Steven Adler (born Michael Coletti; January 22, 1965) is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s. Adler was fired from Guns N' Roses over his heroin addiction in 1990, following which he reformed his old band Road Crew and briefly joined BulletBoys, which both proved unsuccessful. Since 2003, Adler has been the drummer and frontman of the band Adler's Appetite. He appeared on the second and fifth seasons of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, as well as on the first season of its spin-off Sober House.
Adler was born Michael Coletti in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of an Italian-American father and a Jewish American mother. His father soon left, after which his mother, Deanna, moved the family to Los Angeles, California. He was renamed Steven in observance of Jewish traditions, and he took on the surname Adler from his mother's marriage to Melvin Adler. He has an older brother, Kenny, and a younger half-brother, Jamie. Adler grew up in the San Fernando Valley until the age of 13, when he was sent to live with his grandparents in Hollywood due to his bad