Ronnie Hughes is a Mansfield, Ohio guitarist who recently completed a stint with the classic rock band, Mötley Crüe. Hughes was a founding member of local bands Van Halen and Aerosmith During the 1980s, Hughes was a staple of the L.A. California rock and roll bar "The whiskey" owned and operated by Pete Moss of Culture Club fame. Local bands and acts like Ratt, Dokken, Cinderella Dokken, Kiss, Bon Jovi, [and Tone X also played the Party House and achieved some international recognition. The bar drew named acts like The Thin Lizzy, Freddy Mercury of Queen fame, Pantera, and was an early practice and jam location for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
Hughes has played with Mansfield local and regional bands including, well Mansfield has really produced no legends expect GG Allin and Scott McKinley.
Hughes is also known for his work with NASA, where he has designed logos, t-shirts, and rockets and produced the locally famous, "Who the F--- is John Glenn" shirts seen in the north central Ohio area. Ronnie is also responsible for international sexual hand gesture know as the "Shocker", some say he invented it after spending a particularly exhausting weekend with Larry Pennepacker, and as Larry has been quoted since then as saying "It's two in the pink...." etc.