Re: DJ Ashba
Daren Jay Ashba
Additction to the Friction - DJ Ashba (1996) (writer/guitarist)
Beautiful Creatures - Beautiful Creatures (2001) (co-writer/guitarist)
The Heroin Diaries - Sixx:A.M. (2007) (co-producer/co-writer/guitarist)
Saints of Los Angeles - Mötley Crüe (2008) (co-writer/co-producer)
A Cherry Cherry Christmas - Neil Diamond. (co-producer/guitarist)
DJ was born on 10 November 1972 in Indiana, U.S.A.
He began paino at age 3, drums at age 5 and guitar at age 8.
After seeing Mötley Crüe peform at age 16 he aspired to become a professional musican and at at age 19 joined the band Barracuda and spent two years touring.
He then recorded his solo album before co-founding the band Beautiful Creatures, the music of which was used in several television and film productions, and toured extensively.
Ashba recorded and toured as guitarist for Mötley Crüe founder Nikki Sixx's side project Sixx AM, and is also a co-writer and co-producer of the Mötley Crüe album Saints of Los Angeles
In addition to his musical interests, DJ owns Ashba Media Inc a graphic design agency.
Guns N' Roses
Ashba was announced as a member of Guns N' Roses on 21st March 2009 and replaced Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Fink. In relation to the apointment W. Axl Rose was quoted as saying:
Dj's a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N' Roses is proud to have on board! We're very excited to have the opportunity to work together. Guns' radar has silently been aware of Dj's presence for quite some time. He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N' Roses live. Once Dj's name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!
Re: DJ Ashba
Here's a couple of videos for those not familiar with his peformances with Sixx AM:
As these songs are not very guitar based its only a limited sample, but from these videos it looks to me like he'll bring an interesting stage presence and a good sound to the band.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does with both the AFD material and the chinese democracy tracks.