Dj Ashba on making Gn’R CD with Axl: "I’ll do whatever I can to help him."
Axl and Dj rocking live with Guns N’ Roses
Matthew Wilkening of Ultimate Classic Rock recently conducted an interview with GUNS N’ ROSES/SIXX: A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Ultimate Classic Rock: You mentioned a GUNS N’ ROSES tour. Would that include North America?
DJ Ashba: Well, I mean, I don’t want to put anything out there yet, the only thing that’s in stone right now is Rock In Rio, on October 2, but I know that we’re all itching to get out there, and one of our main big goals is to tour the States. When everything goes through, obviously, everyone will know about it. I’m hoping it happens; it’ll be a lot of fun.
Ultimate Classic Rock: Has GUNS N’ ROSES been recording any new material?
DJ Ashba: Axl [Rose] has so many songs up his sleeve from the "Chinese Democracy" era. He has three albums of really amazing stuff. He’s played me quite a bit of it, it’s really good. I’ve been demoing tons of stuff in my studio; I think the ultimate goal is to sit down and go through everything, and put together what he feels would be the next best thing for GUNS N’ ROSES. I’ll do whatever I can to help him meet that vision.
Ultimate Classic Rock: What are your favorite songs from "Chinese Democracy", and which are the most fun to play live?
DJ Ashba: Probably "This I Love" is one that really hooked me, because it’s just a great song, lyrically and musically; it goes through a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s very heartfelt, you can tell. I love playing that, but once you get out there live, stuff like "Shackler’s Revenge" and "Chinese Democracy" comes alive. They all really do translate live very well, they’re just high-energy and fun to play. "Street Of Dreams" is also great.
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