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Slash McKagan
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX: A.M. guitarist says that he "walking away" from GN'R after a six-year stint with the group was "the hardest decision" he has ever had to make in his life. He tells Music Radar: "I loved sharing the stage with Axl [Rose] and the guys. Axl put together such an incredible bunch of musicians, and I was proud to be part of that."

He continues: "I'll always be thankful for Axl believing in me. But it's not my band and it never will be. I was performing songs written before I got there. I had a blast doing it, and I will cherish it. But we did a 19-day sold-out run on the SIXX:A.M. 'Modern Vintage' tour and it was that tour of playing my own songs — songs that came from my soul — and seeing how they connected to the fanbase, I could not put that feeling into words, and I realized that I needed to follow my heart."


Ashba recently said that Rose wanted him to be a part of a partial reunion of GN'R's classic lineup but he "just didn't feel like it was [his] place."

Ashba, who joined GUNS N' ROSES in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck and stayed in the band until last July, told Metal Insider: "At that point, it's best I go do what I'm really good at doing. It's kind of the best of both worlds. I get to have my favorite band back and I get to go play in my favorite band again. It's a win-win."

Ashba issued a statement in July 2015 saying that he was leaving GUNS N' ROSES "to dedicate myself to my band SIXX: A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me."

Ashba said earlier in his statement that working with GUNS N' ROSES was "the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined."


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dj-ash … uteiKAK.99

Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

AtariLegend wrote:

Thanks for posting, but remember next time to post all DJ related threads in the Ex Members section so most of us will never read it!

supaplex
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

supaplex wrote:
AtariLegend wrote:

Thanks for posting, but remember next time to post all DJ related threads in the Ex Members section so most of us will never read it!

you really need to turn that karma on!
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zombux
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

zombux wrote:

okay, but it's kinda sad that this is the only GNR-related "news" we got during the last couple of months.

DCK
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

DCK wrote:

DJ is right and he should be in Sixx:Am and not GNR. However, he kept more in tune playing these tunes than Slash does these days. Tophat boy better be upping his game.

polluxlm
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

polluxlm wrote:

Yeah, yeah GN'R was the greatest thing since sliced bread, you just wanted to do AM instead. I think we heard you already DJ.

When I think of Ashba, before he became a rock star, I imagine him working as a media rep for some corporation. He gets fired, and while walking home with his box of leftovers, pictures of the wife and dog, he sees a guitar commercial with Slash in it, thinks to himself "why not try that?".

AtariLegend wrote:

Thanks for posting, but remember next time to post all DJ related threads in the Ex Members section so most of us will never read it!

If he's talking about GN'R it belongs in this section.

apex-twin
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

apex-twin wrote:
DJ wrote:

It's not my band and it never will be.

We noticed that too, Gilby.

Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

johndivney wrote:

He's not burning any bridges like some may have. He maybe figures he's reserved a justified spot in the gnr legacy - he has, just not the one he thinks.. Maybe he'll be good for a guest spot or a support slot this summer..

TheSundanceKid
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

johndivney wrote:

He's not burning any bridges like some may have. He maybe figures he's reserved a justified spot in the gnr legacy - he has, just not the one he thinks.. Maybe he'll be good for a guest spot or a support slot this summer..

Why the fuck would they let him guest? He has contributed nothing to the band.

Honestly, DJ needs to shut the fuck up already. News flash no one fucking cares bro.

Get back to hot topic.

monkeychow
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Re: ASHBA: 'Walking Away From GUNS N' ROSES Was The Hardest Decision I've

monkeychow wrote:
DCK wrote:

DJ is right and he should be in Sixx:Am and not GNR. However, he kept more in tune playing these tunes than Slash does these days. Tophat boy better be upping his game.

DJ played nearly nothing but Slash's songs and consciously worked for years to mimic slash's stage moves, appearance, charisma and guitar solos and musical style.....so yeah I don't think Slash has to worry about improvising too much lol

As for DJ - he figured out he was never going to be able to do his own music in a GNR context and would only ever be covering Slash and bailed. Can't blame him for that - he wasn't the first and even now he may not be the last.....

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