DJ Ashba: 'I Would Take A Bullet' For Axl Rose

In a brand new interview with Celebzter, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was asked what GN'R lead singer Axl Rose is really like.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, in a brand new interview with Celebzter, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was asked what GN'R lead singer Axl Rose is really like. "He's a f'n prick! Nah, I'm only joking!" Ashba replied. "He's actually very misunderstood by the media and people who don't know him. People like to assume sh-t. Now, granted, I can only speak for me, but truth is he is one of the funniest and coolest motherfuckers out there. I would take a bullet for him."

Ashba recently teamed up with BullyVille.com, the Internet's first anti-bullying social web site and media platform. The guitarist used BullyVille.com himself to reveal his struggles coping with being bullied as a child by his own father.

Ashba joined Guns N' Roses in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck.

In addition to Ashba and sole original member Axl Rose, the current lineup of Guns N' Roses includes guitarists Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.

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    mami3790
    Oh why do you have to say something stupid like this DJ, i was really starting to warm up to you and i really enjoyed the stuff you did with Sixx A.M. But defending Axl like this has really set you back a bit in my book.
    MegadethFan18
    john_kimble wrote: Check back in a year, after Axl fires him, and see if he says he'll still take a bullet for him. What a tool. Looks like Dave Navarro's bastard brother.
    There has only been 2 other "New Guns" Lead Guitarists. Buckethead who left after 4 years and Robin Finck who was in the band for 10 years before leaving to go back to NIN (he even played with Guns recently so there's no beef). Bumblefoot replaced Buckethead in 2006 and Richard Fortus has been in the band for 10 years. The only people Axl is speculated to have fired are Sorum and Clarke. So yeah nice saying something really stupid.
    daverolston
    Why can't Guns n' Roses just go away. Really, what have they offered us in the last 17 years? I've said it here before and I'll say it again. Axl just keeps ridin' that dead horse. I know that hurts to us Gunner fans, and I am one, but it is what it is. He could at least go solo. I got about 10 negative votes the last time I said that. How about this time someone telling me why I'm wrong. Peace
    Motorhed95
    CommanderMeaty wrote on 06/05/2012 - 10:42 am / quote | A guitarist who carries the name of Dj..
    Yeah, that doesn't stand for Disc Jockey you tit, it's his initials.
    Riggy
    CommanderMeaty wrote: A guitarist who carries the name of Dj..
    It stands for Daren Jay. It's his name... He's a great player even if he plays in a GnR tribute band. Lrn2research before you hate.
    pokerhappy
    Bati wrote: The bullet would probably never reach Axl anyhow. It would wait for over an hour for him to show up, get tired, go home and complain about it on twitter.
    Just saying, I love you.
    GNR4life425
    I lol at the fact that while all this gnr drama goes on, slash is climbing the charts with a damn good album!
    thebigredjj10
    Wouldn't surprise me if he was nicer than he was put off to be. I always just pictured him as slightly crazy.
    stormpack
    CommanderMeaty wrote: A guitarist who carries the name of Dj..
    CommanderMeaty, a ****er who doesn't that the guitarist's name is D aren J ay Ashba.
    Diran123
    And axl would repay him by showing up three hours late to their next show.
    daverolston
    Schibik1 wrote: How bad is it when you don't even know or care who the guitarist in guns and roses is?
    Exactly. And hes been in the band over 3 years! That doesn't mean he's a bad guitarist that just means Guns is done.
    scrymusic
    I can see taking a bullet for a family member ...or a significant other... But Axl. The secret service get paid more to take a bullet for the president than DJ would get to take one from axl.
    Mouloudo
    it could be aranged... just wish the bullet would go through both bodies... nah just kiddin
    jameshudson92
    Dj might be good,seemed alright with sixxx a.m.But everyone in the new gnr and gnr itself lost creditably when the previous 4 (or 5,sorum's alright),talented members left the ****ing band.Axl was good,a prick but good.Now though.....
    AC/DCnut
    Yes his name is DJ. They are actually his initials. That's why. Idiots. As if any of you would turn down the gig he has. I'm sure you're all gonna get butthurt over this and retaining your "musical integrity", but I bet it pays well.
    Maiden95
    *While Axl holds shotgun to DJ's head* "..I would take a bullet for him.."
    Schibik1
    How bad is it when you don't even know or care who the guitarist in guns and roses is?
    mh1986
    CommanderMeaty wrote: A guitarist who carries the name of Dj..
    Its his name. You've never met anyone that goes by DJ before?
    KTbass
    guns and roses used to be about brownstone now they are about brownnose
    Pit_
    Wow, how many people would say that? He must really like Axl.
    Phoenix V
    UG, honestly you guys need to get out there and get us some real guitar related news FFS. If I see one more Axl related article I'm gonna puke regardless of the content, good or bad.
    Reddaz
    MegadethFan18 wrote on 06/05/2012 - 10:28 am / quote | sciacallo010 wrote: I'm still trying to understand if in this Guns 'n Roses cover-band there is someone normal. It's Guns N' Fucking Roses!!! GnR doesn't do normal! DJ is a great guitarist nice to see someone saying something nice about Axl. Although Axl himself said it best "It's just been 20 years of people talking" The only people that needs to like him are his fans and we do.
    Mustaine? Is that you trolling?
    axeinurface
    Grevling123 wrote: So does that mean I need two bullets?
    as long as u want to wait around for 2 hours to blast em off haha
    axeinurface
    whenever i see this guy's name i'm like GnR has a ****ing DJ now? haha. GnR ****ing blows now. anybody who thinks they are cool wasn't alive (or was still in pampers) when they were big. one of my first concerts was GnR/Metallica. axl rose is a cockface. buckethead was the best thing they've had since slash left. and he left cuz of the BS that goes on behind the scenes. plus they intentionally delay shows for an hour and a half +. GnR is ****ing clown shoes now.
    91RG350
    Maestro1600 wrote: Yeah, Axl rocks. More power to him. And more articles on him, please!
    Hi Axl. Oh. And by the way? Banned.
    aldogia
    MegadethFan18 wrote: sciacallo010 wrote: I'm still trying to understand if in this Guns 'n Roses cover-band there is someone normal. It's Guns N' Fucking Roses!!! GnR doesn't do normal! DJ is a great guitarist nice to see someone saying something nice about Axl. Although Axl himself said it best "It's just been 20 years of people talking" The only people that needs to like him are his fans and we do.
    Soooo, you love Guns and Roses? Have you been to a concert where he f**cks his fans around, pitches up an hour and a half late, cuts shows short, bans T-shirts in case his delicate sensibilities are ruined, refuses to meet fans, and generally behaves like a petulent child? And you condone this?
    CaliforniaKid
    The way Mr. Rose is treating his fans these days, someone might have to take a bullet for him.
    ir1s1
    How is this news? Read a couple of interviews with 'ol BJ, and there'll be little doubt in your mind that he takes shots on a regular basis....
    Vic Magnetic
    Someone Pleaseeeee copy this article and save it for years to come....cause in a years to come when DJ is out of the band we'll hear him say all the shit he had to put up with while in Guns N' Roses (A.K.A. Axl & Friends)and how much of and ***** Axl was and how the pay was good and helped him to further his own dreams in life, but to deal with Axl Rose was a nightmare.....wait and see....not many people have come away with relationship with this man Axl Rose and have good things or and thing positive about him...except while their on the pay roll by him. So let's see if this statement hold water years from now.
    Voodoochile711
    mami3790 wrote: Oh why do you have to say something stupid like this DJ, i was really starting to warm up to you and i really enjoyed the stuff you did with Sixx A.M. But defending Axl like this has really set you back a bit in my book. Is he supposed to trash his current bandmate? Whether Axl's a douche or not, the current incarnation of GnR is DJ Ashba's current gig and if he didn't defend him in the press he'd be kicked out.
    And we all know Axl would kick him out in a second.