According to Slash's Twitter and Facebook accounts, "Flea & Steven did a fabulous job on the new track. Steven is doing really well, I'm proud of him." Both Adler and the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist appear on the track "Baby Can't Drive" featuring Alice Cooper and Nicole Scherzinger. The track is released with the expanded Classic Rock edition of the album.
Steven Adler's autobiography My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses came out on July 27, 2010.
In 2003, he started the band Suki Jones, which would later be renamed Adler's Appetite, and released an EP, Adler's Appetite. The band still performs live sporadically, performing sets heavy with Guns N' Roses covers. He was also recently featured on an episode of VH1's The Surreal Life: Fame Games as a judge for a hotel crashing challenge. In 2006 he also played drums and toured with Guns 2 Roses a UK based Guns N' Roses tribute band. Adler played Liverpool's Cavern Club, Milton Keynes and other venues around the UK with them. Videos of these performances can be found on YouTube and complete performances released on DVD by the band.
On July 28, 2007, the latest incarnation of Adler's Appetite (Michael Thomas from Faster Pussycat on lead guitar, former Pretty Boy Floyd member Kristy Majors on rhythm guitar, Enuff Z'nuff's founder Chip Z'Nuff on bass and Colby Veil (from the Guns N' Roses tribute band Hollywood Roses) on vocals) played the Key Club again to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Appetite for Destruction. The evening featured Tracii Guns' band L.A. Guns opening for Adler's Appetite. Former members Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan joined Adler's band on stage for several songs. Slash was also in attendance, but did not get up to play. When asked why he remained offstage in a radio interview afterwards, he explained that he did not want to encourage the notion of a reunion, so stepped back. While Adler touted the event to the press as a "reunion," the show was not advertised as such, and was not considered as such by the other original members.
While Adler has claimed that there has been talk and encouragement for a reunion among the other original members, this appears to be unfounded: in a 2007 interview with Guitar Edge magazine, for instance, Slash stated "I’ve obviously moved on and have a lot to do with Velvet Revolver, so that’s where my head is. Obviously it’s not an idea that I’m entertaining in any way, shape, or form at this point. I think the more time that passes, the less likely it will happen—and it was pretty unlikely five years ago."
In 2009, former Quiet Riot, Giuffria and House of Lords bassist Chuck Wright joined the band for their July tour dates with Chip Z'nuff returning soon after. In an interview on June 28, guitarist Alex Grossi stated that the band hoped to go into the studio to begin recording new material as well as saying that they had already been working on new songs.