Back from the Dead (Adler album)

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Back from the Dead
Adler - Back from the Dead album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2012
RecordedJanuary 2012 to April 2012 (January 2012 to April 2012)
StudioPilsongs Studio, Santa Clarita, CA
GenreRock, hard rock, heavy metal
LabelNew Ocean Media
ProducerJeff Pilson, Adler

Back from the Dead is the only studio album by Adler, released on November 26, 2012 on New Ocean Media.[1] The album's release was preceded by the single "The One That You Hated", which was released on April 10, 2012 via iTunes.[2] It is the first album that Steven Adler has been completely involved with after he left Guns N' Roses, (not including the two EPs that are only sold through certain internet websites during his previous time with the band Adler's Appetite) and the first full-length album he has played all drum tracks on since Appetite for Destruction. The album was recorded from January 2012 to April 2012 in Los Angeles, California with producer Jeff Pilson and mixed by Jay Ruston.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Track listings[edit]

All songs credited to Adler and Jeff Pilson

1."Back from the Dead"Jacob Bunton, Lonny Paul, Jeff Pilson4:17
2."Own Worst Enemy"Bunton, Paul3:22
3."Another Version of the Truth"Bunton, Paul, Pilson3:25
4."The One That You Hated"Bunton, Paul3:06
5."Good to Be Bad"Bunton, Paul3:19
6."Just Don't Ask"Bunton4:50
7."Blown Away"Bunton3:06
8."Waterfall"Bunton, Paul3:55
10."Your Diamonds"Bunton4:08
11."Dead Wrong"Bunton, Paul3:09
Total length:40:02


  • Jacob Bunton - lead vocals, guitar, mandolin and piano
  • Lonny Paul - guitar, vocals
  • Steven Adler - drums, cowbell, shakers, tambourine, crowbar, shovel & screams
  • Johnny Martin - bass, vocals
Additional musicians
  • Jeff Pilson - bass on all tracks, 6 string guitar, key & vocals
  • Slash - lead guitar on "Just Don't Ask"
  • John 5 - Lead guitar on "Good To Be Bad"
  • Michael Lord - Piano on "Waterfall"
Production personnel


  • Adler frontman Jacob Bunton has said that there were thirteen tracks recorded for the album, though the CD only features eleven tracks.[12]
  • Both Jacob Bunton and Steven Adler have said, "When you hear this album, you hear everything from Journey, to Foo Fighters, to Guns N' Roses, to Elton John, to Lynyrd Skynyrd". Steven Adler also said "I'm not saying it's gonna be the next Appetite for Destruction, but there hasn't been a hard rock 'n' roll record out there that has feeling and soul and feel to it. I think we've come pretty close."[13]
  • Jacob Bunton has said "The process of making this record was incredible, our musical influences are all over the place, and this record is a perfect reflection of everything we love about rock n' roll. Steven Adler said "I'm so proud of this record, this is the record I've been wanting to make for over 20 years, and now I've finally found the band with the perfect chemistry to make it happen!"[14]
  • When Steven Adler was asked if his new album was better than the latest Guns N Roses album Chinese Democracy, he remarked "Of course it is."[15]
  • Steven Adler also said "I haven't been this excited since the early days of GNR, and couldn't be happier with the way the record turned out. It was the record I wanted to make for 25 years, and can't wait for everyone to hear it".[16]
  • Steven uses Vater sticks, Rockett Drums and Paiste cymbals and Jacob uses Charvel Guitars, Fender Guitars, Bourgeois Guitars, Diezel Amplification, Audio Technica, Radial Engineering, and GHS strings for the new album.
  • The art direction and concept was done by Lonny Paul, the layout and design was done by Ryan Russel, and Publicist was Doug Weber. The photographs were done by Liz Taylor of Smacdab Media, Carolina Adler, and Ryan Russel.
  • A line from track eleven song "Dead Wrong" says "you never shut up" in the lyric booklet, when the song clearly seems to say "(you're) talking too much" when listened to.
  • The lyric booklet also comes in two different designs, both black with red printing, and red with black printing on the front covers.


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  2. ^ "ADLER: 'The One That You Hated' Video Released". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
  3. ^ "Adler To Release Debut Album 'Back From The Dead' In November | Sleaze Roxx". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  4. ^ "Interview: Adler's Jacob Bunton and Lonny Paul Discuss New Album, 'Back From the Dead'". Guitar World. Archived from the original on 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  5. ^ "Adler – Back From The Dead". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  6. ^ "Steven Adler | Hard Rock Hideout". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  7. ^ "Adler Announces 'Back From The Dead' 2013 Tour | Sleaze Roxx". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  8. ^ "ADLER: Debut Album Details Revealed". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  9. ^ "Adler: 'I Always Hoped That Axl Had A Little Piece Of A Heart' | Interviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  10. ^ "ADLER - Back From The Dead Full Album Stream Online". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  11. ^ "ADLER - Back From The Dead (Interview)". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  12. ^ "Adler at the fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW, YouTube video, Posted April 15, 2012".
  13. ^ "Former Guns n Roses drummer has appetite for new album, ArtisanNewsService, YouTube video, Posted April 7, 2012".
  14. ^ "Ex-Guns N' Roses Drummer Steven Adler Sets Release Date for New Album 'Back From the Dead'". Loudwire. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  15. ^ "STEVEN ADLER Says His New Band's Debut Album Is Better Than 'Chinese Democracy'". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  16. ^ "Interview with Adler; Drummer Steven Adler talks new album 'Back From The Dead' and more « Interviews «". Retrieved 2015-11-20.

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