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|Birth name||Aaron Abeyta|
|Also known as||El Hefe
|Born||August 8, 1965|
|Instruments||Guitar, trumpet, trombone|
|Labels||Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords|
|Associated acts||NOFX, Crystal Sphere|
|1978 Fender Telecaster
Getzen Horn with 7m Giardinelli mouthpiece
Aaron Abeyta (born August 8, 1965), better known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe (Spanish for "the boss") is the lead guitarist and trumpet player for the California punk band NOFX. He started playing guitar at the age of 13, but he states that he started taking it seriously at the age of 15, joining his first band. He attended the Berklee College of Music and graduated with honors. Abeyta was given his moniker by his fellow band members and because at the time he joined the band the lead singer (Mike Burkett a.k.a. Fat Mike) was married to a woman named Erin, and he didn't want to cause any confusion. So Mike said, "How about El Hefe?"(misspelled El Jefe). Aaron is known for his self-effacing sense of humor, charisma, and many voice impersonations (Beavis and Butt-head, Yogi Bear, and other well-known cartoon characters), El Hefe joined NOFX in 1991. His first recordings with NOFX contributed to NOFX's EP, The Longest Line. He once owned a night club called 'Hefe's' in Eureka, CA. He lives in Stevenson Ranch, California. He has two children and is married to Jennifer Abeyta.
NOFX Albums with El Hefe
- 1992: The Longest Line
- 1992: White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
- 1994: Punk in Drublic
- 1995: I Heard They Suck Live!!
- 1996: Heavy Petting Zoo
- 1997: So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
- 1999: The Decline
- 2000: Pump Up the Valuum
- 2002: 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records
- 2003: The War on Errorism
- 2006: Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
- 2007: They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!
- 2009: Coaster
- 2011: "NOFX (2011 EP)"
- 2012: Self Entitled
- 2013: "Stoke Extinguisher"
- 2016: First Ditch Effort