Steven Adler Not Reuniting With Guns n’ Roses — At Least for Now

A ruptured disk has sidelined the original Gunner for at least the beginning of the "reunion" tour



After months of speculation it’s been confirmed that Steven Adler will not take part in the Guns n’ Roses “reunion,” at least for the foreseeable future. A well-placed source says Adler suffered a ruptured disk and will not be physically able to perform at their club show at Los Angeles’s Troubadour (April 1) and, possibly, beyond. The band also plays April 8 and 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

While it hasn’t been announced who will be behind the drum kit when they take the stage tonight, it’s widely believed it’ll be Frank Ferrer, he of the Chinese Democracy-version of GNR. Right now the lone original members on board are singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin officially announced he was not taking part in the “reunion” last month; other members expected to take part are keyboardist Dizzy Reed and guitarist Richard Fortus

Earlier today, GNR announced tour dates for this summer. They are:

June 23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
June 26 – Washington, DC @ FEDEXFIELD
June 29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
July 6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
July 9 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
July 16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
July 19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
July 23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
July 29 – Orlando, FL @ Citrus Bowl
July 31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 3 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
August 5 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
August 9 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
August 12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
August 15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
August 22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

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