Steven Adler to celebrate Appetite For Destruction in Thunder Valley

The Thunder Valley Rally in Cottonwood, Arizona, will be headlined this year by Slaughter and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame drummer Steven Adler, who originally burst to fame as one of the founding members of Guns N’ Roses.

“Motorcycle rallies like Thunder Valley are such cool events,” Adler says. “These bikers have always been huge fans of GNR’s music – particularly the songs from Appetite For Destruction.”

Featuring the flying fingers of Michael Thomas on lead guitar, the subtle push and pull of Alistair James on rhythm guitar, and the insane vocal dexterity of quintessential frontman Ari Kamin, the band is perfectly suited to bring the legendary music of Steven Adler and Guns N’ Roses to life on stage.

Ari Kamin, the singer of Argentinian Guns N’ Roses tribute band Son Of A Gun, “is the perfect man for the job,” MetalTalk’s Shannon Wilk said of their performance at last year’s M3 festival. “He has the pizazz necessary for an entertaining frontman in addition to the vocal ability.”

Steven Adler band, M3 festival 2021
Ari Kamin – the perfect man for the job. Photo: Shannon Wilk/MetalTalk

The multi-day rally will feature Steven Adler headlining on Friday, 16 September and Slaughter headlining the next night on Saturday, 17 September. Mark Slaughter will bring hits, including Fly To The Angels, Up All Night, and Real Love.

“Slaughter is another great band that we’re always happy to share the marque with,” Alder says. “Mark Slaughter and his whole band are world-class rockers.”

Joining Steven Adler and Slaughter for the multi-day music and motorcycle event are DoubleBlind, American Slang, Christopher Shayne, Mogollon, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, Very Cherry, and Co-Op. Law Tigers will also be sponsoring a Miss Thunder Valley Rally pin-up competition as one of the famous events of the Cottonwood party.

Following Steven Adler’s appearance at the Thunder Valley Rally, the band will be strutting their stuff on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Saturday, 17 September, at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go. The Whisky show celebrates the 35-year anniversary of the release of Guns N’ Roses’ iconic debut album Appetite for Destruction.

“The songs from Appetite For Destruction never get old,” Adler says. “Those songs still scream of passion and desire. It’s music that gets into your blood.”

Few tickets remain at $25 for a full weekend pass that will get you into all the events. Visit for more details.

“Me and the band love coming to Arizona,” Adler says. “It’s a thrill to be a part of the Thunder Valley Rally. We’re looking forward to playing some great music and hanging out with all the fans. Michael, Alistair, and Ari are the real deal. We’ll give you the true rockstar experience – a night you’ll never forget.”

Thunder Valley Rally 2022
Thunder Valley Rally 2022

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  1. I was at the Thunder Valley Rally and it was awesome! Steven kicked ass, as well as the rest of the band!! It’s definitely a show to see!!! Had a fantastic time!!😊😊


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