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Birth name Alan Leonard James
Also known as Alfunction
Born (1972-06-09) June 9, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Costa Mesa, California, United States
Genres Hard rock, Punk, Hip hop, Thrash metal
Occupations Guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass, keyboard
Years active 1994–present
Labels 1605, Columbia, Conversion, Satan
Associated acts Six, The Heathens, Cypress Hill, OPM, Malfunction, Hed PE
Notable instruments
Fender Custom Telecaster, Schecter S-1

Alfunction, born Alan Leonard James in Costa Mesa, California on June 9, 1972,[1] is an American guitarist. His stage name was bestowed upon him in 1994, by future bandmate Lauren Boquette, in reference to his band at the time, "Malfunction". He currently plays guitar for Six, the band he formed with Lauren Boquette in 2001.

He was previously a hired guitarist for Cypress Hill during the Skull and Bones tours, making his debut U.S. performance for the band while playing keyboard on the Conan O'Brien show. Alfunction went on to play guitar for Cypress Hill until July 2000, when he toured with Famous on the Tattoo the Earth festival.

A Six song he co-wrote, "Circles (Better Than Mine)", was used in the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 video game.[2]



  • Fuse (1995)


  • When the Beauty's Gone (2001)
  • The Price of Faith (2004)
  • Between the Warning and the War (2007)

The Heathens[edit]

  • Beach Blanket Beatdown! (2006)

Studio credits[edit]


  1. ^ MCLA The Lax Mag. "..mas Vamanos, Vamanos with Alfunction". Retrieved 2010-04-05. "biography" 
  2. ^ Planet XBox 360. "THQ Announces WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 Soundtrack". Retrieved 2010-04-05. "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009" 

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