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Nikki Sixx

Wed
27
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - NIKKI SIXX

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The one and only NIKKI SIXX of SIXX:A.M. joins Mitch on episode 216 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-216-nikki-sixx-sixx-a-m

In the episode's only interview, legendary bassits NIKKI SIXX discusses the band's new album Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1, the song wriiting process, their upcoming tour schedule, YouTube and digital rights, Brides Of Destruction, the business of Mötley Crüe, Prayers For the Damned Vol. 2 (slated to be released this fall), the passing of PRINCE and more.

Quotes from the NIKKI SIXX interview:

The song writing process (time - 1.00): "I've had every situation as a songwriter, but with James, DJ and myself - we're a band. It's really the three of us that create this music. Parts of the way it sounds is because of DJ, other parts are because of James and other parts are because of me. Something happens between the three of us and we really enjoy that. It doesn't ever really come down to ego or who gets more. It comes down to 'what's the best thing for the project, for the song, for the fans."

(time - 2.38): "A song like Live Wire, for example, I wrote that for Vince Neil's voice.That's all there is to it. If you don't write it for the vocalist then it doesn't make any sense."

Prayers For The Damned Vol. 1 & Prayers For The Damned Vol. 2: (time - 3.53): "There is a definite separation in the two albums. They are two completely different albums."

(time - 4.26): "We have a song called Maybe It's Time which is maybe one of the best songs we've written. We're really excited about it."

(time - 5.15): "We're just loving having so much music to put out and so many opportunities to play in front of people."

Why build a new band and brand with SIXX:A.M. (time - 5.46): "Artists make art. Photographers shoot pictures. Musicians write songs. Writers write. That's just the way it is. So, you may or may not be as successful as something else you've done. Who would have thought that a guy in Mötley Crüe that didn't graduate high school would write two NY Times Bestsellers? You can't really go, 'Well, Mötley Crüe is massive so now what?' What now is you keep creating. You keep making music. You love to play live. If you are strategic and if you're lucky and it's the right time on earth, people can connect to it. That's where we're at as a band."

(YouTube discussion starts at 9.05)

Mötley Crüe (time - 14.26): "We have a live DVD of our last performance ever that we've just finished mixing. It looks fantastic. It was a great show. We have a legacy that needs to be curated. We have vintage merchandise... We plan on obviously staying engaged with our fans. It's not like we're simply going to disappear. The Mötley Crüe movie will come out. There's going to be Mötley in your life for a long time. In one way or another."

(PRINCE discussion starts at 15.14)

For more about SIXX:A.M. visit:
Online: http://sixxammusic.com
Twitter: @SixxAM @james_a_michael @DjASHBA @NikkiSixx
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sixxammusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3886aFez2HDLkio5tUzmP6

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon
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And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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2015
 
Wed
15
Oct

Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars InTheStudio For 25th Anniversary Of Dr. Feelgood

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Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars Make House Call InTheStudio For 25th Anniversary Of Motley Crue's # 1 Album Dr. Feelgood

Dallas, TX - Oct 14, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motley Crue's 1989 #1 seller Dr. Feelgood.

The '80s was a decade of excess and Motley Crue was its poster child and willing participant.  Their reckless abandonment and debauchery has been well documented, but what makes the Motley Crue story so fascinating is that with all the increasing mayhem came an unbelievable string of hit songs and albums.

The Crue's 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls was a #4 seller despite the band's drug and alcohol- fueled crazy existence, but eventually, one by one, the members of Motley Crue all found help for their substance issues. With the newly found clarity, the songs which Nikki Sixx composed and which singer Vince Neil, piledriver drummer Tommy Lee, and guitar monster Mick Mars recorded including 'Kickstart My Heart', 'Same Ol' Situation', 'Without You' and the groove thing 'Dr. Feelgood' blew every previous Motley Crue standard away, notching the # 1 album in America with over six million albums sold.

Sobriety didn't stop the party on the road though, but it did allow them to remember it! The Dr. Feelgood tour would become the band's biggest production ever,as Nikki Sixx tells InTheStudio host Redbeard.

'Dr. Feelgood tour, at the time 1989 ,(cost) $325,000 a week just to break even. A million two a month, and were gone for fifteen months. So we spent about $20 million just entertaining.  So anything after that was ours.  'Wow, you need a better business plan.  What's your exit strategy?  Pee in the corner and blow everything up'.' (laughs)

Motley Crue 'Dr. Feelgood' /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/motley-crue-dr-feelgood-25th-anniversary-nikki-sixx-vince-neil-mick-mars/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'

Motley Crue website: 'http://www.motley.com'

InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

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