Are you a fan of American rock music? If so, then Guns N’ Roses must be one of your favorite bands, and the name Steven Adler resonates in your ears. Steven who is also known as Michael Coletti is a former drummer and co-songwriter in the most cherished band Guns N’ Roses. It was in the late 80’s when Steven achieved the taste of huge success.
A person who listens to rock genre knows the depth and fame of Steven. He is a great musician of our time. Now let’s take a ride across Steven’s early life, career, achievements and his net worth in 2018. It is surely going to be an interesting read especially for the fans of rock music.
Adler was born on 22nd January 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio by the name of Michael Coletti. He belongs to a family of mixed culture where his father was an Italian American, and his mother a Jewish American, Deanna.
Steven has two brothers Kenny, and a younger one Jamie. At an early age, while he was studying at Bancroft Junior High School, he used to share a good bond with Slash another musical legend. Playing drums came in Adler’s life while he was attending high school, and from then things started taking a big turn. Adler got inclined towards music, and who knew that a legend is about to born.
Steven’s musical career began after he finished school. At first, he gave audition for Sunset Strip staple London, but it was a failed attempted. Then he formed his own band ‘The Road Crew’ with the legend Slash. Things were turning out pretty well, but Slash left the band as they couldn’t find a proper vocalist.
Adler stepped into Guns N’ Roses in the year 1985 which was formed by Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, and few members of LA Guns. The band started playing at nightclubs for a long period of time until a contract was signed with Geffen records.
It was in the year 1987 when Guns N’ Roses released its first album Appetite for Destruction. It is still now the biggest attraction as they sold 28 million copies of the album. Things were absolutely perfect until Adler started to miss performances in various award ceremonies. It was later revealed that he was high on drugs and things were getting unsettled which made him leave the band.
Even after leaving Guns N’ Roses Adler didn’t stop his musical journey. He formed his own band Adler’s Appetite.
Steven also started taking part in reality shows and in the year 2016; he was back with Guns N’ Roses after sixteen years of his leaving.
Awards and Achievements
Over a huge span of his musical career, Steven won many awards and applause from his listeners, but the biggest achievement is performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N’ Roses on 14th April 2012. That night was a memorable one for all music lovers, and even Adler admitted that it was like a dream come true for him.
Net Worth of Steven Adler
Steven’s musical career made him quite well established in comparison to other musicians. Not only with Guns N’ Roses but he was involved in several other activities like reality shows, songwriting etc. Steven has a total net worth of $17 million.
The fans of rock music all over the world still listens to Guns N’ Roses because an alternative hasn’t born yet, and with that, the name and music of Steven Adler are forever a classic.