Shawn Sixx Blogs

ATREYU - Still Being True To Themselves

No matter how much the world around you changes, you must stay true to yourself. That is essential if you want to have any longevity in life. Regardless if you have to make decisions that some might find questionable, you must know who you are and where you are going. Well for one California band,... Read More

THE USED - Still Overcoming The Repression

No matter how much a person is repressed, eventually they will try and break free. In many cases, it’s because they have no other way to cope. It wells up and overflows with a tsunami level fury. Well for a band from Utah, that high water mark is still rising. The members of THE USED always knew... Read More

The Other Side Of CHEVELLE...

What does it feel like being a dad and being a rock star? How do you balance both worlds? Being a responsible adult while on tour can’t be easy. Well for one rock band, that struggle is real! The band CHEVELLE is not new to the rock world. Coming up on 25 years in the game, they have seen their... Read More

Ben Cote of The Ben Cote Band on the Sixx Strings Podcast

Surviving the music industry has never been easy. Being artistically talented is not enough to get by anymore. You need to be not only business savvy, but unmercifully motivated as well. Unfortunately, many don’t possess all of those skills… no matter what level of instruction they may have... Read More

JOYOUS WOLF Has Bigger Plans Than Nostalgia-Driven Hard Rock

There seems to be a bunch of rock bands doing the throwback thing as of late. The sound, the look, and the artistic stylings appear to be all the rage. Like they say, “Old is new again.” Well for one group on the rise, that nostalgic nod has never been a comfortable association. The band JOYOUS... Read More

STEEL PANTHER Vocalist Michael Starr: "We Don't Give A F**K"

Some bands just grab your attention. It could be their sound, look, mantra, or their song titled “All I Wanna Do Is F**K (Myself Tonight).” I mean, that bit of musical poetry would cause most to pause when reading an album review. Well for one L.A. band, that pause is not the only thing they want... Read More

Corey Glover Is Scratching An Itch With Disciples Of Verity

It seems that some artists are not truly content unless they have a ton of stuff going on. Being creative is not just something you can shut off, or put on pause. You have to keep moving, keep learning, and ultimately keep doing. Well for one Brooklyn-born artist, being busy is life itself. The... Read More

The Old School Inspirations Of Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti

Establishing a distinctive sound is key for most rock bands. It acts as a familiar beacon that can be easily found in the sea of music that is out there nowadays. Every once in a while though, a group needs to creatively shake things up a bit. Now that doesn’t mean that a total reinvention of the... Read More

Shawn Sixx Chats with Mike Dean of Corrosion of Conformity

A band can go through many changes throughout its career. Some are well received, and some not so much. As with life, the music of a band can evolve and develop into something that might fit the creator’s particular moment. The key is to keep the actual core identity intact. Well for one heavy... Read More

Jean-Paul Gaster of CLUTCH on DOOM, Asylum and Influences

Every person is the product of a multitude of influences. Those effects are as rich and deep as they are plentiful. Even though we think we are aware of all the layers, every moment in life adds another. The process makes us who we are and without it, life’s experiences would be quite bland. Well... Read More