Nikki Sixx is the iconic founder, bass player and songwriter for the genre-defining rock band Motley Crue; author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Heroin Diaries and the accompanying soundtrack with Sixx: A.M.; co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal
Underground; Chief Creative Officer of Eleven Seven Music;
philanthropist; photographer and more.
The creative force behind a multitude of projects, Nikki is an international superstar who never stops inventing new ways to express himself. Motley Crue has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, The Heroin Diaries stayed atop the New York Times Best Seller list for more than six months and the accompanying soundtrack by Sixx: A.M. solidified the supergroup with “Life is Beautiful,” the most played rock track of 2008.
Sixx is currently exploring the art of photography and working on the next Sixx:A.M. record as well as his next book.
At this year's NAMM convention, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx unveiled a new signature bass line through Schecter Guitar Research. The bass is appropriately called the "SIXX" bass guitar.
In support of this new bass, Nikki made an appearance at NAMM meeting his fans and signing autographs at the Schecter booth. After meeting his fans, Nikki sat down with BackstageAxxess and 3 other outlets to talk about the new bass and how it came to fruition. In addition to this question, BackstageAxxess asked Nikki about the switch from his longtime company, Gibson, to Schecter. We also talked about his best selling book titled the "Heroin Diaries" becoming a Broadway play and the future of both Motley Crue and SIXX AM. Plus, we dove into his success with his current radio show SIXX Sense which will be celebrating its 3rd anniversary soon. Lastly we asked how he balances out his current daily schedule.
There were additional questions being asked by 3 other outlets but as you will see, BackstageAxxess covered all the bases within the limited time we had. However, we thought our readers would like the full, unedited version of the conversation with Nikki so we decided to include the entire audio excerpt with all 4 outlets.
Here's what Nikki had to say.