“Great for the die-hard GNR fan…This is a cautionary tale, all the way.” (Penthouse)
Forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, a debilitating stroke . . .
Now, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering, untold truth.
Once upon a time, Steven Adler—along with four uniquely talented but very complicated and demanding musicians—helped form Guns N’ Roses. They emerged from the streets, primal artists who obliterated glam rock and its big hair to resurrect rock’s truer blues roots . . . and took “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll” to obscene levels of reckless abandon. By the late 1980s, GN’R was the biggest rock band in the world, grabbing headlines and awards while selling out huge arenas. But there was a price to pay. For Adler, it was his health and sanity, culminating in his brutal public banishment by his once-beloved musical brothers—a humiliating act of betrayal that caused him to plunge into the dark side and spend most of the next twenty years in a drug-fueled hell.
In My Appetite for Destruction, Adler digs deep, revealing the last secrets—not just his own but GN’R’s as well.See all Editorial Reviews
Guns N Roses fans watched and cringed as our favorite band imploded in front of us. The situation was much worse from the inside. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Fruit Loop
An interesting story. I'm always interested in reading books about the addiction experience, and the road to recovery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If you're a clasic GNR fan you want to get all the points of view. This one is well written. If you want to know how and why Adler was fired from GNR, it's in here - from his point... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Steven Adler seemed to be the happiest and most thankful and grateful of the GNR Appetite group. This was a good book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shannon
I actually enjoyed reading his story. I was unhappy to read about how he was treated.Published 4 months ago by Shelly kanner
A great first hand account of the rockstar life. The trials and tribulations of developing the best rock album ever made. The slippery slope of addiction. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Doug
I know Adler had his problems but I could not believe he was kicked out of the band.Published 5 months ago by Rebecca Thielen