Former Guns N' Roses Drummer Steven Adler Apologises To Axl Rose
Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has apologised after calling the band's new line-up 'Axl And His Hacks'.
Guns N' Roses are set to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this month, and there had been speculation that the original line-up would perform, with both Adler and guitarist Slash keen for the reunion. Adler explained "From what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin]'s not gonna show up and Axl [Rose] will probably want to play with his hack band - his band of hacks. 'Axl and His Hacks' - it shouldn't even be Guns N' Roses. He's just driving that name into the freakin' ground. 'Axl and His Hacks.'"
Adler has had a rethink of his comments though, explaining to Antimusic "Sometimes my emotions get the best of me when talking about my former band. It's hard to see your ex in bed with somebody else. We created one of the biggest selling debut albums of all time and it's no secret that I want to finish what we started 25 years ago and play together at the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. The guys that Axl has put together are all great players. They're not hacks in the sense that they can't play, they're all incredible musicians. I just meant that they are not the original lineup. I would like to apologize to Axl, Bumblefoot, D.J., Tommy, Dizzy, Richard, Frank, and Chris for my statement."
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions take place on April 14th in Cleveland.