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Meet James Michael- a producer, mixer, songwriter, and the lead singer of SIXX: A.M.
Today “Lies Of The Beautiful” became the #1 rock song in the U.S. – a first for Sixx:A.M. When we were in the studio writing and recording the song, we had no idea the response would be so strong and we are sincerely grateful to all our fans for supporting “Lies” and pushing it to #1. Hearing from people about how the song has inspired them has been the biggest reward. Thank you to all who have supported and believed in us.
Dj, James, and Nikki
Finished our first full South American tour with Motley Crue and now we have 3 shows in Mexico and one at Rocklahoma before going into Pre Production in Dallas for the Massive Show were putting on this summer…So many Bells and whistles in the show…Pulling out all the stops for you guys….So as i am working out here on the road with Crue there is also so much positive energy building behind the new SixxAM album and my new book…..As i sit here un showered and disheveled i am preparing to do another thing i love “Sixx Sense Radio show” and then ill grab my camera and head into Mexico City for a few photographic opportunities and then to the venue to rip it up with Motley….Squeezing every drop outta life….
I am excited to eventually do something with SixxAM,But what? Tour? Documentary?One night only Event or ?
Were scratching out heads and wondering what we could do to maximize all this magic…
South america has been wonderful with Motley…We have 30 years of music and Chaos together…But what i didnt see coming was how many SixxAM fans are here…i see hundred of t shirts,cd’s and my book everywhere i go…..Sorta caught me off guard…Very proud of Motley and its so exciting to be in Sixx AM too..THANK YOU>>
Ill update you more………SOON……RIGHT NOW>>>I NEED COFFEE>>>>Nikki
Over the past couple of weeks, so many of you have shared your very personal and heartfelt reactions to this record. I’ve spent hours reading your messages and have been moved deeply by so many of your stories. From the moment THIS IS GONNA HURT was released, it became clear that it was resonating in a way that I never could have anticipated. It’s incredible to see how songs like LIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE and SKIN are inspiring people to come forward with brutal honesty and talk about insecurities that have consumed them their entire lives. We all have them. My question for you today is this…What about a person defines who they are? If there were no distinctive or defining traits about our appearance (if we all looked exactly the same) then what would it be that made us all different and how would we discover that about each other? Since we are NOT our skin, who ARE we?
What a wonderful week of book signings mixed with the release of the new SixxAM album.Its been so emotional and i feel proud to be part of this project with DJ and James…Whats your Favorite song so far and why???..Nikki
The response to THIS IS GONNA HURT has been incredible! Thank you for all of the amazing comments on Facebook, Twitter and right here at sixxammusic.com!!! Your opinions and the discussions have been so inspiring. In fact we’ve already had some great debates over at http://tinyurl.com/yfvrdh9 and i have no doubt that we’re just scratching the surface. I love that you are all starting to raise your voices and tell us about your personal experiences and how certain songs affect you or relate to you. This is exactly why we do what we do. I’m honored to have all of you in my life and I’m honored to be a part of yours! Love, James
Sunday morning. 9:30am. 2 days before THIS IS GONNA HURT is released. I don’t know why but this release feels different than any other record release I’ve ever been involved with. Usually there is an anticipation and a nervousness about how well the first week of sales will be and whether or not the record will “chart” (after all we are in the music BUSINESS), but this is very different for me. Those concerns don’t seem to exist. At least not in the familiar way. There is only one recurring thought that consumes me this time…WILL THIS RECORD AFFECT YOU THE WAY IT HAS AFFECTED ME? I am excited to hear from all of you as these songs find their way into your lives. I look forward to sharing this phase with all of you. I remember one day as a kid, I was standing in my fathers art studio watching him finish a painting (he is an artist and one of my biggest inspirations). I anxiously watched every brush stroke for hours, anticipating what color he would chose next and wondering what was going through his mind as he’d step back and ponder and then move in for another frantic series of swipes on the canvas. It was truly like watching a mad scientist at work…finally he reached down and picked up the small paint brush that he used to sign all of his paintings. As he finished signing his name, I eagerly asked “Is it done?” He looked at me with a smile and said “No, James…it’s just beginning!” I never forgot that.
And so here we are, about to lay our brushes down and say to all of you…”It’s just beginning!”
I’m so excited! -James