The Guns N’ Roses current/former member roster just got even longer: DJ Ashba has been hired to replace Robin Finck, who is currently playing guitar for Nine Inch Nails. As the Gauntlet notes, Ashba recently co-wrote and co-produced the latest Mötley Crüe album Saints of Los Angeles.
“DJ ‘s a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N’ Roses is proud to have on board!!” Axl Rose said. “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!!”
And of course Ashba offered the obligatory Axl praise: “I’m looking forward to working with Axl,” he said, “who is not only one of the few great frontmen of our generation, but a true artist.”
There must be a “Six Degrees of Axl Rose” game by now.