DJ Ashba Recalls Recording An Album With Mötley Crüe

Sixx: A.M. founder DJ Ashba talked about his collaboration with various bands and artists as a session guitarist and recalled working for Mötley Crüe as one of them during his recent interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk.

Mötley Crüe released their ninth studio album entitled ‘Saints of Los Angeles’ on June 24, 2008, and it was known as the band’s first full-length record created by the original members following drummer Tommy Lee’s return to the band. The album received very positive reviews from the band’s fans and music critics.

‘Saints of Los Angeles’ was also Mötley Crüe’s last album before their three-year hiatus until they decided to reunite in 2018 after the success and popularity of their biographical movie ‘The Dirt.’ The fans didn’t know that there was a ghost player in the album but the recently revealed name didn’t surprise them.

Nikki Sixx wanted to work with former GN’R guitarist DJ Ashba who served as the rhythm guitarist on the album. In his interview, Ashba stated that he played all the rhythms while emphasizing that Mick Mars is a very talented guitarist. Also, he revealed that Mars was in the hospital during some of the recording sessions.

Ashba said in his interview the following:

“I played all the rhythms on it but Mick Mars was awesome. He was actually in the hospital at the time.”

In addition, a short time before his collaboration with Mötley Crüe, DJ Ashba founded a new band named Sixx:A.M. with the band’s bassist Nikki Sixx and they have released five studio albums until now.