Singer Sheldon Tarsha has left ADLER'S APPETITE, the band led by original GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler.
Commented Tarsha in a statement: "I'm deeply appreciative for all the time I spent singing for ADLER'S APPETITE. It was a great experience to reunite with Steven and [bassist] Chip [Z'nuff [also of ENUFF Z'NUFF] and complete this last U.S. tour together.
"20 shows in 21 days, performing 'Appetite for Destruction', night after night. What a blast! Everyone treated us like gold and the support we got from the people that came to see us was amazing!
"Steven is in the best health and spirits I've seen him in since I've known him.
"It's time now for me to follow my heart and continue working with my original band.
"I wish Steven, Chip, and the band much happiness and continued success."
Fan-filmed video footage of ADLER'S APPETITE performing the GN'R classic "Rocket Queen" on March 15, 2009 at Big Momma's in Seymour, Tennessee can be viewed below (clip uploaded by "TartynPink").
ADLER'S APPETITE has been confirmed for this year's South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 in downtown San Antonio, Texas at Hemisfair Park.
Sheldon Tarsha was a guest on the February 21 edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. You can now download the program as an MP3 audio file at this location.
ADLER'S APPETITE's most recent lineup was rounded out by Alex Grossi (HOOKERS 'N' BLOW, ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar and Michael Thomas (FASTER PUSSYCAT) on guitar.
Adler is featured in "Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House", an eight-episode, one hour series that premiered on January 15 on VH1.
The other members of GUNS N' ROSES band threw Adler out in 1989, saying his drug use was harming his performance. In 1993, the band agreed to pay him $2.3 million to settle Adler's lawsuit claiming a 1990 agreement by which he gave up his interest in the band was read to him and signed without his attorney present.