Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba has admitted he can’t see himself re-joining the band.
Ashba now plays with Nikki Sixx and James Michael in Sixx:A.M., but previously served as a member of GNR’s touring lineup between 2009 and 2015. Guns N’Roses frontman Axl Rose has since regrouped with fellow original members Slash and Duff McKagan for this summer’s hugely successful Not In This Lifetime… Tour.
Asked if he has seen any of their comeback shows, Ashba told Blabbermouth.net: “No, I have not. I would love to see that show. I could not be happy for them that Slash and Duff are back with Axl.”
“I would actually love to see the whole original lineup back on stage together and that’s the fanboy in me talking,” he added.
Ashba was then asked if he would accept an invitation to play on stage with Guns N’ Roses again. “To be honest, I think they are doing great without me, and really, I don’t see myself going back to Guns N’ Roses ever again,” he replied.
He continued: “Those days are over for me. I’m having a blast doing what I’m doing with Sixx:A.M. and couldn’t be happier with the way things have panned out for me. My heart is totally committed to all things Sixx:A.M. right now and I’m very excited about the prospect of touring and writing more music with Nikki and James Michael.”
Meanwhile, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has recently suggested Guns N’ Roses have become “a nostalgia act” with their summer reunion tour.