In a perfect marriage of debauchery and rock 'n' roll, Motley Crue are set to play a string of dates in Las Vegas in February. Legendary Crue bassist and professional death-defier Nikki Sixx has been constantly sharing his excitement all over Facebook about the band's Vegas residency, calling it the "biggest production of the band's career."
Nikki Sixx, who doesn't appear to have a moment of downtime thanks to the fact that he pulls double duty in both Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. and writes books, posted a Facebook update to share some good news about Sixx: A.M. The group is already writing its third album and is possibly eyeing a 2013 release.
Nikki Sixx and his band of fellow miscreants in Motley Crue defined rock 'n' roll excess in the '80s. No band has filled Motley's slot as the baddest boys in rock in the modern era. Times have changed and rock bands aren't the party animals they used to be, something that Sixx acknowledged.
We all know Nikki Sixx is a killer bass player with creativity and crazy-good vision. After all, this is the guy who went from playing bass in Motley Crue to forming his own band, Sixx: A.M., and once again topping the rock charts. But, it might surprise fans that Sixx is dead-serious about his spirituality and family life.
The digital age is certainly narrowing the gap between artists and their fans, as well as creating ways for people to communicate their emotions to the world. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx was moved by one such display and reached out to a little girl because of it. 12-year-old Chloe McCarty of Blaine, Minn., used his band Sixx: A.M.'s song 'Skin' in a video where she revealed she has a mental disorder called trichotillomania, which causes her to pull out her hair, and as a result, be bullied by her classmates. A simple, expressive video garnered national attention for McCarty, her disorder and the need to be sensitive to others suffering from such conditions.
Motley Crue and Sixx: AM bassist Nikki Sixx has been putting pen to paper once again to create two new books. Having already published the scathing memoir 'The Heroin Diaries,' and 'This Is Gonna Hurt' (a collection of photography and insight), Sixx's next book may see a release date as soon as May 2012.