Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1965
SpouseCarolina Ferreira (m. 2002), Cheryl Swiderski (m. 1989–1990)
FactIs of Icelandic descent.

Steven Adler is an American musician who rose to fame as the drummer of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on January 22, 1965, Adler was raised in a Jewish household. His father, Michael, was a drummer, and his mother, Deanna, was a housewife. Adler has an older brother, Jamie, and a younger sister, Staci.

Adler began playing drums at the age of five. He took lessons from his father and later from Joe Porcaro, a member of the rock band Toto. Adler’s first band was Road Crew, which he formed with his childhood friend Slash (later of Guns N’ Roses).

Adler’s career took off in 1985 when he joined Guns N’ Roses. The band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987), was a massive success, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide. Adler’s drumming style was a key element of the band’s sound.

Adler’s time with Guns N’ Roses was marred by drug addiction, which led to his dismissal from the band in 1990. He subsequently struggled with addiction for many years.

In recent years, Adler has overcome his addiction and has been working steadily as a musician. He has released two solo albums, Back from the Dead (2012) and My Way (2014). He has also toured with his own band, Steven Adler’s Appetite for Destruction.

Adler has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has been married twice and has three children.

General Info

Full NameSteven Adler
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1965
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFilm Score Composer, Actor, Songwriter, Drummer
EducationPasadena City College


SpouseCarolina Ferreira (m. 2002), Cheryl Swiderski (m. 1989–1990)
ParentsMelvin Adler, Deanna Adler
SiblingsKenny Adler, Jamie Adler


Music GroupsGuns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, Adler's Appetite, Adler, Road Crew, Enuff Z'Nuff, BulletBoys, Vain
MoviesBob and the Monster, Dahmer vs. Gacy, Guns N' Roses: November Rain in Paradise City
TV ShowsCelebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, Do It For the Band: Women of the Sunset Strip

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1Loud is a way of life...The image is a non-image.


1He is also known as Steven "Pop-corn" Adler.
2Touring with his new band "Adler's Appetite" (formerly known as Suki Jones. They are a cover band which plays mostly Guns N Roses songs and a few others. [July 2003]
3Recently reunited with his Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan'for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He managed to patch things up with Slash.
4Suffered a mild stroke due to his issues with drug abuse. He appeared in the third and fifth seasons of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew' to try and kick his alcohol and drug dependency.
5Is of Icelandic descent.
6In 2000, discovered he had a daughter, born to an old friend of his in Los Angeles. His daughter's mother kept it from him, and she continues to withhold from their daughter the knowledge of who her father is.
7Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach wrote the lyrics for the song "Wasted Time" about Steven. The song appeared on Skid Row's 1991 album 'Slave to the Grind'.
8Before Guns N' Roses, he played in a band with future GNR bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
9Attended middle and high school with longtime Guns N' Roses bandmate Slash.
10Was the subject of a "Hard Copy" episode in October 1996. It was revealed that Steven had suffered a stroke due to his drug abuse, and subsequently sobered up.
11Filed suit against Guns N' Roses in October 1991; suit was settled out of court in 1993, awarding Steven 2.5 million.
12Fired from Guns N' Roses in 1990 due to his drug abuse.
13Filed suit against Guns N' Roses, claiming they were responsible for his drug problems. Former bandmate Axl Rose testified against him.
14Former drummer of Guns N' Roses.




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The Choir: Military Wives2011TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
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Tung metal2010TV Series music - 1 episode
Megamind2010writer: "Welcome To The Jungle"
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Totally Gay!2003TV Movie documentary writer: "Sweet Child O'Mine"
The Real Cancun2003Documentary writer: "Paradise City"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Daddy1999writer: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
Beavis and Butt-Head1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Van1996writer: "Paradise City"
The Program1993writer: "Welcome to the Jungle"
State of Grace1990writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Lean on Me1989writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
The Dead Pool1988writer: "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE"
Bad Dreams1988writer: "Sweet Child O' Mine"


Guns N' Roses: Rock in Rio III2001TV Special
Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!1994Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I - Don't Cry1993Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part II - November Rain1993Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I1992Video documentary
Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II1992Video documentary
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentary


What Now2015/I80s Rocker
Dahmer vs. Gacy2010Stevie
Beyond Desire1995Inmate
The Dead Pool1988Musician at Funeral (uncredited)


A Conversation with Steven Adler2015Documentary shortHimself - interview
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Drummer, Guns N Roses 1985-90
20 Moves2014DocumentaryHimself
Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back2014DocumentaryHimself
Glory Days2014/IHimself
Dead Noise2013TV SeriesHimself
My Way2012/IDocumentary
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Bob and the Monster2011DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Rehab Patient / Himself
That Metal Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sober House2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Rocks!2008DocumentaryDrummer, Guns n Roses
Guns N' Roses: The Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind the Music2004TV Series documentary
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos1998VideoHimself - Drummer
Guns N' Roses: Patience1989ShortHimself
Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz1988Video documentaryHimself (Drummer) (as Guns N' Roses)

Archive Footage

Axl Rose: The Prettiest Star2005Video documentaryHimself
Guns n' Roses: Sex n' Drugs n' Rock n' Roll2003Video documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2011Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USAOutstanding Cast PerformanceDahmer vs. Gacy (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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