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Sixx: A.M. continue to see their star rise with the band's third studio album, Modern Vintage. Vocalist James Michael recently took some time to. SIXX:A.M, today have unleashed the first single, “Rise,” from the first volume of their April 29 via Eleven Seven Music + announce a slew of headline dates. James Michael once again, plays triple-duty on Prayers For The. SIXX: A.M. frontman James Michael has launched “Fly On The Wall”, a video into how Michael created the vocal sound of SIXX: A.M.'s latest single, “Rise”. most ambitious, complete and adrenaline-soaked effort to date.
I think that people are really going to be able to relate to that song for that reason. Some songs on the album sometimes have a kind of Muse feeling… Oh, cool! Do you have any affinities with this band? I think that I love Muse because Muse clearly loves a lot of the same type of bands that we love. Yeah, I love that kind of stuff and I was excited that we were able to work that into that song. This Is Gonna Hurt was different from The Heroin Diaries and this new one sounds pretty different from the two previous albums.
Is it important to not limit yourselves and try to make albums that have each a distinctive personality?
Interviewing Sixx:A.M.: Singer James Michael says band, coming to Sands, has reawakening
We see no point in making the same record over and over and over and over. I thank god for them and for all of their records.
All three of you in Sixx: So does that actually allow you a special freedom with that band? And think that that freedomthat risk taking, is where some of our most special moments come.
Were you taken by surprise with the success of the band? Then one day we got a call saying: You mean, this is a real album? When we were creating stuff we always said: So it was a really exciting shift for us. But have you discussed about adding a permanent drummer in the band? I think that we would have to see. What are you thought about that retrospectively? What was your feeling about the fact that the work you did for other artists had more success than your own stuff?
Yeah, I did a solo record in called Inhale. At that time I was also working with all of these other bands and, to your point, my record sold almost nothing but it was critically acclaimed. So I started getting attention from a lot of these other bands, and they came to me because of that record. And then when I started writing for other bands, they would go out and tour those songs and all of a sudden the checks started coming in and I was like: I can make a way better living by writing and producing for other people than doing it for myself, making a record and spending two years promoting it!
Hmm, it makes a little more sense for me to stay in a studio, bring bands in and express myself through those experiences. I can write a hundred songs a year instead of ten songs a year! I pinch myself every day, because now I have the best of both worlds.
I get to go out and sing songs for lots and lots of people and have them hear my music with my two band mates; I get to live out that fantasy a bit. Actually you really got into the spotlight as a singer with Sixx: I think it proved to me that I could do what I knew I wanted to do, what I thought I could do as a younger kid; it proved to me that I could accomplish all of these things: I could be a producer, I could be a mixer, I could be a songwriter and I could be an artist. It proved to me that I could do that.
I think that had Sixx: What else can I say? Did that give you confidence as a singer also? I think of myself, I guess, as a vocalist.
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There are plenty of people out there that are way, way better singers. So I vocalize my stories. Or at least do you feel close to him because of your common grounds with him? I love the comparison, just to be mentioned in the same sentence as him. I always see myself as somebody that is striving to just be as good as I can be but have no expectations ever to be as good as they can be.
And what is the best thing that you have learned with Desmond Child? And the same goes for Nikki. Those guys are superstars! And I mean that very respectfully. Does that make sense? Do you approach songwriting differently in Sixx: As a songwriter, what do you focus on when writing a song? A deluxe tour edition of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released on November 25,which included a bonus live EP entitled Live Is Beautiful which features recorded performances from the band's summer tour.
In Aprilboth James Michael and Sixx confirmed that the band was in the studio recording new material. Sixx added that the new material was "inspiring. On February 19,Sixx revealed that the band was currently in the studio recording the new album, with some guitar tracks by Ashba already laid down, but bass still left to record.
Sixx also said that there were over two albums' worth of material written, but as with the first album, it would probably end up being a single album with the best songs chosen so it wouldn't have fillers. Sixx also said music video director P. Brown was writing the treatment for the video for the first single to be released from the album, due in early Some of the songs on the upcoming album were inspired by the author's photographs, and others inspired photographs of their own, as the book was part photo, part journal.
The HarperCollins imprint William Morrow and Company announced that the book would be released on March 22,accompanied by the album on the same day. The lead single " Lies of the Beautiful People " was released on February 25, On February 15,Sixx announced through his Twitter and Facebook accounts that the music video for this song would premiere on the website for his radio show Sixx Sense on February 16, Michael also hinted at an upcoming surprise release from the band.
The band performed only two songs: On November 21,the band announced via Twitter that they were working on new music. On July 18,they released a song called "Relief"' for their third album.
On January 14,the band announced via its Facebook page that the final song on the next album would be titled "Let it Haunt You So Beautiful.