MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist NIKKI SIXX – “The new book is 95% complete”
In September 2020, Mötley Crüe / Sixx: AM bassist Nikki Sixx revealed via social media that he was getting ready for “the hard work of a new book.” Now, in May 2021, it registered with the following update:
“The new book is 95% complete. Then it goes to the publisher. Then begins the development and the look / feel of the book. I have some time before I can share a lot more but I wanted to keep you up to date. current.”
The untitled book will be Sixx’s fourth. He co-wrote The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band with his bandmates Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss in 2001. This was followed by The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star, co -written with Ian Gittins in 2007, and This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through Nikki Sixx’s Distorted Lens in 2011.
On May 19, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie and guitarist John 5, as well as The Dead Daisies drummer Tommy Clufetos (who previously played with Rob Zombie) all shared the following image on social media , with the very short message “5.21”, indicating May 21:
Check out their cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere”, on the official #TheIceRoad soundtrack. Be sure to watch the movie on Netflix, starting June 25.
When Scott Borchetta called his friend Sixx he knew he needed something with speed, power, and speed. Responsible for directing the soundtrack to “The Ice Road”, the visionary label founder wanted a “psycho-billy” rock track to anchor an eclectic collection of songs sampling the array of American roots music. Speaking to the bassist and singer-songwriter about a dream collaboration between Sixx, Rob Zombie and John 5, possibly writing and producing a song for the film, Sixx asked Borchetta to send him an example of the type of song he was considering for the movie. soundtrack. Johnny Cash’s thud “I’ve Been Everywhere” was already pointed out as a hope to be included in the movie because it really synthesized everything he was talking about. Nikki listened and then sent it to Zombie. Both rockers felt Cash’s iconic track was the perfect song to record. Sixx called Borchetta back and said, “Why don’t you just cut this off?”
The guys were all in agreement on the song that names towns across the country – and Zombie had the vocal gnarl to bring that weathered, long-haul tone to the song that spent 22 weeks at Hank Snow’s No.1. in 1962. Opening with a disturbing audible cloud and industrial noise, an infernal train beat emerges from the heavy sound wave. Zombie’s voice slices through the ballast, bossy and rude. Commanding the journey that begins “I was packing my bag along the dusty road to Winnemucca,” his throaty performance transforms Cash’s intensity with drummer Tommy Clufetos’ shattering attack.
Laughing, Sixx said of the LA Rats and their affinity for this tough travel song, “Isn’t that ironic? This song that’s so rock and roll, it’s so country, that’s so much everything. – it’s the traveling circus, city to city, riff to riff, fat cheeseburger, rinse and rehearse, it’s poetry based on reality – and it’s something each of us has experienced.
“We wanted to bring this fire, it’s Johnny Cash, but it’s also how to return it?” he keeps on. “So John 5 and I brought this Zeppelin-y halftime thing from the start with Rob talking on the outro. But I also did stuff (which suggested the original) like those big walks through. the straight playing style of guitar parts, which I don’t do at Mötley or Sixx: AM We all had this freedom to go elsewhere, and we did. “
“I’ve Been Everywhere” is a cover of a country song originally written by Geoff Mack in 1959, made popular in 1962 by Hank Snow, and again in 1996 by Johnny Cash; his version can be heard below.