Adler, named after original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, issued their debut album, "Back From The Dead" in '12. That could almost be the title of Adler's biography.
Adler was born Michael Coletti in Cleveland, OH (1/22/65). His father abandoned the family shortly thereafter leading his mother to move the family to SoCal. The future Guns N' Roses drummer was renamed Steven in observance of Jewish traditions, and he took the surname Adler after his mother's marriage to Melvin Adler. Steven attended Bancroft Junior High and it as there he met Saul Hudson, later known to the rest of the world as Slash.
In Hollywood, Adler formed the Road Crew with Slash. Bassist Duff McKagen was recruited but Adler's lackadaisical work ethic and the band's inability to find a lead singer led to their demise.
Adler then joined Hollywood Rose with singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin. That outfit morphed into Guns N' Rose. With the addition of Slash and McKagen, GN'R's most famous line-up was in place.
After selling millions of CDs and worldwide tours, Adler was fired from GN'R in '90 due to his heroin addiction. Subsequent projects, including the reformation of the Road Crew, failed to connect but Adler did appear on VH1's reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew ('08 and '11) and its spin-off Sober House.
In between, Adler was the drummer and frontman of Adler's Appetite.
In addition to Adler, his namesake band has frontman Jacob Bunton, guitarist Lonny Paul (from Adler's Appetite), and bassist Johnny Martin.
"Back From The Dead" featured guest appearances by Adler's former Guns N Roses band mate Slash and Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5. "This is the record I've been wanting to make for over 20 years and now I've finally found the band with the perfect chemistry to make it happen," stated Adler.
2012 Back From The Dead