Guitarist DJ Ashba has decided to leave Guns N’ Roses after his 6 year stint. DJ Ashba has posted a three-page handwritten letter on his website and twitter handle. “It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with GUNS N’ ROSES into fond memories. “I have reached a point in my life where I feel it’s time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me,” he wrote.
Ashba has praised Axl Rose in his letter, “As I sit here writing this letter, I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me,” Ashba wrote. “You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans.”