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|Birth name||Aaron Abeyta|
|Also known as||El Hefe|
|Born||August 8, 1965|
|Instruments||Guitar, trumpet, trombone, vocals|
|Labels||Epitaph, Fat Wreck Chords|
|Associated acts||NOFX, Crystal Sphere|
Aaron Abeyta (born August 8, 1965), better known as El Hefe or simply Hefe, from el Jefe (Spanish for "the boss") is an American musician and actor, best known as 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 nickname by NOFX founder Fat Mike because at the time he joined the band in 1991, Fat Mike was dating a girl named Erin and he didn't want to cause any confusion. Singer Fat Mike suggested the name El Hefe. 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
- 2012: Self Entitled
- 2013: Stoke Extinguisher
- 2016: First Ditch Effort