DJ Ashba – I played rhythm guitar on Motley Crue’s 2008 album
Former Guns N ‘Roses member and founder of Sixx: AM, guitarist DJ Ashba, has said he plays rhythm guitar on Motley Crue’s Los Angeles Saints.
Admission took place Jan. 5 during an interview with the musician on Sirius XM Nation trunk, the show hosted by rock radio personality Eddie Trunk. During their conversation, discussions turned to Ashba’s contributions as a session player, often without credit.
“Motley,” the guitarist added, referring to the 2008 album Crue, when Trunk asked him about his past session work, including those so-called “ghost” sessions played uncredited for other artists.
“I played all the beats on it,” Ashba added of Los Angeles Saints, as reported by Blabbermouth. “Corn [Motley Crue guitarist] Mick [Mars] was great. Mick was actually in the hospital at the time. “
Los Angeles Saints was Motley Crue’s debut album with their original lineup in the decade since 1997 Pig generation. But in the album’s cover notes, Ashba is listed as a co-producer alongside Crue bassist and Sixx frontman: AM Nikki Sixx, as well as an additional engineer, with no mention of other contributions.
In the same Trunk interview, Ashba – who joined Guns N ‘Roses as a guitarist in 2009 but left the band before founding the GNR Slash guitarist’s comeback in 2016 – was asked if he had ever submitted original material to Guns N ‘Roses for review by singer Axl Rose.
“I tried,” Ashba said. “By nature, I’m a songwriter-producer, so of course I’m going to keep writing.”
The musician, who will turn 50 later this year, estimated that he had written “from eight to ten [songs] with Guns in mind, but a lot of them were too Appetite [for Destruction] survey.”
Ashba has also worked with rock groups such as Drowning Pool, Beautiful Creatures, and BulletBoys. He has also supported singers like Neil Diamond, Marion Raven and Aimee Allen. Sixx: AM, which he formed with Sixx in 2007, is now on an indefinite hiatus.
Motley Crue plans to mount its twice postponed stadium tour this summer. Singer Vince Neil recently returned to the stage after falling and breaking his ribs during a solo performance. Crue recently sold the rights to his song catalog for $ 150 million.
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