BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to deliver kick ass Rock & Roll and celebrate it with our fans. That will not change. We will never turn our backs on you, the 'true' BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. Our new guitarist will be announced any day now. Thank you for your incredible support and for standing by us. Kenny, Joe, Anthony and Glen.” Meanwhile, Ashba has issued a statement of his own, which follows in its entirety here: “Just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you hard-core BEAUTIFUL CREATURES fans for all the love and support you have already shown both BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and myself. This was a difficult decision for me to make as BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been my heart and soul for the past two and a half years. And I will forever be very proud of the album that we made. Rest assured, you have not heard the last from me ... but in the mean time, it makes me proud to know that the true BEAUTIFUL CREATURES fans are still here and welcoming the new addition to the band with open arms, I wish all of the best for the entire band. And You can bet your ass that I'll see ya'll soon. ~Peace and Love~ DJ Ashba”
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES released a critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album through Warner Bros. Records last year, but were reportedly dropped by the label several months later following the CD's lackluster sales performance. We will have more information as it becomes available.