DJ Ashba

Born Nov 10, 1972

Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba is an American musician, producer, songwriter and CEO of Ashba Media. He is the lead guitarist in Guns N' Roses and Sixx:A.M. He is also known for his work with hard rock bands BulletBoys and Beautiful Creatures. Ashba has worked with various artists including Mötley Crüe, Drowning Pool, Marion Raven, Aimee Allen and Neil Diamond.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on November 10, 1972.


1996 23 Years Old Eventually, he joined the group Barracuda and toured with the band for two years. In 1996, he released his debut instrumental album titled, Addiction to the Friction.
1998 25 Years Old In 1998, Ashba joined BulletBoys as part of the band's new lineup. … Read More
1999 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he departed the group to start a new band with Lesté.
2001 28 Years Old The band then signed with Warner Bros. and released their self-titled debut Beautiful Creatures, produced by Marilyn Manson cohort Sean Beavan, on August 14, 2001. … Read More
2002 29 Years Old On February 13, 2002, the band announced that Ashba had left the group and the band found a replacement and continued on.


2003 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He formed another solo band, simply titled ASHBA after his departure from Beautiful Creatures where he added former Tuff guitarist Michael Thomas, who was Ashba's replacement in BC but left the group in 2003, bassist John Younger and drummer Blas Elias rounded out the group's lineup.
2006 33 Years Old In 2006 Ashba set up Funny Farms Studios with Nikki Sixx. … Read More
2007 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2007, Sixx penned "Reason I'm Alive" for Drowning Pool's new album Full Circle with both Sixx and Ashba co-producing the track.
2009 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 23, 2009 Ashba was announced as the new lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses replacing Robin Finck, who had left the band to rejoin Nine Inch Nails.


2013 40 Years Old He also toured with the band as part of its 2013 Australian Tour and appears on the band's 2014 Appetite for Democracy 3D video release.
2015 42 Years Old On July 27, 2015, DJ Ashba announced he was leaving the band, citing his commitment to his family and his other band Sixx:A.M.. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old As of 2016, now uses his very own Schecter DJ Ashba signature model from the Schecter USA Custom Shop.
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