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DJ Ashba joins Guns N’ Roses by quickfixx

djashba1 Guitarist and co-founder of both Beautiful Creatures and Sixx:A.M, DJ Ashba has joined forces with Axl Rose. It was announced that Ashba will replace Robin Fink on guitar duties for the tour supporting the band’s long-awaited album Chinese Democracy.

Here is the full text as presented on Ashba’s blog:


Guns N’ Roses is proud to announce that guitarist n’ songwriter Dj Ashba has joined the band for an upcoming tour.
Ashba, who officially replaces current NIN guitarist Robin Finck, is best
known as co-founder of hard rock bands Sixx AM and Beautiful Creatures.
“Dj’s a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N’ Roses is proud to have on
board!!” exclaims Axl Rose. “We’re very excited to have the
opportunity to work together. Guns’ radar has silently been aware of
Dj’s presence for quite some time! He brings a fresh approach to our
particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N’ Roses
live. Once Dj’s name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!!” Continue reading


Chinese Democracy Leaked! by quickfixx
July 3, 2008, 10:49 am
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OK, so after checking out loads of links to reportedly ‘leaked’ songs from Guns N’ Roses un-released album, and finding that they were very poor quality and probably very early demos I unsurprisingly had my doubts about this latest ‘leak’. However when i checked out some of the newly leaked songs, they definitly sound much more like any finished Chinese Democracy songs i have ever heard. OK, so it’s not classic Guns N’ Roses and nobody expected that, but i must say some tracks surprised me. Listen to this, and frankly it’s nowhere near as bad as i thought it was going to be, in fact i may even go as far as saying this is a good song!

¬†As for the rest of what i would call Guns N’ Roses (Ie Velvet Revolver) they’re still looking for a new singer, Sebastian Bach is a popular choice but it seems that he has been slagging the others off recently (he’s pals with Axl you see) so it would be an unlikely choice.