Nikki Sixx Looking For ‘New Blood’
February 15, 2011
Motley Crue and Sixx: AM bassist Nikki Sixx is searching for hot new bands. Sixx posted, “This is a call out for “new blood”… I am looking for a new band thats got songs, style and lives and breathes Rock n Roll. No vanilla cookie cutter stuff please. New Crue, GnR, Stones, Queen… we need ROCKSTARS today more than ever. Email me Nikki@Sixxsense.com.”
Nikki Sixx was also interviewed on the red carpet at the recent Grammy’s award show. In the interview Nikki praises The Rolling Stones and talks about the formatted nature of today’s rock radio.
On April 12, Sixx will publish “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx,” the follow-up to his 2007 New York Times bestseller “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.” The companion album of the same name, similar to “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack,” surfaces May 10, while the first single, “Lies of the Beautiful People,” comes out March 1.
Sixx tells Gary Graff of Billboard.com that the projects have been in the works for the better part of two years, though some of the photographs in the book date back even further. But the group — which also includes DJ Ashba and James Michael — didn’t necessarily set out to make another book soundtrack. “It was interesting how some of the photography and subjects I was addressing in the book started to trigger emotions within the band,” Sixx explains, “whether it was personal stuff or stuff we could relate to on a societal level. I was writing things and talking to the guys, and suddenly everything came into focus. It was like, ‘Oh my God, this all makes sense!’ It’s an art project, like one big art project where we just throw up all over the place and look at it later and go, ‘Wow!’ ”
Sixx describes the “This is Gonna Hurt” book as “very personal,” using his photographs as jumping-off points for essays about a variety of subjects. “It’s definitely not an autobiography,” he says. “I don’t write with an editor in mind or critique myself. It’s just me shooting from the hip. Sometimes it’s tirades and rants. Sometimes it’s very focused. Sometimes it’s very sentimental and soft and reflective. Sometimes it’s brutal in is assholeishness. It’s all my opinion, and I stand by it.”