“This Is Gonna Hurt: Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lense Of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) Arrives at #4, While Sixx:A.M.’S “Lies Of The Beautiful People” Comes in at #5 at Rock Radio
The already two-time New York Times bestselling author Nikki Sixx’s latest offering, “This Is Gonna Hurt: Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) has just bowed in the #4 spot on The New York TimesBest-Sellers list. Written as a tribute to Sixx’s institutionalized sister, the book (and companion album) explores what true beauty is and embraces our own power around that. Written entirely by Sixx with no ghostwriter, the book is part journal, part memoir, and part social commentary and features his original photography. Sixx is currently on a national book-signing tour, please see below for upcoming cities/dates. He continues to host his syndicated radio program Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx (www.sixxsense.com).
“In a world of YouTube overnight sensations, Nikki Sixx has shown that he is quite the contrary. A two-time bestselling author, rock icon, and overall creative force, Nikki comes into his syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense, every day with the intent of raising the quality bar higher than even the day before. He is an inspiration to us and his fans and a testament to hard work, creativity and originality and it shows in his #1 ratings in his time slots in markets like LA, Denver and Portland. With his second Top 5 single and second bestselling book, it’s a pleasure to be working with one of the most talented and creative minds in entertainment today,” said SVP Programming for Premiere Radio Networks Jennifer Leimgruber.
Sixx’s “other band,” Sixx:A.M. is currently enjoying success with the track “Lies Of The Beautiful People.” Also entitled THIS IS GONNA HURT, the album is due out May 3rd via Eleven Music. Sixx:A.M. is James Michael (vocals), Dj Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass).
http://Sixxammusic.com will launch in conjunction with the record, offering fans an up close and personal online relationship with the band for the first time.
“I am grateful and inspired that I have the opportunity to touch people in a unique way with my book THIS IS GONNA HURT and with the music I create with James and D.J. in Sixx:A.M. Traveling around the country, meeting fans and hearing their stories in person and on my radio show has reenergized my commitment to creating honest and inspirational content that not only serves my own creative purposes but can help and touch others as well,” said Nikki Sixx.
See THIS IS GONNA HURT: THE DOCUMENTARIES FROM NIKKI SIXX AND SIXX:A.M. premiering on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/this-is-gonna-hurt-the-documentaries
“This Is Gonna Hurt”/Nikki Sixx book tour:
Monday, May 2nd — Ridgewood, NJ
Location: Bookends; 211 E. Ridgewood Ave.; Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tuesday, May 3rd — New York, NY
Location: Borders Columbus Circle; 10 Columbus Circle; New York, NY
Wednesday, May 4th — Washington DC
Location: Barnes and Noble; 555 12th Street NW; Washington, DC 20004
Thursday, May 5th — Philadelphia, PA
Location: Barnes And Noble; 1805 Walnut St.; Philadelphia, PA 19103
Friday, May 6th — Boston, MA
Location: Boston University Book Store; 660 Beacon Street; Boston, MA 02215
Saturday, May 7th — Toronto, ON
Location: Chapters Festival Hall; 142 John Street; Toronto, ON M5V 2E4
Sixx’s book signings have become emotional experiences frequently lasting until well after store closing. Sixx embraces the feedback from his fans and often engages in conversations that he says is as helpful to him as his work is to his fans. See what they are saying to Nikki…
“Nikki, you are such an inspiration to others and I think that it is great that you are willing to share your life history. I work with adolescents who have turned to substance abuse in order to deal with their trauma and your book ‘The Heroin Diaries’ helped me realize why they used to escape and find comfort in using. I am excited about ‘This Is Gonna Hurt.’ Nikki, I have a lot of respect for you as a person and I think you’re a great!!!!!”
Cherie (Queensland Australia):
“I watched every episode of several of your subjects (i.e., the Goddess Bunny) after I Google’d and found an 11 part documentary. I cried through a lot of them and felt there were similarities between us. I have never been comfortable in my own skin either. I have been just about every stage from chubby to fat to morbidly obese in my 45 years of life. I even attempted suicide at one stage. I have been called everything from ‘pig in lipstick’ to ‘the fat chick’ to ‘lard-ass,’ and many others. I am only coming to terms with myself as I get older and discover how much I am truly loved. You have been a very positive influence on my life with your tweets and Facebook page. You try to keep things positive and in turn, I have tried to stay positive as well. It’s not always easy, but that is one of the goals I have. I believe I am influencing others to see the positive as well, watching how many followers I now have on Twitter increasing daily. Thank you for the inspiration Nikki. You are a true treasure as a human being. I’m so glad you were revived after your OD so you can continue to inspire us in the days and years to come. Much respect and love.”
“Nikki, just want to say thanks for all the great music. You inspired me to play bass guitar. You also inspired me to beat my alcohol addiction. I now use your experience and mine to teach my daughter that you can have everything in life if you work hard and believe in yourself. Thanks again and keep making great music.”
“Do you actually realize just how MANY people you are helping?! (Not just addicts) You’re a true inspiration. On May 9th, it will be 3 years since the death of my best friend/husband from a heart attack related to a cocaine overdose. We had been together for 23 years (he had been clean for 25)… he left me alone w/ our two young sons (9 and 2 1/2 @ the time). I’ve never really felt anger, just devastating remorse… and questions… OMG, the questions! But… after recently reading (your book), you’ve opened my eyes to so much… THANK YOU!!! I’m forever thankful for your insight and honesty. You’ve given me a ‘peace’ that I couldn’t seem to find elsewhere. So thankful you are still around for your children and that you’re inspiring and teaching others that ‘Life Is Beautiful.’ I think I “got it” now… truly ‘got it.’ THANK YOU.”
For more information please visit:
And coming soon: http://Sixxammusic.com
Follow Nikki on Twitter: @NikkiSixx (http://twitter.com/#!/nikkisixx)
Facebook: Facebook/Nikki Sixx (http://www.facebook.com/nikkisixxofficial)
When I first saw the old school metal logo for Malison Rogue, I immediately thought this would be another band with a late 80’s hard rock sound.
The talent pool in Sweden runs deep, and it seems there is no end to list of cool new bands that call Sweden their home. The music that has been coming from over there has been excellent as of late. Malison Rogue’s music is no exception.
What I didn’t expect about Malison Rogue’s was their sound. I figured they might be another glam or sleaze act, and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This band was formerly known as Ashes, and changed their name to Malison Rogue when they signed with Inner Wound Recordings. To me their new moniker is much more memorable, as is their sound. They are a band with a sound that reminds me a lot of classic Queensryche, and Fates Warning. The bands that even remotely sound like either one of those acts in 2011 is a very short list. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with the tight musicianship found on this disc.
On Malison Rogue’s self titled debut, you will find great vocals, well composed songs, and music that will appeal to many hard rock and metal fans!
After giving the song “Friend or Foe” a spin, I was immediately hooked on this band. This is a killer metal tune that will have you signing along in no time. The rest of the songs on this CD are packed with more traditionally styled metal tunes that make my ears happy. I am thankful that are some new bands out there that are keeping the killer 80’s metal sound alive. Malison Rogue joins a new list of bands like Enforcer, Steelwing, and Holy Grail that are trying to bring the classic metal back.
My only disappointment with this CD is, it is a little too short. With eight songs clocking in just shy of 40 minutes, I felt like this CD could have used another song or two. With that being said, this is a very solid debut, for Malison Rogue, and this disc left me wanting to hear more.
Lead Singer Zeb has the potential to become one of the great metal singers of the 21st century. His voice is that good! Don’t believe me, check out Malison Rogue on myspace, and find out for yourself! You will be glad you did!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Friend or Foe?
02. The Pain You Cause
03. The Griever
04. My Mistakes
05. This Lonely Road
07. We’re All Born Sinners
08. Everything Fades
Zeb – Vocals
Bjoerkborg – Guitar
Pete Fury – Bass Guitar
Doc – Drums
Black Label Society frontman/guitar god Zakk Wylde is proud to announce the upcoming release of THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME (Entertainment One Music) on May 17th. The offering features unplugged versions of material from Black Label Society’s latest album, ORDER OF THE BLACK, as well as additional material recorded during the ORDER OF THE BLACK sessions. THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME was conceived, created and compiled by Zakk Wylde himself and the title is, of course, a nod to one of Wylde’s favorite bands, Led Zeppelin. Click here for cover art and please see below for full track listing.
In other Black Label Society news, the next single from ORDER OF THE BLACK, “Darkest Days” has impacted radio on March 21st. The track showcases Wylde’s softer side with soulful lyrics, a hauntingly beautiful melody and captivating piano played by the guitar icon himself. An alternate version of the song featuring country superstar John Rich will appear on THE SONG REMAINS NOT THE SAME.
“The Song Remains Not The Same” track listing:
1. Overlord (Unplugged version)
2. Parade Of The Dead (Unplugged version)
3. Riders Of The Damned (Unplugged version)
4. Darkest Days (Unplugged version)
5. Juniors Eyes
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water
8. Can’t Find My Way Home
9. Darkest Days (featuring John Rich)
10. The First Noel
Check out this new rehearsal video clip of Crystal Viper performing “Night of the Sin”. The song is taken from the last CRYSTAL VIPER studio album “Legends” – and this is a rare chance to hear it in its “live version”, as the song was recorded without overdubs, and the recording was not mixed and mastered.