This past weekend, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx shared the tragic news that his mother Deana Richards had passed away at the age of 74. While the details regarding her death were very scarce, Sixx has since taken to Facebook to thank his fans for their support throughout this difficult time.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and model Courtney Bingham are the latest to join the NOH8 Campaign, a charitable organization that was founded in the wake of California's passage of Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage. The NOH8 campaign seeks to “promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media and visual protest.”
Motley Crue's '80s excess is legendary and it really peaked out on Dec. 23, 1987 when the band's bassist Nikki Sixx was declared legally dead of an overdose before he was eventually revived. While Motley Crue had been highly successful prior to Sixx's overdose, it should be noted that arguably the band's most successful release, 'Dr. Feelgood,' came after the incident.
Nikki Sixx is a man of many passions -- music, radio host, writing and in recent years photography. The Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. bassist has increasingly shared his photographic exploits over the years and he's now partnered with Leica Camera to shoot photos for a two-part interview and photography series.
The news of current NBA player Jason Collins coming out and publicly announcing his homosexuality generated a lot of commentary and reaction Monday (April 29) and continues to be a hot topic as he became the first athlete in the four major sports to reveal he was gay while still playing. The conversation wasn't just relegated to sports figures as a number of hard rock and metal acts weighed in with their own thoughts on the subject.
One of the things that's limited Sixx: A.M. somewhat in the past is their lack of a drummer, but Nikki Sixx has discussed his desire to make the band more of a priority in the future and that would presumably include finding a drummer to help them out. In a recent tweet, Sixx revealed the musician that's on the top of his wish list, shouting out the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx is an avid music lover and that's not just relegated to hard rock and metal, as evidenced by the wide range of guests on his 'Sixx Sense' radio show. However, Sixx definitely has a special place in his heart for his latest musical recommendation. The bassist has reached out to his social network followers about the new band, Figs Vision, which features his son Gunner Sixx as one of its members.