Sixx: AM Begin Work On Third Album

Sixx: A.M. has begun writing material for its third album.

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According to, Sixx: A.M. - the band consisting of Nikki Sixx (also of Mtley Cre), DJ Ashba (also of Guns N' Roses) and James Michael - has begun writing material for its third album. According to Sixx, the CD will "probably [be] a 2013 release considering the body of work we're setting as a goal."

"7", the latest EP from Sixx: A.M., came out last month 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".

Sixx: A.M. will be "doing a proper video" for its next single soon, according to Sixx. In addition, "tour options keep coming, but we haven't found the right fit yet to open up the conversations," Nikki writes on his Facebook page.

Sixx: A.M. recently revealed plans to film a video for the song "Skin" in the Los Angeles area. The band put out a casting call for people whom the song has affected personally because of their own scars - whether physical or under the surface.

"Skin" comes off Sixx: A.M.'s sophomore album, "This Is Gonna Hurt", which has sold around 95,000 copies since its May 2011 release. Released on May 3, 2011, the 11-track CD 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".

"This Is Gonna Hurt" is part photo, part journal - but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Told with the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller "The Heroin Diaries", "This Is Gonna Hurt" chronicles Sixx's experience, from references to his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Mtley Cre, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love along with the journey of photographing these images over the past couple of years.

The "This Is Gonna Hurt" album as a whole deals with many raw, human issues. Nikki talks about the CD as "pulling back the veil on your internal truth," saying, "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." The album - produced entirely by James Michael with writing credits going to Sixx, Michael, Ashba and band friends John William Lowrey and Blair Daly - dives deep into meandering emotions through epic melodies. The resulting work is a deep, dark and intoxicatingly addictive mix of sounds and passion.

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    peachesenregali wrote: I cant even comprehend how shit Sixx: AM are. They are so bad.
    you can't do anything, it seems that you're disabled
    King Bluesy
    DJ should just stick to pushing Axl to put out a real album. I love Sixx A.M. but I am way more hungry for a GNR album.
    I hope this time arround they do something different This is gonna hurt sounded way to similar to their first album.
    The first album was brilliant. The second album wasn't. I hope they get their pizazz back for their junior debut.
    Wooohooo wrote: peachesenregali wrote:I cant even comprehend how shit Sixx: AM are.They are so can't do anything, it seems that you're disabled
    lol I forget half the comments I write on this site, but I still think Sixx: AM are pretty much the shittest band on the planet. (I exaggerate of course) I cant see how not being able to accurately describe how atrocious this band are makes me disabled though.
    After having heard their first two albums, it's very hard to get excited about this. I'll still probably check it out just to hear DJ Ashba's guitar-work, though.
    The first album had some decent stuff on it, the second just didn't do it for me, I'd much rather see Nikki concentrate on a new Motley Crue album and DJ on a GNR album.
    peachesenregali wrote: I cant even comprehend how shit Sixx: AM are. They are so bad.
    I used to hear them talked about plenty, like they were some god-rock band. Eventually checked them out, lol'd at how bland it was.
    BigSpence wrote: They're called Sixx: AM because the bassist is named Nikki Sixx.
    sixx A(shba)M(icheal)
    StillSublime wrote: Thank goodness the world ends before this album comes out.
    I love this band, what's with all the negative comments??? their music is incredible
    Sixx AM is one of my favorite bands. The songs are so touching and inspirational. I like The Heroin Diaries a little more than This Is Gonna Hurt. This Is Gonna Hurt was a great album as well