An American musician and music producer, DJ Ashba is someone who is very popular among hard rock fans. He is currently with Sixx:A.M. as the band’s lead guitarist. Before joining the band, he was a member of the Guns N’ Roses, Bullet Boys, and Beautiful Creatures. A rather very interesting individual, here are things you want to know about him.
DJ Ashba Biography and Age
It was as Daren Jay Ashba that he was born on November 10, 1972, and Monticello, Indiana. Nevertheless, it was in Fairbury, Illinois that he was brought up alongside his sister, Kari Kaisner. He is also said to have a brother.
His growing up was unsurprisingly dominated by music which was his first love in life. This is because his mother was a trained pianist and that got him to be interested in musical instruments, most especially the drum.
Since after he made his first piano recital at the age of five and acquired himself a drum set when he was six, he had never looked back as regards his musical career. He worked so hard that before he was 10, he had already had a guitar that he bought for himself after working in cornfields.
As a child, he was mentally and physically abused by his father. Because of how bad it was, he sometimes peed in his pants and growing tired of it, he was forced to leave home when he was just 16.
His musical career began fully in 1991 when he joined the Barracuda band before later releasing his first solo album, Addiction to the Friction (1996). The instrumental album had 8 tracks. Next, he joined the BulletBoys band which he worked with until 1999 when he called it quits.
Before joining Guns N’ Roses which was to be his most famous band, he was with Beautiful Creatures, a band he formed alongside Joe Lesté in 1999. The band released the Beautiful Creatures album in 2001. With Guns N’ Roses, He released the Appetite for Democracy 3D in 2014.
Sixx:A.M. which will go on to be his most significant band to date was formed by himself, Nikki Sixx, and James Michael in 2007. 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 who is known now as Naty Ashba. The two met in August 2009 in Rome. At the time, he was with Guns N Roses, and she didn’t know who he was at the time.
After he returned to the US, the two went on to different relationships which didn’t end well after which they met again 4 years later at the airport in the US, continuing with what they began a few years earlier.
From the first night the two met, they immediately connected and by 2013, the rock star and Nathalia got into a police helicopter, and it was there that 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 who was born on 5 October 1991. Apart from being a model, she also has a YouTube channel where she shares lifestyle videos.
Before ending up with Nathy, Ashba had been in a good number of relationships. He dated and even married Sandy Beaches from 1993 to 2000 when they finally got a divorce. The next seven years would see him dating American model Tiffany Holliday. Other women who he has had something to do with since from then include Vanessa Marra, Nicole Marie Mire, Nicky Whelan, Dorothy Martin, and Becca Tobin.
Beyond being a musician, Ashba is also a music producer and a songwriter. Thus, it makes a lot of sense to consider that he has a net worth that is estimated at $10 million.
He is also a businessman with investments in real estate and clothing line as well as the CEO of Ashba Media.
- He is still not very much on good terms with his father even though he is trying to build things up.
- He was married and divorced before marrying Nathalia Ashba.
- Because he made use of the police helicopter to propose to his then-girlfriend Nathalia Henao who is now his wife, all the officers involved were reprimanded while the pilot was banned.
- DJ Ashba has a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m).