In 1996, he released his debut instrumental album titled, Addiction to the Friction.In 1999, Ashba began piecing together the band that would become Beautiful Creatures with Bang Tango frontman Joe Lesté. 9 bassist Kenny Kweens and session drummer Anthony Focx, who performed in the 1992 film Wayne's World appearing as the drummer in Tia Carrere's club band.They also have other clients, such as Ovation guitars, Royal Underground and many more.Ashba contributed to Mötley Crüe's 2008 album Saints of Los Angeles penning all tracks with the exception of "This Ain't a Love Song".For his 16th birthday, his father took him to his first concert: Mötley Crüe's Girls, Girls, Girls Tour. It was the night I realized that no matter what it takes, I was gonna be on that stage one day." At the age of 18, he packed up his possessions and moved to Hollywood to begin his career.Eventually, he joined the group Barracuda and toured with the band for two years. His mother was a classically trained pianist who began teaching him about music as a toddler.He would ride to his job in the corn fields on the bus with a guitarist from a local band, who would teach him a new chord each day on a fret that they had carved into the back of a bus seat with a pocket knife.
M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me." In 2003, he founded Ashba Media, Inc.On February 13, 2002, the band announced that Ashba had left the group and the band found a replacement and continued on.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.As much as I would love to play on tour with Mötley, it's simply not true...it's a rumor.I'll be in the studio and playing shows with ASHBA.Prior to naming, the band opened one show in Houston, Texas for Kiss during their reunion tour after Ted Nugent pulled out.