It was fitting that three members of Slipknot hit the stage to present an honor that's new to the Revolver Golden Gods this year, and an equally fitting name for it -- the Paul Gray Best Bassist Award. Gray was, after all, Slipknot's bassist until his tragic death in May 2010 from a drug overdose, and a very skilled one at that. Bass players are often the unsung hero of the band, but nobody ever overlooked Gray -- during his life or after his passing.
Guitarist, songwriter, and producer DJ Ashba has seen his career skyrocket over the last few years, first as an integral part of Sixx:A.M. with Nikki Sixx and James Michael and then as the guitar player of Guns N’ Roses, joining Axl Rose on his tour across the world. Ashba recently opened up to Bravewords in an interview about his future with Guns N’ Roses, how he prepares to write for individual projects, and how Nikki Sixx and Axl Rose have become his best friends.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently lashed out at former 'Growing Pains' star Kirk Cameron after he called homosexuality "unnatural" and "detrimental" during an appearance on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight.' Sixx took off the gloves on his Twitter page, reacting to support same-sex marriage.
In addition to putting together a set list for their upcoming residency in Las Vegas, apparently Motley Crue are busy working on some additional onstage entertainment to accompany their show. The band has previously featured a unicycle-riding, fire-breathing little person onstage at gigs, and Nikki Sixx reveals that they're looking for someone to fill the role in Sin City. His first choice? Godsmack singer Sully Erna.
If you’re going to see Motley Crue at their upcoming residency in Las Vegas, make sure you bring plenty of protection. In a recent interview with bassist Nikki Sixx, he gave a colorful description of his band, comparing them to “f---ing a nasty stripper that's probably gonna give you a disease.”