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Is Steven Adler getting boxed out of Guns N Roses reunion?

As more aging bands find the need to pay their aging mortgages, there is always talk of reunion! For you GnR fans hoping for the original lineup that included Steven Adler, it may never happen.

You know it’s gotta sting to get bounced out of a notorious partying band like Guns N Roses, but in 1990, Steven Adler was shown the hatch due to his substance abuse issues. Now, some 25 years later, there is buzz about a GnR reunion and Adler wants in, but is likely have to buy a ticket to the show because former bandmates don’t seem to buy the fact that he’s sober.

In a recent radio interview, Adler got pretty candid about why he won’t be getting an invite to the reunion:

They don’t think I’m cool and they don’t think I can play drums that great and they don’t think I’m sober. Duff, he has a right, in a way, but, like I said, he forgets where he came from too… They forget that they were like that too. Duff has got 20 years sober or more, Slash has got, like, 11 or 12 years sober, and I’ve got a year, nine months and 21 days. So everybody gets it at a different time. I’m just thankful I got it

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