Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba will host and perform at "The Devil's Bash" on Thursday, October 31 at Ashba Clothing at The Strat Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also appearing at the free event will be SIN CITY SINNERS and undisclosed "friends."
Ashba joined GUNS N' ROSES in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck and stayed in the band until July 2015.
Three years ago, Ashba told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that there were "multiple reasons" why he left GUNS N' ROSES, "the biggest" one of which was that "I needed to get back to my roots, back to what I really truly believed in, and that was playing songs I helped write with [SIXX:A.M. bandmates] James [Michael] and Nikki [Sixx]."
During the "Trunk Nation" interview, Ashba also once again claimed that he was approached about being part of GN'R's "Not In This Lifetime" tour, but that he declined, citing his desire to pursue SIXX:A.M. full time.
"Axl [Rose] called me and he really wanted me a part of the reunion, and I turned it down," Ashba said. "I felt if Slash is coming back, that's great — that's what the fans want, and I can go off and do what I really wanna do now… And we left [off on good terms]; everything is good. And I couldn't be happier for the fans out there. I'm a fan. Half of the band reunited, which excites me."
Ashba is currently working on the debut album from his PYROMANTIC project.
Although he originally formed PYROMANTIC as a collaboration with Michael, the project has since evolved into an Ashba solo thing, with James announcing last year that he was stepping away from the band.
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