The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba recently made an appearance on The Paltrocast, as he recalled parting ways with Guns N’ Roses back in 2015.
DJ Ashba recalls foregoing biggest paycheck
The musician said he has reached a stage of life where he is working for his passion and ‘it’s not money motivated’. He addressed Guns N’ Roses as the biggest bands of the world and recalled creating a new sound. It was also during this time he said that he relinquished one of the biggest paychecks in the world. Guns N’ Roses had also invited a drug addict to join the band.
He noted that he loves to take chances and try out new things. He said that people only lose when they don’t try.
He said: “When I created this new sound… I left arguably one of the biggest bands in the world, one of the biggest paychecks in the world, and I did it because I had a vision in my head to create something new. I’ve always gotten more pleasure out of carving my own path in life, going against the grain… If the whole crowd’s going right, I’ll be the first to go left. I love those odds; I love to take chances and try things, because what have you got to lose, really? You only lose if you don’t try.”
He said people taste defeat when they don’t pursue what they have in mind. He added: “So I’ve made a living off of making choices that would scare most people.”
Ashba is the founder and CEO of Ashba Enterprise, and he also launched a dance/rock hybrid called GDM.