By Rikki Lee Travolta
There are certain songs that only one artist in the world can do the way they should be done. Other artists can come close. But nobody else can do it with the perfect imperfections.
A Jimi Hendrix guitar solo comes to mind. Or perhaps, a Jerry Lee Lewis piano solo.
When Steven Adler recorded the drums for Appetite for Destruction, he cemented one of the most iconic sounds in history. Slash and Izzy Stradlin have both said that Steven’s unique drums are one of the big keys to the success of those songs.
I’m not saying nobody else can play great versions of Guns N’ Roses songs other than the original musicians. A lot of people didn’t think anyone else could sing GNR songs the right way, but then Ari Kamin showed up and showed the world he is a force to be reckoned with – with such legends as Nuno Bettencourt, Sebastian Bach, and Paul Stanley singing his praises.
However, there is only one Steven Adler. Only Steven can do the exact vibe and timbre of Appetite for Destruction era songs the exact way they were meant to be.
And, that is why it is so cool that Steven does shows around the country with Ari Kamin hitting notes only one other man has ever sung with such intensity, Michael Thomas and Alistair James masterfully slaying blistering guitar riffs, and Cristian Sturba blasting out bass lines fueled by the spirit of the Sunset Strip.
A Steven Adler show with this magical lineup is honestly the chance to experience the music in one of the truest senses possible.
Steven Adler and his band of brothers have a truly legendary show coming up – fittingly at Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest or if you looking for an excuse for a weekend vacation this is an extra special opportunity.
Aside from the distinctive vocals of Axl Rose on Appetite for Destruction, the other big-name singers of the Sunset Strip scene included guys like Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Jani Lane of Warrant, and Bret Michaels of Poison. One voice that stood out from the crowd was Stephen Pearcy – whose gravelly growl turned the band Ratt into legends themselves.
Stephen is truly an exceptional talent. The man knows how to write a hit song and put on a dynamic and exciting show.
Who can forget the iconic songs of Ratt’s multi-platinum Out of the Cellar? “Round and Round” is number 20 on the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Songs of All Time” list for a reason. Every time it comes on the radio or on my playlist, I crank up the volume – and I’m not the only one.
Now Steven Adler and Stephen Pearcy will be joining forces to bring the spirit of the Sunset Strip and the hit songs that defined the era to Legends Casino Hotel in Toppenish, Washington for one epic night on November 10, 2023.
Stephen Pearcy is headlining the Legends Casino Hotel event and he decided to give audiences a thrill with special guest Steven Adler and his Appetite for Destruction experience that is packing concert venues and the biggest rock festivals across the country.
I’ve seen some great shows put on by some great musicians. I’ve even had the thrill of joining some of them on stage. But, I will tell you that a Steven Adler show is like nothing else on the planet.
At the Legends Casino Hotel event, Steven will be breathing life into such hard-driving classics as “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Paradise City”, “My Michelle”, “Civil War”, “Mr. Brownstone”, and “Rocket Queen” – songs only one man can truly play as originally intended.
And what a venue! Legends Casino Hotel is becoming known as one of the premier concert venues in Washington state, proving that some of the best live rock n’ roll events happen in the Pacific Northwest.
To make plans to join Stephen Pearcy and special guest Steven Adler at Legends Casino Hotel on November 10, you can go to Ticketmaster.com for tickets.
If you want to stay to live it up after the show, I recommend you call the hotel at (877) 726-6311 or visit www.legendscasino.com. They will take good care of you.
There are more Steven Adler shows coming up around the country too! If you are interested in keeping tabs on Steven Adler be sure to make his Official Facebook page one of your regular stomping grounds: https://www.facebook.com/stevenadlersite2/
You can also depend on Life and Times to keep you in the know about the best Steven Adler Army news. Life and Times is your guilty pleasure for entertainment news, views, and reviews. So, make us your daily addiction.
I also recommend that you follow the great Stephen Pearcy at www.OfficialStephenPearcy.com.
Peace. Love. Trust.
Rikki Lee Travolta
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