According to Blabbermouth.net, earlier this month, rock band Sixx: A.M. — which consists of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael - announced its support of City Of Hope through an initiative designed to help raise money for research, treatment and education for the fight against cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
Joining other celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Vince Gill and Sugarland in their support of City Of Hope, Sixx: A.M. offered their new music video for "Are You With Me Now" exclusively to the charity.
Commented the group: "We all know someone who's been affected or touched by the effects of a life-threatening illness. City Of Hope is a research, treatment and education center working to make these conditions curable and preventable. By donating to City Of Hope, you can make a difference and help win the fight against cancer, diabetes, HIV and other diseases. Every donation counts and together we can work to make these life-threatening illnesses a thing of the past."
Sixx: A.M., made a rare appearance - its first in four years - on April 11 at Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
As each band member has been kept busy with their other careers - Sixx is also the bassist for Mötley Crüe and a syndicated radio host; Ashba is currently touring with Guns N' Roses; James Michael is a famed rock producer who is currently working on new records for Papa Roach, Halestorm and others - this marked the band's first chance to perform in support of their current album, "This Is Gonna Hurt", which supplied the #1 rock anthem "Lies Of The Beautiful People".
"7", the latest EP from Sixx: A.M., came out in December and sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort contains acoustic versions of songs from the group's first two albums - 2007's "The Heroin Diaries" soundtrack and 2011's "This Is Gonna Hurt".
Released on May 3, 2011, Sixx: A.M.'s sophomore album, "This Is Gonna Hurt" is a companion piece to Sixx's "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx" book, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, "The Heroin Diaries".
The clip, which was previously only viewable by fans who made a donation to City Of Hope, can now be seen below.