SIXX A.M. – HITS + Previously unreleased (2021)
SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — will release the “HITS” album on October 22 via Better Noise Music, but now it’s available the digital version including previously unheard songs.
The project is a retrospective celebration of the band’s biggest hits and fan-favorite songs, marking the band’s first official album with new material since 2016.
Now in his 21st year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll. He is globally recognized for his work with people in recovery and has been passionately vocal about the disastrous social effects of the opioid crisis in the USA and worldwide.
Sixx’s will release as well a new memoir book “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”. Already a three-time New York Times best-selling author, the book tells the inspirational story of his first 21 years, how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx.
The book fills in the earlier parts of Sixx’s fascinating true-life story, which fans have partly come to know through MÖTLEY CRÜE’s widely celebrated collaborative autobiography “The Dirt” which was most recently adapted into a hit biopic by Netflix in 2019.
“The First 21” also continues Sixx’s tradition of setting the soundtrack to his own life, combining his work as a writer and a musician to offer multi-layered pieces of art. Expanding this artistic signature move by Sixx, “The First 21” will now get its own soundtrack with the forthcoming “Hits” album.
In August 2020, Sixx:A.M. released a new version of “Maybe It’s Time,” a single designed to help raise awareness of the world’s opioid crisis. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot made guest appearances on the track, also included here.
01 – Life is Beautiful
02 – This Is Gonna Hurt
03 – Lies Of The Beautiful People
04 – Pray For Me
05 – Rise
06 – Stars
07 – Maybe It’s Time
08 – Skin
09 – Belly Of The Beast
10 – Are You With Me Now
11 – Girl With Golden Eyes
12 – Accidents Can Happen
13 – Gotta Get It Right
14 – We Will Not Go Quietly
15 – Talk To Me (Radio Mix) [Previously unreleased]
16 – Skin (Rock Mix) [Previously unreleased]