MÖTLEY CRÜE / SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has checked in with the following update:
“For the unique collector I am finally going to be selling one of my basses I play during the show this tour. I have said no to this for a long time and still have collectors come backstage and offer to buy my basses. I wanted to do something I feel good about and give that person a personal experience on top of taking home one of my played basses from the show. These are not cheap junker basses, these are what I play. Here is the link. Thank you guys…”
Tour dates for Canada and the US can be found at the link above.
Schecter Guitar Research has announced the partnership with MÖTLEY CRÜE / SIXX: A.M. bassist, NY Times bestselling author and radio host Nikki Sixx, adding even more fire power to its roster. Not only has Schecter landed a talented and noted songwriter and player, but also one of the leading voices and minds in fashion, non-fiction, photography and media via his clothing lines, New York Times top 10 selling books and his successful internationally syndicated radio shows Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx.
However, it is his musical pedigree, history and current musical projects that helped the collaboration with Schecter come to fruition. “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass,” states Sixx, “It was important to all of us to design a bass that would feel right as well as sound amazing in the hands of all players, not just me. Every detail about the new Schecter Sixx comes from all of our collective experiences – whether it’s my 30 years of playing live and recording or Schecter’s unprecedented standards for making quality instruments for players of all genres. Simply said, this bass rocks!” Schecter’s Executive Vice President, Marc LaCorte adds, “I really felt as if we instantly gelled and were looking to accomplish the same goal with this project. Above all, it was so refreshing to see an artist of Nikki’s stature be so involved and genuinely concerned about every detail in the creation of this instrument.”
Nikki Sixx has been known for years as a player stylized by his brashness and Schecter has taken it upon themselves to create this Nikki Sixx signature mode, aptly named the Schecter Sixx. Nikki Sixx will be introducing the Schecter Sixx with an exclusive signing at the winter NAMM Conference in Anaheim, CA on January 26th from 3:00pm-4:00pm PST at the Schecter booth (Room 210-D). It can be maintained that The Schecter Sixx will reflect Nikki’s style, both visually and sonically, while being able to withstand the punishing rigors of the road from opening night to the end of tour closing set. The Schecter Sixx bass will surely make a rumble through the industry and then resonate with players, retailers and consumers alike.
The Schecter Sixx: Nikki Sixx Signature Bass specs:
Construction: Neck-Thru with Ultra Access
Neck: 5-ply Maple/Walnut
Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL 42mm
Frets: 24 X-Jumbo
Pickups: EMG P/J
Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone/”Kill” Switch
Bridge: Schecter Custom String Thru Body (or Top-Load)
Hardware: Black Chrome
Colors: Satin Black (SBK) or Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Left-Hand Availability: Satin Black (SBK)
For more details visit Schecterguitars.com.
Critically acclaimed producer, songwriter and artist James Michael of SIXX: A.M. steps up for the fans with his new solo release, “Learn To Hate You”. A one-minute preview is available in the YouTube clip below.
“My story isn’t typical,” Michael told Noisecreep during a May 2011 interview. “I played in a band called the RIVERDOGS in the early ’90s and did some touring with them in Europe. I then signed a record deal for my first solo album in the late ’90s. I ended up putting out a solo album called ‘Inhale’ in 2000, but I quickly realized that I was more cut out to be in the studio, writing with and for other artists.”
He added, “You see, I originally had this fantasy that I would put out a solo album that would sell millions of copies, and then become this huge rock star. But while I was waiting for my record to come out, I started working with people like Sammy Hagar and MÖTLEY CRÜE. Once my solo album did come out, it didn’t perform well commercially. But something interesting happened instead. Even though my solo record didn’t sell, all of these other records that I had written for started doing really well, and the checks started rolling in.” Michael has since worked as a record producer, songwriter and/or engineer/mixer with many other successful recording artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Meat Loaf, SCORPIONS, Hilary Duff, THE RASMUS, PAPA ROACH, TRAPT and HALESTORM.
“It was a great time, since I realized that the songwriting side was where I should be focusing my efforts,” he said. “I get to stay in one place and work with different other artists every single day, and they can go out on tour playing the same 10 songs while I get to do new stuff. I then spent the next seven or eight years building on my career as a producer and songwriter.”