NIKKI SIXX Gives Advice To His 21-Year-Old Self - "Try Not To Snort Colombia"
September 16, 2016, 5 years ago
Bassist Nikki Sixx (Sixx:A.M., Mötley Crüe) recently spoke with TeamRock.com and opened up about his experiences doing and overdosing on drugs. Following is an excerpt from the interview.
Q: Were drugs all bad, or did you have good times on them?
Sixx: "I had some very good times on drugs. Definitely. But it all went too quickly."
Q: What does dying feel like?
Sixx: "It hurts. There’s stuff that you don’t really know if you saw it or didn’t see it. For me, there was a very transparent vision of seeing the whole moment – the ambulance, the gurney, a limo. It wasn’t possible, because I was under a sheet. You go: 'Did I see that, or did somebody tell me that?'"
Q: Did it change your outlook on death?
Sixx: "I’m not scared of death at all. In my own broken philosophy, if you live your life right, death is something to look forward to. It gives you a reason to be alive."
Q: What advice would you give the 21-year old version of yourself?
Sixx: "Try not to snort Colombia."
Click here for the complete interview.
Sixx:A.M. have announced details for their fifth studio album, Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed, out November 18th via Eleven Seven Music. The album will be available for pre-order beginning October 14th. Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1, Prayers For The Damned, released earlier this year, the album acts as a companion piece to the first chapter while simultaneously elevating the band's sound in every area. Fans can sample songs from the album via the album teaser below.
From the outsider anthem "We Will Not Go Quietly" to the operatic show stopper "Maybe It's Time" and groove-driven, radio-ready rocker "That's Gonna Leave A Scar”, Prayers For The Blessed displays the many sides of Sixx:A.M.'s sound, something that the band was able to develop by ramping up the amount of time they spent out on the road.
"We really found ourselves onstage and it's influencing the way we write," says Nikki Sixx. "We started focusing on our music not only as songwriters and lyricists but also stayed conscious of what would transfer over live to the audience.”
Touring three continents this year, Sixx:A.M. are excited to bring their music in front of audiences globally and perform the songs from Prayers For The Blessed. Taking their shows beyond the performance, the band made the announcement of Prayers For The Blessed during the first stop of their Canadian tour in Abbotsford, BC and will be shooting the video for “We Will Not Go Quietly” off the new album with iconic director, Wayne Isham, during their show in Edmonton, AB on Saturday, September 17th. That same day, fans will also get a chance to meet the band during an in-store album signing at the West Edmonton Mall. Hosted by HMV Canada, the event will be limited to fans with an official event wristband, obtained by purchasing, or displaying hmv proof of purchase of Prayers For The Damned or album by another one of the bands on the tour (Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, From Ashes To New). Further details on the in-store here.
SixxA.M. will continue to tour across Canada through September 18th with one dollar from each ticket sold on the tour going to the Canadian Red Cross to support their relief efforts. The trio will head back out on the road in October for their highly anticipated US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and As Lions. The tour commences October 18th at Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR and includes stops Denver, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Philadelphia - full tour routing below. Tickets for the tours can be purchased here.
Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Sixx:A.M.’s mission has remained steadfast: to provide the masses with iconic, hard rock that boasts unrivaled musicianship. Comprised of vocalist and producer James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, the band has sold over 1 million albums globally of their four previously released studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), Modern Vintage (2014), and Vol. 1, Prayers for the Damned (2016). Prayers For The Blessed is the second instalment of their 2016 double album.
“Barbarians (Prayers For The Blessed)”
“We Will Not Go Quietly”
“Wolf At Your Door”
“Maybe It’s Time”
“The Devil’s Coming”
“That’s Gonna Leave A Scar”
“Riot In My Head”
16 - Canalta Centre - Medicine Hat, AB
17 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, AB
18 - SaskTel Centre - Saskatoon, SK
20 - MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
23 - GM Centre - Oshawa, ON
24 - Budweiser Gardens - London, ON
26 - Videotron Centre - Quebec City, QC
27 - Moncton Coliseum - Moncton, NB
28 - Scotia Bank Centre - Halifax, NS
9 - Loudpark - Tokyo, Japan
18 - Verizon Arena - Little Rock, AR
19 - Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie, TX
21 - Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, OK
22 - INTRUST Bank Arena - Wichita, KS
23 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
25 - Maverik Center - West Valley City, UT
27 - Talking Stick Arena - Phoenix, AZ
28 - T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA
31 - SAP Center - San Jose, CA
2 - Moda Center - Portland, OR
3 - Spokane Arena - Spokane, WA
5 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA
7 - Taco Bell Arena - Boise, ID
9 - Metra Park - Billings, MT
11 - Bismarck Civic Center - Bismarck, ND
12 - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center - Sioux Falls, SD
13 - La Crosse Center - La Crosse, WI
15 - Alliant Energy Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Madison, WI
17 - US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
18 - KFC Yum! Center - Louisville, KY
19 - Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, IL
21 - Huntington Center - Toledo, OH
22 - Blue Cross Arena - Rochester, NY
25 - DCU Center - Worcester, MA
26 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
27 - Cross Insurance Arena - Portland, ME
29 - Oncenter - Syracuse, NY
1 - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
2 - Giant Center - Hershey, PA
3 - Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV
5 - Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
6 - Charleston Civic Center - Charleston, WV
8 - Amway Arena - Orlando, FL
9 - Amalie Arena - Tampa, FL
10 - Infinite Energy Center - Duluth, GA