APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. We especially welcome anyone who wants to share documents for our archive or would be interested in translating or transcribing articles and interviews.

Registering is free and easy.

Cheers!
SoulMonster
APPETITE FOR DISCUSSION
Welcome to Appetite for Discussion -- a Guns N' Roses fan forum!

Please feel free to look around the forum as a guest, I hope you will find something of interest. If you want to join the discussions or contribute in other ways then you need to become a member. We especially welcome anyone who wants to share documents for our archive or would be interested in translating or transcribing articles and interviews.

Registering is free and easy.

Cheers!
SoulMonster

2016.11.30 - Sirius XM's Trunk Nation/Blabbermouth - Interview with DJ Ashba

Go down

2016.11.30 - Sirius XM's Trunk Nation/Blabbermouth - Interview with DJ Ashba Empty 2016.11.30 - Sirius XM's Trunk Nation/Blabbermouth - Interview with DJ Ashba

Post by Blackstar Tue May 30, 2023 1:22 pm

DJ Ashba: Why I Turned Down Chance To Be Part Of Guns N' Roses Reunion Tour

Former Guns N' Roses and current Sixx: A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba says that he walked away from GN'R after a six-year stint with the group because he wanted to focus on doing what he "really love[s] to do."

Ashba, who joined Guns N' Roses in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck and stayed in the band until July 2015, told Eddie Trunk for the "Trunk Nation" radio show: "Well, there [were] multiple reasons [why I left GN'R] — a couple that I won't go into — but the biggest reason was I needed to get back to my roots, back to what I really truly believed in, and that was playing songs I helped write with [SIXX:A.M. bandmates] James [Michael] and Nikki [Sixx]. We have five albums out [and] we have a ten-year career together. So we did a tour, 'Modern Vintage' tour, where it was, like, nineteen shows, and that tour really changed my life and put my career back into perspective — you know, being out on the stage and connecting with the fanbase."

Ashba also once again claimed that he was approached about being part of GN'R's "Not In This Lifetime" tour, but that he declined, citing his desire to pursue Sixx:A.M. full time.

"Axl called me and he really wanted me a part of the reunion, and I turned it down," Ashba said. "I felt if Slash is coming back, that's great — that's what the fans want, and I can go off and do what I really wanna do now… And we left [off on good terms]; everything is good. And I couldn't be happier for the fans out there. I'm a fan. Half of the band reunited, which excites me, but at the same time, it's the best of both worlds — I get to do what I really love to do, and that's play in Sixx:A.M."

DJ added that he hasn't been in contact with Axl since his exit from Guns N' Roses and hasn't had a chance to see the reunited Guns N' Roses on the "Not In This Lifetime" tour. He explained: "My focus has been Sixx:A.M. a hundred percent . We went in and wrote a double album — 'Prayers For The Blessed' and 'Prayers For The Damned' — and we've been on tour ever since. So we've been incredibly busy ourselves."

https://blabbermouth.net/news/dj-ashba-why-i-turned-down-chance-to-be-part-of-guns-n-roses-reunion-tour
Blackstar
Blackstar
ADMIN

Posts : 13645
Plectra : 89232
Reputation : 100
Join date : 2018-03-17

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum