Guns N' Roses Guitarist Was Blindsided By Backlash (A Top Story)

On Thursday Guns N' Roses Guitarist Was Blindsided By Backlash was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba had never seen anything negative about himself online - until he joined Axl Rose's band. He replaced Robin Finck in 2009 and remains a part of the lineup that's said to be releasing new music next year. He's previously told how Rose had decided that "If he shows up in the room, he has the gig."

Ashba says in a Q&A session at GearFest in Indiana: "Even after I accepted and everything, I had no idea that the shoes I was stepping into were pretty hardcore.

"I'd never read a bad thing about me on the internet ever - it was like, 'You're not Slash. F*** you!' And I'm like, 'Oh sh*t, this is a whole different thing.'

"That kind of blindsided me, because my head wasn't even there. I was like, 'I'm a fan of the band. I'm just trying to help keep that music alive.'" He reflects: "I finally slowly won some of them over, so that's good." Read more - here.

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