Tool fan Didn’t Realize He Asked Eddie Van Halen to Take His Photo
A dumb Tool fan who attended the band’s recent show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles wanted to show off how close he was to the stage so he asked another attendee to take his photo. That attendee just happened to be guitarist Eddie van Halen who attended the show with his son Wolfgang. Wolfgang captured the moment on social media. Check it out below!
A guy asked my dad if he could take a picture of him with the stage behind him, having no idea who he just asked, and that was my favorite moment from the @Tool show last night. pic.twitter.com/tA1lywM0yf
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 22, 2019
11 Years Ago Guns N’ Roses Release “Chinese Democracy” Single
11 years ago, a month ahead of it’s scheduled release date, Guns N’ Roses released the first single from their long awaited album “Chinese Democracy.” They would release the title track as the first single. Guns N’ Roses honored this moment on social media below.
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) October 23, 2019
Legendary Guns N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba
Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba will host and perform at “The Devil’s Bash” on Thursday, October 31 at Ashba Clothing at The Strat Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also taking part at the free celebrationwill be SIN CITY SINNERS and undisclosed “friends.”
Ashba joined GUNS N’ ROSES in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck and stayed in the band until July 2015, when he announced his departure. It was around this time that the band was working behind the scenes to bring back Slash and Duff McKagan.
Three years ago, Ashba told SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation” that there were “multiple reasons” why he left GUNS N’ ROSES, “the biggest” one of which was that “I needed to get back to my roots, back to what I really truly believed in, and that was playing songs I helped write with [SIXX:A.M. bandmates] James [Michael] and Nikki [Sixx].”
During the “Trunk Nation” interview, Ashba aclaimed that he was asked by Axl Rose about being part of GN’R‘s “Not In This Lifetime” tour, but that he declined.
“Axl [Rose] called me and he really wanted me a part of the reunion, and I turned it down,” Ashba said. “I felt if Slash is coming back, that’s great — that’s what the fans want, and I can go off and do what I really wanna do now… And we left [off on good terms]; everything is good. And I couldn’t be happier for the fans out there. I’m a fan. Half of the band reunited, which excites me.”
Ashba is currently working on the debut album from his PYROMANTIC project.
Although he originally formed PYROMANTIC as a collaboration with Michael, the project has since morphed into an Ashba solo thing, with James revealing he was no longer involved.