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SIXX SENSE WITH NIKKI SIXX AND THE SIDE SHOW COUNTDOWN WITH NIKKI SIXX REACH ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 17, 2011


–Nikki Sixx To Debut Video For Sixx:A.M.’s New Single

“Lies Of The Beautiful People” On www.SixxSense.com February 16–

This Will Be the First Time the New Single is Released to the Public

ALBUM RELEASE DATE MOVED UP TO MAY 3RD DUE TO FAN DEMAND

LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2011 – Premiere Radio Networks is pleased to announce that this month marks the one-year anniversary of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx.  In the last year, the international rock icon, founder/bassist/songwriter of the world-renowned band Mötley Crüe and chart-topping band Sixx:A.M. (Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael), New York Times best-selling author, clothing designer, philanthropist and photographer has taken rock/alternative radio by storm, attracting millions of listeners as he broadcasts his unique brand of music and lifestyle programming to more than 70 radio stations across the country.

As part of the anniversary celebration, Sixx announced today that he and his bandmates James Michael and Dj Ashba will world premiere the video for Sixx:A.M’s new single “Lies of the Beautiful People” on www.SixxSense.com tonight, February 16, at 9 p.m. PT/midnight ET.  “Lies of the Beautiful People” is the debut track on the companion album, of the same name, to Sixx’s highly-anticipated new book This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx. The book is a combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, featuring an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of an artist at a stark, post-addiction world. This Is Gonna Hurt will be released April 12 and now, due to the overwhelming response and fan demand, the full soundtrack CD release has been bumped up to an earlier May 3 release date.  For more information, please visit www.NikkiSixx.net.

Top affiliates broadcasting Sixx’s radio programs include KYSR-FM/Los Angeles, KEGL-FM/Dallas/Ft. Worth, WKLS-FM/Atlanta, WWDC-FM/Washington, D.C., WRIF-FM/Detroit, WXTB-FM/Tampa, KBPI-FM/Denver, WHQG-FM/Milwaukee and KZEP-FM/San Antonio.  In addition to his success on the radio dial, the Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx channel on Clear Channel Radio’s digital platform iheartradio launched last October and is quickly attracting mobile listeners in droves.  Available via iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and Android

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devices, iheartradio has more than 12 million total unique downloads.

“Nikki dove into the radio waters head first, and his hard work, creativity and originality have made the first year of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx a tremendous success,” stated Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Radio Networks SVP of Programming.  “We’re extremely proud of what we have accomplished so far and look forward to reaching many more milestones together.”

Since launching last February, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx are fast becoming the place to hear it first for guests from all walks of life, including rock royalty, the first man on the moon, authors, actors and everyone in between.  Dave Grohl, Jared Leto, Lemmy Kilmister, Perez Hilton, Rob Halford, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Four Agreements author Don Miguel Ruiz, Dog The Bounty Hunter and others have joined Sixx and his Sixx Sense co-host Kerri Kasem for their special brand of conversation.  In

addition, they’ve world-premiered albums and songs for artists and bands like Buckcherry, Drowning Pool and Slash, hosted the announcement for last summer’s OZZFest and broadcasted from Rock on the Range, America’s premiere destination rock festival.

Fans online can’t seem to get enough of Nikki as he continues to relentlessly interact, and sometimes debate, with them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NikkiSixx) and Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikki-Sixx/96943760335) and keep them up to speed on all things Sixx.

About Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx

Nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight local time on Rock/Alternative music stations in the U.S. and Canada.  Each night on Sixx Sense, international rock icon Nikki Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star.  Joined by co-host Kerri Kasem, Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as the duo welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.  All this and more are coupled with the radio station’s playlist.  The show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, which is available for air Saturday or Sunday between 6 a.m. and midnight local time.  Each weekend, the radio host and tastemaker introduces his personal new music picks, as well as plays an array of what’s happening on the rock charts, and shares his own special brand of talk radio with celebrities and other guests.  The Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx channel on Clear Channel Radio’s digital platform iheartradio is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.sixxsense.com. Fans can also follow Sixx on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/nikkisixx.

 

About Premiere Radio Networks

Premiere Radio Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly. Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country and features the following personalities: Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob & Tom, Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Dr. Dean Edell, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Jason Lewis, Randi Rhodes, Nikki Sixx, Kane and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide. For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com or www.facebook.com/PremiereRadio.

 

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On April 12, Nikki Sixx will release the follow up to the 2007 New York Times Bestseller, The Heroin Diaries, followed on May 3 by a CD of the same name, THIS IS GONNA HURT with the band Sixx:A.M. featuring Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba.   Sixx:A.M.’s debut, the 2007 soundtrack to THE HEROIN DIARIES sold over 300,000 copies (the book sold more than 350,000) and featured the most played rock track of 2008, “Life Is Beautiful.”

THIS IS GONNA HURT is a continuation of the brutally honest look at life through the eye and now the camera lens of rock icon and radio host NIKKI SIXX.

As we share the first bits of THIS IS GONNA HURT, please find Nikki’s diary entry for today:

I was sitting here looking at my finished book today as I started another journal entry.  What a wild ride it has been exposing my nerve endings and at the same time maybe exposing some skeletons in society’s closet too…  Nikki Sixx

Jan 2011

Well, the book and album are finally done. They fit together like a nice little puzzle yet somehow feel like the pieces were cut out of flesh with a razorblade. What I find interesting is that as much as I want them to mirror each other, they both stand on their own. They influence each other as much as possible yet each is strong and independent, from the visual stimulation in the photography to the lyrical content in the songs. To say that this project has been overwhelming would be an understatement. But the one thing that keeps tugging at my curiosity is that if I find beauty in all these places that most deem “Freakish” and “Macabre” then why do I also, at times, seek out beauty in what society calls beautiful? Am I contradicting myself or am I able to actually look beneath the surface when others sometimes can’t? This is a good question. Make no mistake when I refer to “The lies of beautiful people” I mean what I say but I am also saying look beneath the skin. I do not and will not attack the exterior of anybody but my intention is to pull back the veil on your internal truth. We need not worry if we are black, white, amputated, burned, maimed, a fashion model, or even have the face of Hollywood’s latest leading man…  We are who we are… Either poisonous and evil or honest and willing… Willing to make a difference… I haven’t led the life of a saint nor do I intend on it now.  That’s not what this is about. There were some things that needed to be said…  Unbeknownst to me, they would spread across both a book and an album. I imagine that Sixx:A.M. and the book both stand to take a few shots in the jaw, a few bricks in the face.  I know, speaking for myself, James, and DJ, that we welcome the feedback.  Maybe, just maybe, everybody will take a hard, cold, eye opening look under the hood, so to speak as we have…  Here we go…

Ps.   This morning when I looked in the mirror and I saw my own reflection, I felt like I could see my past, my present and my future all in one glance.  I wonder when other people look at me what do they see and wonder what they see when they look at their own lives. I hope this book and album will redefine how people look at not only me, themselves and most importantly others.

 

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