Guns N’ Roses’ original drummer Steven Adler will open for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil tomorrow night. Adler announced, “Hello IG family!!! Looking forward to rocking Durant, Oklahoma tomorrow night!!! If you are in the area, come check us out and stay to see @thevinceneil band too!!!”
DJ Ashba had joined the legendary Guns N’ Roses in 2009. In an interview with Antihero Magazine from last January, he had commented on how he thought Brian Carroll (Buckethead), who joined Guns N’ Roses in 2000 and left in 2004, “took the coolness out” of the famous band. He was highly critical of Brian Carroll and he had said that his comments were not meant as disrespectful to Buckethead.
Here is what he had said:
“Yeah, I didn’t know what to expect. I was hoping that one day Slash would come back, and the reason I took the gig is that, honestly – no disrespect to Buckethead or anybody – but seeing a guy run around with a chicken bucket on his head, to me, that took the coolness out of the band that I grew up loving. And that’s one of the main reasons I wanted to get in there and try to do whatever I could do to get justice, bring back that reckless rock and roll vibe of what Slash was all about and Guns N’ Roses was all about.”
DJ Ashba clarifies his comments on Buckethead
While chatting with SDR Show’s Ralph Sutton and Don Jamieson, the issue was brought up once again and Ashba said that: “The media, they twist every headline. I didn’t mean that in any bad way. Well, I mean Buckethead could play circles around you [as a guitarist]…”
Last November, Ashba released a unique cover of the iconic Italian protest folk song “Bella Ciao”. Ashba’s take on the 19th-century song is done in a style he’s been pioneering over these past couple of years, and which he calls GDM, or Guitar Dance Music – an innovative blend of guitar playing and electronic dance music.