Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash wished Steven Adler happy birthday on his Instagram over the weekend. While this obviously isn’t a guarantee that Adler will do guest performances, Guns N’ Roses’ entire reunion has been a series of social media hints. Slash wished Axl Rose happy birthday last year, an early sign that the pair had reconciled.
DJ Ashba discussed his exit from Guns N’ Roses over the weekend on WMMR.
You played with Guns N’ Roses until recently.
DJ Ashba: I did, I did. Another one of my favorite bands growing up. Six years I think it was, something like that.
Have you heard all the talk about Coachella with Guns N’ Roses?
DJ: As a fan myself I couldn’t be more stoked for the fan base. They’ve waited a long time for this to happen. It’s so good that it’s happening. I couldn’t be happier for the fans.
It was one of those thing they were told would never happen.
DJ: Laughs, yeah yeah.
I suppose had to be pretty draining doing Sixx: A.M., Guns N’ Roses, having a family. Doing all those things at once is probably overwhelming.
DJ: It was, it was a lot of work. But I’ve got to be honest ya know. I had the time of my life, I am beyond grateful to share the stage and had so many memories and met so many great fans out there. It was just a great time in my life.
However, we did this latest Sixx: A.M. run and it really just kind of made me go, wait a second, there’s a huge difference playing somebody else’s songs and playing my own. You know what I mean, I just felt every note I hit. Wow this is where I need to be. It was that tour that made me realize I had to go back to what I’m really about. I’m really really stoked.