“A Cold Day In Hell” Before Axl Rose And Slash Of Guns N’Roses Reunite Says DJ Ashba
December 7, 2010
According to current Guns N’ Roses guitarist Daren “DJ” Ashba, it will be a “cold day in hell” before former bandmates Axl Rose and Slash collaborate again, quashing rumours of a possible reunion.
When Triple M‘s Becko questioned DJ ahead of GN’R’s show at the Sydney 500 V8 Supercars on the possibility of Axl and Slash getting back together, he shot it down.
“That’s completely false,” DJ said. “I know Axl really, really well, and he basically said that would be a cold day in hell [before they work together].”
However DJ Ashba doesn’t share Axl’s feelings towards Slash. “I’m just happy to be in the shoes of an amazing, legendary guitar player,” he said.
Despite a recent Gunners show featuring ex-bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler’s repeated pleas for a reunion, it appears tension between Axl and Slash hasn’t dissipated over the years… at all.
Slash refuses to discuss anything related to Guns ‘n’ Roses beyond the year 1995, and Axl is currently suing Activision over the latest version of Guitar Hero featuring images of Slash – defying one of the conditions Axl insisted on before the gaming company could use their songs.
As far as “Axl Time,” Rose’s infamously late appearances onstage, which according to Slash’s autobiography Slash, were one of the key reasons key Appetite For Destruction songwriter and former rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin left the band, they have nothing to do with the enigmatic singer – it’s the room service staff at the band’s hotel that are really responsible.
“It isn’t even Axl that’s late, it’s always our room service that’s late, we’re waiting to eat before we go on,” Ashba laughed.