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DJ Ashba is deep into Sixx:A.M., but GNR is not finished.

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba is not the GNR guitarist this weekend. Rather, he’s performing with SIXX:A.M. at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday night. SIXX:A.M. is the hard-rock band founded in 2007 by Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and vocalist James Michael, and the lineup at the Joint also features the cello-metal band Apocalyptica fronted by Las Vegas native Franky Perez.

Also a resident of Las Vegas, Ashba is working on side projects from this side project, most notably a soundtrack to a major motion picture due for release this summer. Ashba has just recently began scoring (films), expanding on his work with director and producer Eli Roth, for whom he wrote the music in the 2013 horror film “Green Inferno.” Ashba also crafted music at Roth’s since-closed Goretorium horror attraction on the Strip.

At the end of the most recent Guns N’ Roses residency at the Joint, rumors abounded that Axl Rose had no plans for any further touring or recording with the current lineup of GNR.

But Ashba expects to return to the stage with Rose, saying, “I’ve got his back whenever he needs me. Ever since I joined GNR six years ago, it’s almost been nonstop touring. But we’ve kind of talked of more touring, and I’m looking at this more as a hiatus than the end.”

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TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

Guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) has joined forces with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNEWHITESNAKE) in a new band called GUNZO. The new group’s lineup is completed by singer Keith St. John (X-DRIVE, BURNING RAIN, MONTROSE, QUIET RIOT) and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon.  GUNZO made its live debut on February 27 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of California Rock News).

Guns recently denied that he was leaving DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band he formed with drummer Rikki Rockett (POISON), bassist Eric Brittingham (CINDERELLA and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (CHEAP THRILL).In an interview with The Music Room, Gibbs addressed the rumors of Guns‘ departure from DEVIL CITY ANGELS. He said: “Tracii is a musical guy and he doesn’t want to sit home at all and not play. Well, this recording process [for DEVIL CITY ANGELS‘ debut album] takes time. We’ve been touring a little bit in between, but we’re just really trying to buckle down. If I fly home and Tracii does a gig or something, we support him. It’s not that he’s leaving the band. It’s Tracii going out as Tracii. He never left the band. He’s always been in the band. He’s been a very instrumental piece in the band. And he’ll most likely always be in the band, I’m hoping, until he says he doesn’t want it anymore. We love the guy and that’s what’s so funny. Rikki and I are sitting there scratching our heads saying, just because he’s taking a gig here or taking a quick tour doesn’t mean he quit the ANGELS. It’s junk. Don’t worry about it.”

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