I know that Brooke already chimed in about tonight's big episode of my favorite VH1 show, but I can't help it. I need to write about it, too. I'm emotionally invested.
Man, it's a weird feeling to watch your childhood heroes fall apart on basic cable.
(A poster of this image hung above my bed.)
Drummer Steven Adler (second from right) got kicked out of the band a million years ago for drug addiction. He's still banging around though, playing half-baked GNR covers in a band he calls Adler's Appetite. And the drugs are still there.
But he tried to kick them earlier this year during a stint on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."
VH1 sent us the first couple of episodes (the second one premieres today), and they're tough to watch. Adler tells the doctor about the time his mom and stepdad kicked him out of the house, when he came home to see his stuff packed and out on the lawn. He was 11.
Some will dismiss the show as exploitative, but I think it's a lot more real than a lot of that other reality (stuff) out there. Check it out if you haven't already.