Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba Talk New Sixx:A.M. Album, 'Prayers for the Damned Vol. 1'

Back on New Year’s Eve 2015, Nikki Sixx played his last-ever concert with Mötley Crüe, a sold-out blowout at Los Angeles’ Staples Center replete with plenty of blood, sweat, fire—and, yes, even a few tears shed. It was a fitting end to a more than 30-year career of music and mayhem, not to mention the capper to a massively successful globetrotting tour.

And yet, when Guitar World catches up with Sixx just three months later, the 57-year-old bassist and songwriter is not only gearing up for the release of Prayers for the Damned Vol. 1, the new album from his other band, Sixx:A.M., but also another large scale tour, one that will see the group perform at festivals and headline in clubs in the U.S. and abroad before heading out in arenas as support for a yet-to-be-named act.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.