Steven Adler plays Guns N' Roses classics for cancer charity

Music 11/05/2017

Over the weekend former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler teamed up with a roster of rock veterans to play a set at the 2017 Ride for Ronnie Rally.

Dipping into GNR's classic catalog, the crowd was treated to three favourites, "Welcome to the Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Rocket Queen".

Adler was joined by singer Lita Ford, Foreigner bassist Jeff Bilson, Quiet Riot veteran Alex Grossi, Hurrican guitarist Robert Sarzo, singer Patrick Stone and Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin.

The Ride for Ronnie Rally is part of a broader annual event in aid of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. This was the third edition of the event, organised by Dio's widow Wendy after his passing in 2010. 

Adler has been making some special guest appearances on GNR’s partial reunion tour that runs across 2016 and 2017, and has hopes that this may lead to more.

Noting that this July marks the 30th anniversary of Guns N' Roses debut Appetite for Destruction LP, Adler said earlier this year: “I was thinking why don’t we just do four or five shows and play all of Appetite from beginning to end, throw [in], like, ‘Civil War,’ and maybe something off of… like ‘Patience’… and record it, videotape it … I thought that would be really cool. But that’s my idea. If it was up to me, it would be a different story. But it is what it is.”