Focx became the group's second guitarist and Glen Sobel, another session drummer, was brought in to take over drums.This was the first lineup under the moniker Beautiful Creatures.
A VH1 documentary of the band reuniting would later show that Lee did indeed play on some of the tracks.In 2006 Ashba set up Funny Farms Studios with Nikki Sixx.The title track "Saints of Los Angeles" was nominated for a Grammy the same year.Guitars: assortment of Gibson Les Paul guitars, Ernie Ball Music Man Axis guitars Amps: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier 100W heads, Four straight-front Line 6 4x12 cabinets loaded with celestion vintage 30s, Line 6 Spider Valve 412Vs 240W 4X12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Straight, Two modified Line 6 POD pro amp modules, Line 6 Vetta HD and Vetta HD II Heads Pedals: Morley Dj Ashba Skeleton Wah Pedal, Digitech Whammy Pitch-Shifting Guitar Effects Pedal, GCX Ground Control PRO Midi Controller, Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal, As of 2016, now uses his very own Schecter DJ Ashba signature model from the Schecter USA Custom Shop.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.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.A deluxe tour edition of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released on November 25, 2008, which included a bonus live EP entitled Live Is Beautiful which features recorded performances from the band's summer tour.In April 2009, both James Michael and Nikki Sixx confirmed that the band was in the studio, recording new material. it feels like we may have topped ourselves on this album coming up, and can't wait for you to hear what it sounds like." 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.In 2005, a small controversy was caused when it was suggested that neither Tommy Lee nor Mick Mars played on the new tracks for Mötley Crüe's compilation album Red, White & Crüe (duties were supposedly handled by Vandals' drummer Josh Freese and Ashba as well as Mick being replaced by Ashba on their reunion tour.