DJ Ashba thanks Axl Rose for the opportunity to be a member of Guns N’ Roses
DJ Ashba spent six years playing guitar in Guns N’ Roses, but it’s time to move on. The six-stringer posted a letter his Facebook page explaining his decision to leave as a way for him to spend more time with his family and his other band, Sixx:A.M.
“It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories,” Ashba wrote. “I have reached a point in my life where I feel it’s time 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.”
He thanks Guns N’ Roses singer and sole original member Axl for welcoming him into the fold, stating, “I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose.”
Today (July 29), he posted another note of gratitude to his fans: “I can not thank you all enough for your kind words, heartwarming messages and the incredible love that you continue to give to me. Thank you all for being so supportive, understanding and respectful of my feelings as I close one beautiful chapter and open another. You have my word, I will not let you down. God Bless.”
Sixx:A.M. will likely take up a lot more of DJ Ashba’s time going forward. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Nikki Sixx, who put together the band, divulged that Sixx:A.M. will unleash two companion albums next year. “We’re all committing 100 percent of our time to this band, and anything else that’s out there has to revolve around that,” he told the magazine.
Does this mean Slash might link back up with Axl for a true Guns N’ Roses reunion? Only time will tell.
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