Sixx Strings

Shawn Sixx talks with JOHN 5 about playing and collaborating with some of the most iconic names in rock music such as David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Steve Perry, to name a few. They also covered being too loud on a cruise ship, bluegrass inspirations, being told to...
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JOHN 5

JOHN 5 Is Not Taking Anything For Granted...

Everyone has hopes and dreams when they are young, but how many actually achieve those aspirations? I bet it’s fair to say that it’s not too many. Well for one guitarist from Michigan, many of those dreams have come true, and then some! JOHN 5 has been living a life that most musicians couldn’t...
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VINNY APPICE Isn't Finished Yet!

No matter the amount of accolades you receive in your professional life, loving what you do is far more important. It can actually set the tone for everything else that happens going forward. Well for one veteran drummer, that passion is still strong! VINNY APPICE’s musical resume reads like a page...
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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,...
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In this episode of the SIXX STRINGS podcast, Shawn speaks with Bert and Jeph of The Used about living their childhood dream, how growing up in a religiously restrictive environment gave birth to their music, looking at their records as their children, and more!
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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...
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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...
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Shawn Sixx sits down with local musician Ben Cote of The Ben Cote Band about forming a band in the Boston music scene, local guitar builders, not wanting to play someone else's music, and why being a graduate of the Berklee College of Music isn't enough without constant hard work and motivation to...
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Boston, Berklee, and The Ben Cote Band...

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...
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