Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba: "Axl Rose wanted me to be a part of Guns N' Roses reunion"

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was recently interviewed by Metal Insider, you can read some excerpts below.

About if he knew that the Guns N' Roses reunion was going to happen this year, he said: "Absolutely. In fact, Axl wanted me to be a part of it. I couldn't be more happy for it happening. I was stoked to find out about it. People have got to remember, if I wasn't a fan of the band, I wouldn't have joined the band. I have great admiration for Axl, Slash and Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and [what] everybody's put into that thing. I have even more respect now after playing in the band for so many years. I couldn't be more happy. I'm just as big a fan as I've always been. I'm so happy for the fans that they get to go out there and see at least half of the band reunited; it's a big deal. This is what the fans have been wanting, me included in that."

He also explained why he chose to exit Guns N' Roses before the band made its return to the live stage earlier this month. He said: "I just didn't feel like it was my place. If Slash has come back, I couldn't be more happy; this is great. 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."

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