Nikki Sixx gives an update on new song, tour, etc..
Sixx & Kat playing creepy love stare with each other for all to see.
An update from Mr. Sixx.
"Sorry for no updates lately, but I’m sure you can imagine I’ve been busy finishing the album and preparing the tour. Besides the usual stuff, I’ve been diving back into a few books that are really inspirational to me and help to clear away any road blocks that our crazy lives (full of crazymakers) tend to bring. Katherine [Sixx's current girlfriend, tattoo artist Kat Von D (the star of the A&E reality series 'L. A. Ink')] and I have been up to our eyeballs in both ‘The Four Agreements’ as well as ‘The Mastery of Love’, both by Don Miguel Ruiz. Simple concepts for complicated lives. Kat was shooting a movie in North Carolina, so I went out to visit her for a few days… had a blast… beautiful beaches and cool people… We needed it.
"Music-wise…different tones for different moods…
"AVERAGE WHITE BAND, RUTH BROWN, WYNONA CARR, JACK JOHNSON, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, and, of course, JOSH ROUSE is great way for anybody to start the day. Midday has me addicted to MARS VOLTA, OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ, BIGELF, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL… End of day for me lately has been a combo of SIGUR ROS, AIR and assorted old jazz (RED GARLAND, OSCAR PETERSON or CHARLIE PARKER)…
"All in all, just feeding the mind before I leave on tour.
"Been doing a lot of booking flights for my kids to come and go this summer while I’m on the road. We’re all looking forward to just hanging out, traveling and seeing the country together this summer…
"Thank you for all the support and donation for the kids at Covenant House…we were able to give them a check for over 250,000. 00 dollars… A lot of kids’ lives will be changed with that… and I think were just getting started…"
MÖTLEY CRÜE headed back into the studio last week to record another song for the band’s upcoming album, "Saints of Los Angeles". As a result, the disc’s release date has been pushed back from June 17 to June 24. Sixx said in a statement that the idea for the new song came about before the group’s recent press conference, in which it announced this summer’s "Crüe Fest" tour with PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, TRAPT and SIXX: A. M. Sixx explained, "Before our performance at the press conference, we were firing on all cylinders at sound check just jamming out, and that’s when the new idea came. We quickly laid it down and went to the studio to record it, and liked it so much we pushed back the release one week so that we could get it onto the album — it now has 13 tracks. It’s the ultimate song to end the record with and begin the new chapter of our career."
The new song is called "Goin’ Out Swingin’". Other tracks on the album include "L. A. M. F.", "Face Down in the Dirt", "Down at the Whisky", "The Animal in Me" and the title tune.
Kat Von Sludge