Sixx AM

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

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2015
 
Tue
16
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - SIXX AM, GARY CHERONE, ELECTRIC BOYS

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-48-gary-cherone-sixx-am

Episode 48 of One On One with Mitch Lafon features interviews with SIXX AM's James Michael, EXTREME (and former VAN HALEN) vocalist Gary Cherone as well as ELECTRIC BOYS frontman Conny Bloom. Mark Strigl (from Talking Metal) co-hosts.

This episode’s first interview is with producer, vocalist and guitarist JAMES MICHAEL of SIXX AM. He discusses the band's latest album, Modern Vintage, and his dual role as musician and producer. James also talks about the band's upcoming touring plans now that Mötley Crüe is winding down and Guns N' Roses are slowing down their activities. We also discuss James' production work with other artist including the SCORPIONS' Humanity: Hour 1.

Our second interview is with Extreme frontman, Gary Cherone. He talks about his new HURTSMILE Retrogrenade album, Extreme's Pornograffitti Live tour, making new music and his time in Van Halen. He also discusses at length the 1998 LIVE Van Halen album that the band recorded in Pittsburgh and had slated for release before it was pulled from the schedule.

Our third and final interview is with Electric Boys singer Conny Bloom. He talks about the band's latest album Starflight United, his time with Hanoi Rocks and Sliver Ginger 5.

For more SIXX AM visit:http://www.sixxammusic.com ;and on Twitter: @SixxAM & @james_a_michael

For more Gary Cherone visit:http://www.facebook.com/Hurtsmile;and follow on Twitter: @hurtsmile & @garycherone

For more Electric Boys:http://www.facebook.com/electricboys;http://www.electricboys.com ;and on Twitter: @TheElectricBoys

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - takinng place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven’s Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

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