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Tuesday
Aug222017

10 Years of SIXX: A.M. 

From my inbox:

LOS ANGELES CA, August 21, 2017 – Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times bestselling memoir, THE HEROIN DIARIES and SiXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.

 
To commemorate more than a decade of sobriety and life lessons learned, Nikki Sixx and SIXX:A.M. revisit the seminal work; announcing Tenth Anniversary Editions of the book and album in multiple formats including: digital LP, CD, CD / DVD, and Special Edition Vinyl, and Graphic Novel. Fans can get a jump start TODAY by pre-ordering these and more exclusively at PledgeMusic.
Nikki Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx’s journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant.
 
Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band SIXX:A.M., and Sixx’s nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.”
 
Says Sixx: “Over the last ten years I’ve met so many people who have thanked me for The Heroin Diariesand say that it saved their lives,” explains Nikki. “But the truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too.” 
 
Journey back again into this mega–New York Times bestselling survivor’s story in one of the most “harrowing” (Rolling Stone) and “heartbreaking” (The New York Times) memoirs of addiction ever published and the soundtrack it inspired. The once-shattered rock star shares raw and mesmerizing journal entries from the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again. In never-before-seen photos and exclusive new chapters, Nikki reflects on his decade of sobriety in this expanded 10th anniversary edition of the book.
 
SIXX:A.M. also celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the re-release of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition. Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter), Dj Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) Nikki Sixx (bassist, songwriter), the group initially came together to write, record, and co-produce The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, which sold over 300,000 copies, and includes the #1 hit single, “Life Is Beautiful,” which became radio’s most played rock song of 2008. Over the past decade SIXX:A.M. has become a full-fledged global rock powerhouse, releasing four additional albums, multiple Top 5 hits and playing the biggest festivals and arenas around the world.

THE HEROIN DIARIES: Ten Year Anniversary Edition by Nikki Sixx is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster featuring a new cover, never-before-seen photos and exclusive brand new chapters.
 
THE HEROIN DIARIES: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack by SIXX:A.M. will be released October 27th via Eleven Seven Music as a digital album, CD, and CD/DVD. A limited edition vinyl package will also come later this year. All music configurations feature new artwork, personal notes from the band and include 3 newly re-imagined tracks: “Life Is Beautiful 2017”, “Accidents Can Happen 2017”, and Girl With Golden Eyes 2017”.
 
Also on pre-sale today is The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and HEAVY METAL recently announced at ComicCon San Diego. The Graphic Novel presents the Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley, illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, and Keiron Dwyer, an with exclusive cover art by David Mack.
 
In addition, Sixx will debut his first-ever photography exhibit in partnership with Leica Camera at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles beginning October 4 (announcement forthcoming). The collection features Sixx’s most precious moments and interactions from the past decade, in images including homelessness and drug addiction amongst other topics which Sixx was all too familiar with before photography helped change his life post-sobriety.  

 

 


Monday
Aug212017

Melodic Rock Fest 5 Looks Amazing

Melodic Rock Fest 5 will take place from May 4 to 6, 2018 at the Home Bar in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The lineup features a lot of Glam - including the very first American performance by Crazy Lixx. This means I really want to go to this festival. Tickets go on sale in September. Performing in the US has been a longtime goal of Crazy Lixx. I'm excited it's about to happen for them.

Click below for the full lineup.


Sunday
Aug202017

Aerosmith Working On New Music

According to an interview with Billboard, Aerosmith is currently working on new music. Guitarist Brad Whitford said he's in the studio, working on a new idea created by guitarist Joe Perry. The band hasn't released new tracks since Music From Another Dimension!, which came out in 2012.

It sounds to me like the band isn't keen on doing a full album right now, since Whitford told the magazine that artists can just "put out a song or three." Whatever the case, Whitford swears up and down the new song will be an old school Aerosmith rocker. Here's hoping!

 


Saturday
Aug192017

Kids React To Motley Crue

Kids react to Motley Crue... while Tommy Lee watches. I love that Tommy Lee calls out the "hipster kid." And Tommy is right: the young kids seem very mature. This is a fun 8 minute watch and listen. Enjoy and happy Saturday!


Friday
Aug182017

Def Leppard Yourself

Hurry - go do this now! Make your name look like the classic Def Leppard Hysteria font and share it on social media. It's fun for a summer Friday!


Thursday
Aug172017

Vinnie Vincent Plans To Go Outside

Believe it or not, Vinnie Vincent is about to head out into the sun and perform at a KISS expo. It will be his first public performance in about two decades. The expo is in Atlanta and you can even meet Vincent if you buy the $289 VIP package. That VIP experience is limited to 100 people.

The event takes place January 20, 2018.

It will be interesting to see how this goes down. Vincent is nuts and also a recluse and you know he'll be mobbed. He's wildly talented - in fact, he's probably the person with the most raw musical talent to ever play in KISS.

I know some of you will go to this. Wanna write a review of the meet and greet for the rest of us?

 

Wednesday
Aug162017

The Eagles Announce Concert Dates

A classic band I've never seen live is The Eagles. The group is hitting the road for a short "tour" this fall. It will be the first tour without Glenn Frey. Right now, only four dates have been announced:


  • Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina on October 17
  • Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 20
  • KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on October 24
  • Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on October 27


It's speculated that the band will announce more dates and make it more of a full fledged tour. Frey's son Deacon is playing guitar in the band for these dates. If you want to go to one of these shows, get ready: tickets are going to be really expensive.