DJ Ashba is an American musician and music producer who is very popular with hard rock fans. He is currently the lead guitarist for Sixx: A.M. Before joining the band, he was a member of Guns N’ Roses, Bullet Boys, and Beautiful Creatures. He’s quite an interesting person, here are things you might want to know about him.
DJ Ashba Biography and Age
He was born Daren Jay Ashba on November 10, 1972, in Monticello, Indiana. Nevertheless, he grew up in Fairbury, Illinois, alongside his sister Kari Kaiser. It is also said that he has a brother.
Not surprisingly, his upbringing was dominated by music, which was his first love in life. This is because his mother was a trained pianist, and this led him to become interested in musical instruments, especially the drum.
After giving his first piano recital at the age of five and purchasing a drum set at six, he had never looked back in terms of his musical career. He worked so hard that before he was 10 years old he already owned a guitar which he bought after working in cornfields.
As a child, he was mentally and physically abused by his father. Because it was so bad that he sometimes wet his pants and got tired of it, he had to leave home at the age of 16.
His musical career began completely in 1991 when he joined the Barracuda band before he later released his first solo album Addiction to the Friction (1996). The instrumental album had 8 tracks. Next he joined the band BulletBoys, with whom he worked until 1999 when he left the band.
Before joining Guns N’ Roses, which was to become his most famous band, he was with Beautiful Creatures, a band he formed with Joe Lesté in 1999. The band released the album Beautiful Creatures in 2001. With Guns N’ Roses he released the album Appetite for Democracy 3D in 2014.
Sixx: A.M., his most important band to date, was founded in 2007 by himself, Nikki Sixx, and James Michael. His works with the band include The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), Live Is Beautiful (2008), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), 7 (2011), Modern Vintage (2014), Prayers for the Damned (2016) and Prayers for the Blessed (2016).
His next solo album, Eli Roth’s Goretorium – Songs For The Demented Mind, was released in 2012.
Wife and Dating
He is married to Nathalia Henao, now known as Naty Ashba. The two met in Rome in August 2009. At that time he was with Guns N Roses and she did not know who he was at that time.
After he returned to the USA, the two entered into different relationships that did not end well, and they met again 4 years later at the airport in the USA and continued what they had started a few years earlier.
From the first night the two met, they connected immediately and until 2013 the rock star and Nathalia got into a police helicopter and there he proposed to her. Later that year they got married at the Little Church of the West, Las Vegas Valley, Nevada.
Nathalia Ashba is a Colombian actress and model born on October 5, 1991. Apart from being a model, she also has a YouTube channel where she shows lifestyle videos.
Before she ended up with Nathy, Ashba had had a number of relationships. From 1993 to 2000 he was with Sandy Beaches and even married her when they finally divorced. For the next seven years, he dated the American model Tiffany Holliday. Other women he has been involved with since then include Vanessa Marra, Nicole Marie Mire, Nicky Whelan, Dorothy Martin, and Becca Tobin.
Ashba is not only a musician but also a music producer and songwriter. So it makes a lot of sense when you consider that his net worth is estimated at 10 million dollars.
He is also a businessman with investments in real estate and in the clothing line and is the CEO of Ashba Media.
- He still doesn’t get along very well with his father, although he tries to build things up.
- He was married and divorced before he married Nathalia Ashba.
- Because he used the police helicopter to propose marriage to his then-girlfriend Nathalia Henao, who is now his wife, all the officers involved were reprimanded, while the pilot was banned from flying.
- DJ Ashba has a height of 1.75 m (5 ft 8 in).