Nikki Sixx Hosts Ozzfest Announcement
May 4, 2010
Nikki Sixx, international rock icon and host of the nationally syndicated radio programs Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, hosted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne’s highly-anticipated announcement of the OZZFest 2010 tour dates and lineup – which includes Sixx’s band Motley Crue as co-headliner (Sixx had been teasing his faithful following on twitter for days http://twitter.com/nikkisixx). The announcement took place in the Sixx Sense radio studio in Los Angeles on Friday, April 30th with Osbourne, Sixx and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford on hand to roll out the details.
Osbourne revealed that this summer’s OZZFest will play six American cities in August with Ozzy and Motley Crue co-headlining and Rob Halford, DevilDriver and Nonpoint rounding out the main stage line-up. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans Black Label Society will be joined by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.
Osbourne also discussed his new album Scream, which is scheduled for release on June 15; his first single “Let Me Hear You Scream,” which is already ranked top five on the mainstream rock chart and top 10 on the active rock chart; and his upcoming world tour.
On hosting the announcement in his radio studio, Sixx said, “It’s cool to have friends want to come to Sixx Sense to talk about big things they have going on — Ozzy announcing OZZFest, Buckcherry premiering their new single, Slash and Drowning Pool talking about their new records track by track, I love having the vehicle to get together and talk about these things. And, when Ozzy calls and asks you to go on tour, you say ‘when do I start?’ We couldn’t be happier than to be co-headlining OZZFest with him this summer — 25 years after Ozzy took Motley Crue on what some say, was one of the greatest tours in rock history.”
Exclusive video of the announcement is available on www.SixxSense.com, and has attracted more than 75,000 views from the time it was posted Friday evening. To date, www.SixxSense.com, which serves as an online extension of the radio programs and features additional audio content, “deeper” interviews, photos, and more, has received more than 4.6 million page views since its launch in February 2010.
Since launching last February, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx are fast becoming the place to hear it first for guests from all walks of life, including rock royalty, the first man on the moon, authors, actors and everyone in between. Dave Grohl, Jared Leto, Lemmy Kilmister, Perez Hilton, Kat Von D, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Four Agreements author Don Miguel Ruiz, Dog The Bounty Hunter and others have joined Sixx and his co-host Kerri Kasem for their special brand of conversation. In addition, they’ve world-premiered albums and songs for artists and bands like Buckcherry, Drowning Pool and Slash. For more information, please visit www.SixxSense.com.
About Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx
Nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight local time on nearly 50 Rock/Alternative music stations in the U.S. and Canada Each night, host Nikki Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at theworld and mind of a rock star. Joined by co-host Kerri Kasem, Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as the duo welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life. All this and more is coupled with radio station playlists.
The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx is a two-hour original weekend program. Available for air Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time, Nikki Sixx and co-host Kerri Kasem air top-charting songs, showcase new and emerging artists, and welcome guests from the worlds of music and entertainment. For more information, please visit www.SixxSense.com.
Since 1996, OZZFest has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil, among others. It was cited as “one of rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday’s New York Times’ “Arts & Leisure” section (6/25/06).