Axl Rose. Here are highlights of the interview:
On his relationship with Axl Rose: "I'm not angry with Axl anymore. I love him and I feel blessed that I got to work with him and achieve what I achieved with him. I guess time does heal all wounds."
On calling the current Guns N' Roses lineup "scabs": "I shouldn't have said that. I've grown up and matured. Holy crap! I've matured in the six months since we last spoke!"
On his appearances on Celebrity Rehab and Sober House: "It was the best thing I ever did for myself. Having the treatment on TV made it easier because the camera doesn't lie. You try to bullshit your way out of things, but then you watch yourself on camera and you see the truth . . . When you're doing drugs you think you're 10 feet tall and beautiful. But you can't be in denial when there's a video camera in your face."
On being sober since 2008: "I work at it every day. I used to wake up in the morning and say, 'Oh, God.' Now I wake up in the morning and look forward to life. I work out every morning with my guitarist."