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GNR’s DJ wrote 12 songs for ‘their new album’

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba (real name Disc Jockey Ashballs) says Axl played him hours of new material to him, and that in return, he wrote 12 songs that Axl loved.

That’s a cute story, want to hear everything? Well, Mama’s Fallen Angels interviewed him. You can check it out here:

When asked what it feels like to be in a GNR tribute band, DJ Ashba had no comment. He just showed his Slash-shaped dartboard.


DJ Ashba got the ‘GNR gig’ just by showing up

Guns N’ Roses have been auditioning guitarists for over a year before getting DJ Ashba, so the guy just wants everyone to know that unlike those guys, all he had to do was ‘be in the room’ to get the gig. Way to be humble about it, DJ.

What happened is that I got a call, basically saying — I got a call at SIXX: A.M., and we had a number one hit at the time, and it said: ‘Listen, GUNS has been auditioning guitar players for about a year and a half on the down low. They can’t seem to find the right guy.’ Then they asked if I would be interested in coming down and checking it out. And I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll definitely come down.’ I guess Axl got wind that I was going to come down, and he called management and said, ‘If he even shows up in the room, he has the gig.’ So it was kind of that easy.

Read full interview here.

Amazing guitarists don’t audition, yo. All they need to do is enter the room and BOOM, their aura will take care of everything.


Even DJ Ashba wants an original GNR reunion

Current Guns N’ Roses guitarist, DJ Ashba (lol he’s a DJ), recently spoke to Tree Riddle of Flint, Michigan radio station Banana 101.5 Rocks.

An excerpt from the chat can be found below:

Banana 101.5 RocksGuns N’ Roses is nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year and there is a lot of talk about an original lineup reunion. Usually Axl doesn’t address that topic out of respect for you guys because he is happy with the band he has now — but if a reunion did happen, would you be offended?

Ashba: No, not at all. I get asked that a lot and my honest opinion is that I don’t ever foresee that happening, to be honest, just from what I know. But I would be the first person in line to buy a ticket, that’s for sure. So I have no problem with it whatsoever.

Source: Blabbermouth

Awesome, in case you were worrying Axl, that DJ you hired to play guitars has given you his blessing. Now hurry up and call Slash so all the 15-year-olds have something to get excited about.


DJ Ashba will help Axl

“Help Axl with what exactly?”, I hear you cry. Help him by reading a bedtime story at night? Help him plait his hair?

Nope, according to a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, DJ Ashba is ready to help Axl with the next Guns N’ Roses album. Well, you are the guitarist right Ashba? I mean, that is your job right? Unless what you’re saying is the current iteration of Guns N’ Roses is actually an Axl Rose solo project masked as Guns N’ Roses, but that couldn’t be right, could it?

Either way, be prepared to spend the next 14 years working on it Asha.


DJ Ashba was judged

One Guns N’ Roses guitarist (they have like 5 or something) talks about being judged while growing up and being an outsider… Hmm, I wonder why that was…

I was judged my whole life, looking like I do, before I became what I became. […] People always looking at me like I never fit in.

Read full article here.

Looking like what? Pierced lip, eyeliner, tattoos? Well it’s not like you were born with those, I’m pretty sure you looked normal without them. You chose to look different than everyone else so why were you surprised you didn’t fit in?

Now I go home and it’s like the hometown hero. The fact is, I ignored everybody and followed my heart — that’s the key to any success.

I disagree that the key to success is to make yourself look like an outcast and ignore everyone. What’s wrong with having a lot of friends and still following your heart? Being socially apt and having a music career are not mutually exclusive.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s fucked up if he had problems growing up because no kid deserves to have his self-esteem messed up just because of dumb bullies. But why would you choose to look like that if you don’t like being the outcast? I like rock music too but I don’t necessarily show it through my clothing.

This thought of “fuck everybody, do it your way” is only a good advice coming from success stories. How many other musicians who ‘kept it real’ ended up working at McDonald’s in their 50s?

But hey, can’t really judge the guy. I don’t know him and I don’t know what he’s been through… I do know what he’s saying about everyone wanting to be his friend now that he’s pretty well known. The world is so hypocritical, it’s not even funny.

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