Guns N' Roses
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler reunited with band members in Cincinnati for the "Not In This Lifetime" tour. YouTube/Anthony Sunta

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler returned to the band Wednesday night in Cincinnati to perform for the first time since 1990. He performed two songs “My Michelle” and “Out Ta Get Me.” They did perform together once after 1990 during the Guns N’ Roses’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance in 2012 without Axl Rose.

Adler joined the current band members guitarist Slash, Rose, bassist Duff McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, second keyboardist Melissa Reeves, guitarist Richard Fortus and current drummer Frank Ferrer.

Guns N’ Roses shared a photo of Adler on Twitter behind the drum set with the caption “Live from Cincy... #NotInThisLifetime.” Another tweet read, “Something just happened in Cincy right now.”

GNR announced their summer tour in April after they were scheduled to play two shows in Las Vegas and headline Coachella. The “Not In This Lifetime” tour started in June and will run through August.

When this tour was announced, fans were not convinced if Adler would join the other members of the band after being fired in 1990 due to drug abuse. However, it was reported at the time of April 1 concert at The Troubadour that his absence was due to a medical issue.

“A source close to the band told me that Adler is having back surgery, which is the real reason he pulled out of the Whisky show. I've also been told he's not ready to tour with GNR, not yet, and maybe not ever,” L.A. Weekly had reported back in April.

Fan speculation around Adler’s participation was heavy and most of the band members were not sure if the drummer could hold it together during the tour because of his drug addiction. According to, Adler had discussed with VH1 Classic's Eddie Trunk about the possibility of his return for a GNR reunion.

“I love those guys, and I always will, but Duff, he doesn't think I'm cool. And Slash, he doesn't believe that I have [two years] sober. He doesn't believe it. I don't know why, but they forget that at one time in their life, they were doing drugs and drinking and they were fucking up. They forget that they were like that too. Duff has got 20 years sober or more, Slash has got, like, 11 or 12 years sober, and I've got [two years]. So everybody gets it at a different time. I'm just thankful I got it,” Adler had said.

The Cincinnati concert came as a surprise to fans who cheered vehemently after Chris took to the stage. GNR will be performing in Nashville on July 9 (local time). The band will end their “Not In This Lifetime” tour on Aug. 22 in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.

Watch Guns N' Roses w/ Steven Adler - Out Ta Get Me & My Michelle - Cincinnati, OH July 06, 2016 here.

Source: YouTube/Anthony Sunta