Episode 204: Nikki Sixx & Sixx:A.M.


Mötley Crüe’s legendary bassist and founding member Nikki Sixx came by Going Off Track with his Sixx:A.M. bandmates DJ Ashba (Guns N’ Roses) and James Michael for what, as you might expect, was a very different episode of Going Off Track. The topics discussed include how the music industry has changed over the past few decades, how selfies have ruined concertgoing, what happens when you google “blood in your urine” and the genesis of Sixx:A.M. (Okay, maybe it’s not that different.) We also discuss how they stay healthy after so much hard living and how the group’s tight-knit relationship informs their music. “We’re really proud of the fact that we’re so close so we continually push each other,” Sixx says at one point. On a more serious note we also discuss how the members of Sixx: A.M. coped with the tragedy at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert in Paris, why it affected Sixx in a deeply personal way and how it inspired one of the songs from their new double album Prayers Of The Damned.