Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba spoke to Richard Allan from “Action Figures” on Amazon Prime about quitting Guns N’ Roses when Slash returned.
“My thing is, it was realy cool to get that call [about staying with Guns for the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour], but on the other hand, I knew in my heart where I wanna go.
I’ve never fooled myself. When I was in Guns, people would be, like, ‘Oh, you’re in Guns N’ Roses.’ I’ve never been that guy that’s ‘formerly of’ and try to cling on to an old band name that, really, I shouldn’t be taking credit for — I’ve never been like that.
If you go to any of my socials, you don’t even see ‘guitarist of Sixx: A.M.’, because I never wanna live in the past. I’m so focused on where I’m going. There’s a lot of people that do that, and there’s nothing wrong with it — it’s a legit credit I’ll die with, but at the same time, I don’t wanna live off of it. I wanna keep building. And I’m just getting started.
That was a chapter in my life, and I’m starting a new chapter. So, to me, it’s one of those things where I just wanna focus on where I’m going, and that makes me excited.”