D.J. ASHBA: I Am Not Just 'Filling In' With GUNS N' ROSES

D.J. Ashba (GUNS N' ROSES, SIXX: A.M.) has shot down reports that he is just "filling in" on guitar with GUNS N' ROSES while he is preparing to release the sophomore album from SIXX: A.M.

In an April 2010 interview with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station, Ashba's SIXX: A.M. bandmate, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, stated about D.J.'s involvement with GUNS N' ROSES, "He's with GUNS N ROSES. [He] went to South America [with them]... and he's kinda filling in doing that thing right now until we get the… With SIXX: A.M., it's interesting. We're songwriters and producers and we just… we make this music and we do whatever we wanted to. We don't ever really plan on touring. We did tour with Crüe Fest. I don't know what we'll do with this one. Maybe we'll do something. But the music's Number One."

Responding the fan speculation regarding his status in GUNS N' ROSES in the wake of Sixx's remarks, Ashba wrote in an online posting, "I can assure everyone that I am not just 'filling in.' I am very excited about the upcoming concerts and my future with GUNS N' ROSES and I'm honored to be a part of such a legendary band. God only knows the destruction we're planning to do. I hope this clears shit up."

Ashba joined GUNS N' ROSES in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck. GN'R frontman Axl Rose stated about D.J.'s addition to the group at the time, "D.J.'s a gifted, energetic guitarist that GUNS N' ROSES is proud to have on board!! We're very excited to have the opportunity to work together. GUNS' radar has silently been aware of D.J.'s presence for quite some time. He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of GUNS N' ROSES live. Once D.J.'s name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!!"


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