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Adler Performs 'Waterfall'

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments14 Comments
Here's another track from Steven Adler's new band, Adler. It rocks. I'm so, so, so excited for the Adler debut album. I really think it's going to go over well in the music world. I heard the band's first single "The One That You Hated" the other day on Ozzy's Boneyard (satellite radio) and I got really excited. This band is going places!


Reader Comments (14)

It's nice to see Steven finally do something other than just try to be a cover band of that other band he got kicked out of.

The guy singing, Jacob? He has a nice voice & it's a decent song.

Good to see him finally progress a little bit. Good luck Steve.

P.S. Dropping the " 's Appetite" from your band name was the best thing you could do for your career.
April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Stele
ya know what,..thats actually a really good tune,...and thats live ,...so on record it would sound that much better...!
Good One Allyson
April 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
I agree with Ace in that it is great the Adler dropped the Appetite and seems to be trying to make his own name.
April 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Love this song! I'm so extremely excited for Jacob! I am routing for this band to do well, but only for Jacob's sake (I could care less about dbag Adler)! Jacob is the TALENT behind this band! Looking forward to hearing more!
April 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
OK. Heres my take. And it may be unpopular, but hear me out. The song is really solid. It sounds like it could fit right in with some of the really good poppy rock ballads on modern-rock radio by bands like Papa Roach, Hinder, and My Darkest Days. But watching the video, I already see a few small issues with the band, and more specifically, their name and image.
1) These guys will NEVER be taken seriously with the name 'Adler'. Just dumb. Change the name to something "cool" and "modern" and they have a chance.
2) Doesnt it just feel like its an old, beaten down, has-been drummer hangin out with the coolest looking "and most talented" guys he could find? I mean, seriously, would these guys hire a drummer his age if he just didnt happen to be Steven Adler and have a pile of money and have GREAT connections to get signed, to get gigs, and get promotion? And dont get me wrong, I friggin LOVE Steven, but this just feels like somebody is trying to hard.

I seriously dont get the hate above me here in the comments on Adlers Appetite either. That band was EXACTLY what Steven should of been doing.
April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Just a thought: What kind of alternate universe are we living in when some guy in ripped zebra spandex is referred to as "the coolest looking" guy. Didn't that stuff die in 1984?
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Okay, guyz, before you jump the shark too far...

Really, naming the band something crap like Asking Alexandria would be cooler? Nah! Adler is way cooler. He oughta get some groove chrome lettering to match that dude's zebra print spandex, too. Ace, that stuff will NEVER die as long as it's worn with conviction. It's what you call "Retro-chic". It's also fun and hip.

And, though I am happy to see a competent singer, Jacob Lynam wade into the big leagues with the likes of Adler, please have the situational awareness that he's kind of a dingus. At least that's been my impression of him on more than one occasion on various Rock Cruises.

And, Kenny O, tho you and I agree on most everything, reality is, Adler is hardly loaded in the financial sense.
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
good song. A move in the right direction? not sure. He should stick with the name "Adler's Appetite" as this name recognition helps pay the bills by getting on more bills and into more clubs and festivals. He should play a mix of GNR (as he was 'the' driving beat behind that album) and a mix of his solo stuff; perhaps ending with a cover or two.

As for his financial situation (as he reported on Stern), he was destitute, but he (his mom, actually, on his behalf) lawyered up after he was kicked out of the band and he was forced to sign over rights. He was eventually awarded (I think he said) 2 million in back royalties and perhaps some money in future royalties which was put into a trust in his name and his handled by a firm so he doesn't squander it. I am not sure steve even understands the financial part of the settlement. Is he "loaded"?, did he "embellish" his financial situation? I don't know, but axl has said on many occasions that Steve's mom (specifically) is one reason there won't be a GNR reunion.

Also, I met Jacob Lyman a couple of times when his band opened for Cinderella and have his CD in my collection. To me, he seemed more shy than being a dingus. He reminded me of a young Tom Keifer (not that I personally know tom) but perhaps that's why Tom took him under his wing. However, Tom has been vocal about his own substance abuse problems especially earlyon in his career, so I hope Jacob wasn't (isn't) blending flattery and imitation into obsession and truly being a dingus. It's a fine line to travel sometimes.
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
oh, and steve als has an endorsement deal with Rockett Drum Works (as in Rikki Rockett). Mr. Ream has a heart of "platinum" is a true social worker in this rock-n-roll world. When steve was really down, he reached out to him and personally offered him this gig in order to help him along his way.
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
I've also heard from someone who knows him that Dingus is shy but I'd say clueless and aloof would be a better description of him based on conversations I was privy to.

Quite simply, I'd say he's an opportunist who has no idea how to be a REAL Rock & Roller.

Again, not taking away anything from his talent and singing ability. Maybe it's his "voice" he needs to work on, meaning... What he believes in and how he expresses it, not so much on stage, but off.

My observation of him is he has a very shallow perception of the human condition and the music business.

Have him contact me if he needs any clarification.
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Lonny Paul is a great musician and was agreat front man for Heart Throb Mob. His band Tilterworld was also really good. Hope for his sake they do well. I like the song. -T
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter-T
It's a reasonably catchy song, but not so remarkable that it would get much attention without the Adler name slapped on it.
April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
it's funny,i just learned what "dingus" meant today. and Jacob wasn't that on the Motley Cruise. i talked too him a few times,once was standing behind him waiting for pizza slices at 4 in the morning.he was very cool.me thinks he is actually shy as one poster said. the only "dingus" on that boat ride was stephen Percy
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrued
also metalboy is probably right in his assumptions...HI Metalboy! you rock!
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrued

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