Sixx:AM to Release Two Albums in 2016
How eager is Nikki Sixx to put his Motley Crue years behind him and move on? In a new interview, he revealed that his other band, Sixx:A.M., will release two albums in 2016 and then spend two years playing on the road.
Next February, a month after Motley Crue play their last-ever show, Sixx will get together with his Sixx:A.M. bandmates, DJ Ashba and James Michael, and begin working on two dozen songs they've already written. They plan to spread out the tracks over two separate discs.
"They'll be companion pieces, named Volume One and Volume Two, and they'll come out with a little bit of space between them," Sixx recently told Rolling Stone. "Because when a band releases a double album, a lot of times, about halfway through the second record, you say, 'Sounds like they ran out of gas … ' So, by putting them out separately, we'll give the fans time to absorb each one fully. They'll get the first one. They'll stream it. They'll feel it. They'll hear it live. And then it'll be, 'Here comes another one … '"
Sixx is well aware that establishing with fans what was once his side project as his main band will be tough, which is why he’s planning to prove it city-by-city over the course of two years. “We're all committing 100 percent of our time to this band, and anything else that's out there has to revolve around that," he continued. "And I think James and DJ's visions are the same as mine, which is that we want to play with anybody, anywhere we can. We'd love to headline, we'd love to be direct support, we'd love to play festivals. We'll do acoustic gigs, radio stations, whatever. We just want to play. And that's what we're going to do."
Two months ago, Sixx said that his connection to Motley Crue’s music will end as soon as he leaves the Staples Center stage in Los Angeles with the group for the last time on New Year's Eve. It’s not out of animosity, he sais, but rather stemming from a desire to move on from that part of his life. “Why would I do another version of Motley Crüe?" he asked. "Sixx: A.M. is completely different musically, spiritually, emotionally, visually … and that gives me pride. … We don’t play Motley Crüe music and we never will play Motley Crüe music. The day Motley Crüe plays its last show, I will never play another Motley Crüe song again … even if it’s one I wrote.”
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