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Ex-Guns N’ Roses star Steven Adler writing book about things he can’t remember doing

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Steven Adler is enlisting friends and fans to help him write a book about things he has absolutely zero recollection of doing.

Aptly entitled ‘Steven Adler: The S*** My Friends Remember I Did’, the autobiography of sorts will focus on Steven’s various exploits while inebriated for a quarter of a century.

Explaining the premise of the project, which is still in its embryonic stages, Steven told Eric Blair: “I was doing drugs for the last twenty-five years - well, not the last three and a half, but before, for twenty-five years. I drank, I did drugs. And now that I'm sober, I'm talking to people and they're telling me stories, and it's just blank up there (points to head) - there's nothing there.

"So, I decided I'm gonna put a book together sort of as a reminder of the stories. And I know, of course, I owe apologies to many, many girls around the world. When I was drinking and drugging, I would do and say things I would never normally say. So, I hope you accept my apology. You know who you are.”

He added to Loudwire at the Bowl for Ronnie fundraiser in Los Angeles: “I started a website called Steven Adler Stories and if you have a story where we’ve ever met anywhere around the world, it should be no less that 20 words and no more than 125 words. That’s how you can be a part of my history."

The Steven Adler Stories website is now open for fans to regale their Adler-related anecdotes, and, as expected, there are already some bogus stories being submitted.


Guns N' Roses in the late 1980s © Getty Images

Reflecting upon the secrets of his sobriety, Steven said: "You know, it's just keeping busy and it's just something that happened. It just snapped in my head one day. I was on my way, like I usually did, year after year, I would walk to the liquor store and I would be there before it would open. And just one day, I was walking out my front door to go to the liquor store and just something snapped in my head, and I said, 'I can't do this anymore.'

“And I woke my wife up and she took me to an AA meeting, and it started from there. One day at a time. And now I've got three years, seven months and three weeks (of sobriety), and it's like that. After the first year, it's just like you don't even think about it.

“And I quit smoking cigarettes three months ago. That was just like drinking - it was something I hated doing and hated, but I couldn't stop. And then I did some iowaskam (an entheogenic brew), and I focused and prayed on that, and within ten days I was able to stop. Now I smoke these little Clint Eastwood cigars, like three or four a day, which is nothing compared to… There's no chemicals in it; just tobacco rolled. Instead of thirty chemical-laced cigarettes. I'd stink. If you notice, I don't stink right now."

He continued: “I’m very blessed. All the things that I did to myself in 25 years and still survived. There’s faith and I have to have faith in myself again. And I love myself again. I wake up in the morning and say ‘good morning, Stevie!’ instead of going ‘God damn it, I’m still alive’.”

Steven, who was part of the ‘classic’ Guns line-up from 1985 to 1990, made four cameo appearances on the Not In This Lifetime… Tour in Cincinnati, Nashville, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires last year guesting on the ‘Appetite For Destruction’ classics ‘Out ta Get Me’ and ‘My Michelle’.

Despite previously speaking candidly about the performances and revealing his ambitions to reunite with Guns N’ Roses once again, in March of this year Adler told Rolling Stone he has been forced to stay quiet on the issue. 

"I had the best experience last year playing with them last year," Adler said. "I wish Izzy (Stradlin) was there, but it was so great since I finally got to have some closure. It was wonderful.

“I don't have nothing else to say about it. I'm really sorry. That's all I can tell you. There's nothing to say. I literally, literally honest to god literally, I can't even tell you why I can't tell you any more. Literally, okay? I really can't. I just can't." 

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