Friday, April 29, 2016

Jamie Lissow

Jamie is a former New Yorker, now living in Alaska. Jamie is currently starring in “Real Rob” on Netflix, a television show he wrote and produced with SNL alum Rob Schneider. Jamie has been seen on Gotham Live, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Premium Blend, Late Friday, Star Search and in his own 1/2 hour special on Comedy Central. ? ? Jamie has been heard on has been heard on The Opie and Anthony Show (now Opie and Jimmy), Bennington, Bob and Tom, Sirius XM, and Pandora. He has been featured at The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival and has appeared on Fox News Redeye over 50 times while still managing to have no political opinions. Jamie is currently touring the country headlining comedy clubs on weekends and working Season 2 of Real Rob. - 18+ Show - Live Comedy : Genre: Rated PG-18

Cam On FOX

Country newcomer Cam was just announced as a performer on the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards airing live from The Forum in LA on May 1, 8-10 pm ET/PT on FOX. Cam is also nominated for “Female” and “Breakthrough Female” for the ACCAs. Already Top 40 on country airplay charts, her new single, “Mayday,” is attracting media praise, with All Access cheering, “Cam just might be the voice of a generation. ‘Mayday’ is the song that every millennial needs to hear,” while MusicRow declares the song “a hit if I’ve ever heard one.” “Mayday is the follow-up to her Platinum-certified #1 smash, “Burning House.” At the 51st Annual ACM Awards on CBS on April 3, Cam, the most-nominated female at the award show, made her prime time network debut performing “Burning House,” which Billboard ranked the #1 performance moment of the evening! With SIX nominations, the Arista Nashville/RCA Records singer-songwriter received nods for New Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as Video of the Year and Single Record of the Year (a double nomination as artist and executive producer) and Song of the Year (as artist and writer), all for “Burning House”! In February, Cam was a presenter on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, where she was also a first-time nominee, up for Best Country Solo Performance for “Burning House.” Recently featured on the cover of touring publication Pollstar, Cam recently performed her final opening slot during Brad Paisley’s Crushin’ It World Tour, 1/21 – 2/27, and beginning May 12, she’ll hit the road as a special guest on Dierks Bentley’s Somewhere on a Beach Tour. Released December 11, Cam’s full-length major-label debut album, Untamed, exploded onto Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart at #2 and earned 2015’s best first-week album sales by a debut country artist! Since July 6, 2015, the official radio impact date of “Burning House,” not only has Cam become the only country female to achieve more than 1 million downloads the past year, but, additionally, both her breakthrough hit and debut disc made multiple “best of 2015” critics’ lists, including Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Nashville Scene, among others. Among her growing list of media appearances, Cam has been featured on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Talk. Multiple GRAMMY-honoree and current Producer of the Year, Non-Classical GRAMMY winner Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars, BeyoncĂ©, FUN., The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift) and two-time Album of the Year GRAMMY nominee Tyler Johnson (Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Mikky Ekko) produced Cam’s Untamed, which includes 11 songs, all co-written by Cam. Her favorite color is yellow, and she uses it in her wardrobe often. She has a great explanation why. Online at www.camcountry.com, www.facebook.com/camcountry, and on Twitter @HYPERLINK "https://twitter.com/camcountry"camcountry. The 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The two-hour event is the first country music awards show to air live from Los Angeles in more than 10 years. Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dave Krusen from Candlebox

Candlebox Disappearing In Airports– Release date: April 22 Kevin Martin - vocals Dave Krusen – drums Mike Leslie – lead/rhythm guitar Brian Quinn – lead/rhythm guitar Adam Kury – bass In a storied rock ‘n’ roll career of multi-platinum albums and timeless, ubiquitous radio smashes, Candlebox’s sixth studio album, Disappearing In Airports, finds the renowned lineup infused with a new energy and openness. “I want to take Candlebox into a new world, and this record is very different, very diverse for us,” says band founder and frontman Kevin Martin. “It’s about growth and pushing the band in the direction for a new audience.” With songs ranging from the pissed and urgent “God’s Gift” to the edgy unease of “I’ve Got a Gun” to the amorous romp of “Supernova,” Disappearing In Airports is a bold musical statement from a revitalized band. The amicable departure of original members Scott Mercado and Peter Klett allowed Candlebox the opportunity to shake things up, and that newfound energy and impetus is evident in the dozen tracks on Disappearing In Airports. Guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn bring freshness to the band’s mega hits like “Far Behind” and “You,” as well as different angles to the new material. “They have a ‘Wow, I’m playing this song that I grew up on and I love this tune!’ kind of puppy dog love to it,” laughs Martin. “Mike’s got so much B.B. King in his style, of blues it’s insane, and spontaneity to his playing and songwriting that’s enriching to me.” While Brian has a metal and classic rock side, he also boasts a big blues influence “and is an incredible slide player. Mike and Brian play entirely differently but it fits so well.” The band formed in 1991, went quadruple platinum with their 1993 self-titled debut on Madonna’s Maverick Records, and released two more acclaimed and top-selling albums (1995’s Lucy and 1998’s Happy Pills) before going on a hiatus in 2000. Candlebox regrouped with a 2006 tour, then put out Into the Sun in 2008, followed by 2012’s Love Stories & Other Musings. For Disappearing in Airports, the band worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Everclear, Rivers of Nihl), cutting the record at Think Loud Studios in York, Pennsylvania. Post-Love Stories, Martin worked up about seven songs, but a split with their record label postponed recording. So with a new deal with Pavement Entertainment in place and renewed creativity, Candlebox completed and finished four songs in a day, wrote a couple more in the studio, then revisited and reworked previously unfinished songs that fit into the direction Disappearing in Airports was heading. “The great thing is that they all really became songs when we were a band in the studio, because it’s a very collaborative record, which I’m very happy about,” Martin says. “It was very together and creative, and again that’s what Mike and Brian were able to bring to the record--that spontaneity and that young, excited energy.” For Martin, the songs flowed easily: “I don’t labor at all, it’s not in me; not that there aren’t great bands that work intensively over brilliant songs, but I find for me that initially what pops out is what I’m looking for. If it’s not opening itself up to me and allowing it to be seen by me, I just won’t bother to beat it up.” Songs like the first track to radio, the left-of-center “Vexatious” (a Martin-created word) hooks you in immediate with the drums and irresistible chorus. It isMartin at his editorial best – poignant, lyrical driving the message of the perils of a digitally-connected yet emotionally disconnected world in a powerful rock song. “Vexatious” is about this emotionally destitute, social networking-obsessed society we live in. People come off as insecure, yet still so entitled with unlimited bragging rights,” says Martin. “Whether it’s a pop star feuding senselessly with another pop star, or the girls and boys who can’t help but to take 50 different selfies in under a minute and miss everything that’s happening around them, we can’t escape it. It’s everywhere and it’s destroying us. Dating apps, bitching apps, secret sharing apps, apps apps apps—they all operate outside of any real or authentic human connection. No one cares what anyone else thinks or feels. It’s all me, me, me and, if you ask me, it’s fucking sad.” Speaking celebrity feuding, there is one song where Martin takes a public figure to task. “God’s Gift” was inspired by Kanye West. “It’s a total slap at him. When does someone say ‘You actually aren’t that good?’ Somehow the world just seems to keep blowing smoke up his ass.” Another controversial subject is “I’ve Got A Gun,” “inspired by the constant small mindedness of people who think you’re trying to take their guns away from them. If you know anything about me as a person, you know that I’m highly political; you know that I’m a firm believer in people’s rights 100% and I don’t believe that anyone should take your guns from you. I’m saying is gun control is an issue and these mass shootings need to stop and that’s the approach of the song.” Musically, Disappearing in Airports is as heady as it is lyrically. And visually: the album cover is by an artist-friend of Martin’s, Scott Fisher, who passed away during the album process. “I had asked him paint the artwork for the album, and the painting he did for us is titled “Disappearing In Airports,” hence the album title. The painting represented the songs that he’d hear from our album, so it’s really about what his emotions were how the songs had affected him, so that’s how it represents the record.” “Supernova” is a love (sex!) song for Martin’s wife and it’s contrasted with “Alive at Last,” which “is about that last breath, about the people who are struggling, whether it’s with terminal cancer or something that’s destroying them. It’s a little bit existential.” Martin found the creative process very therapeutic this go-round; without two original members, he says, “there was more freedom for me to express myself.” That said, it wasn’t always easy, but that’s what gives Disappearing in Airports so much of its power. “I’m saying a lot of things that I’ve never said before, and that’s little bit of a challenge for me. I remember telling Carson that I wasn’t comfortable singing some things, but he said, ‘That’s good, be uncomfortable.’” Ultimately, while Disappearing In Airports is clearly Candlebox, Martin observes that the record, compared to its predecessor is “banked right turn; I don’t think it’s 90 degrees but we are taking chances. You’ve got to push yourself outside of that comfort zone. You have to do that as a musician, or in any creative element of your life,” Martin believes. “That’s what we did with this record, and I knew these guys would go with me and would take me where I wanted to go musically. We can reach as far as we want.”

Dara Torres

Dara Torres broke onto the swimming scene as a 17-year-old, making the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and winning a gold medal as part of the freestyle relay team. She has since competed and won medals in five Olympic Games, one of only a handful of Olympians ever to do so. As someone who has experienced the Games from all angles, Dara knows the first few steps are the toughest, and has encouraged these athletes to realize their potential through unwavering support and a push to find their inner strength and motivation.

Marilu Henner and Michael Brown

The New York Times bestselling author and beloved actor from the sitcom Taxi, Marilu Henner delivers an intimate account of how she and her husband stood together and triumphed. After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling madly in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. Takeaways, tips, and practical advice make this a useful guide for anyone working to sustain a relationship through the adversity of disease. Written with an engaging voice, a sense of humor, and life-changing wisdom, Changing Normal is a personal and touching look at how Marilu and Michael faced down a cancer diagnosis and came out the other side happier, healthier, and more in love than ever. MARILU HENNER BIO (FROM BIOGRAPHY.COM) Actress and author Marilu Henner was born Mary Lucy Pudlowski on April 6, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois. The third of six children, she attended the University of Chicago for three years, before deciding to wholeheartedly pursue an acting career. Billed as Marilu Henner, she originated the supporting role of Marty in the musical Grease at the University of Chicago's Community Theatre. Henner dropped out of school in 1972, in order to travel with the national company of Grease, at which time she carried on a highly publicized romance with co-star John Travolta. In 1976, she moved to New York, landing her first Broadway role in Over Here! Following a handful of forgettable stage performances, Henner made her cinematic debut as a stripper in the 1977 sleeper Between the Lines. In 1978, Henner landed the breakthrough role of her career on a new sitcom called Taxi. As single mother Elaine O'Connor-Nardo, she sought to gain entry to the exclusive professional and social circles of the fine arts world, while holding down a job as a cab driver and fending off the advances of her dispatcher, played by Danny DeVito. The popular show, which also starred Judd Hirsch and Tony Danza, aired for five seasons. A handful of film roles followed, including parts in Blake Edward's farce The Man Who Loved Women (1983), which starred Burt Reynolds, Kim Basinger and Julie Andrews, and the gangster spoof Johnny Dangerously (1984), with Michael Keaton. Over the next few years, Henner's body of work ranged from disappointing films like 1985's Perfect (which paired her with former beau John Travolta) to well-received comedies like L.A. Story (1991), starring Steve Martin and Patrick Stewart. In 1990, Henner found renewed TV success on the sitcom Evening Shade. She enjoyed a four-year run in her role as Ava Evans Newton, the wife of a high school athletics coach played by Burt Reynolds. In 1994, Henner hosted her own short-lived daily talk show, Marilu. Later that year, she published a revealing autobiography, By All Means Keep on Moving, in which she candidly discussed her sexual exploits with many of her Taxi co-stars, including Tony Danza and Judd Hirsch. In 1999, Henner played herself in the critically acclaimed film Man on the Moon, which documented the life of former Taxi cast member and famed comedian Andy Kaufman. She returned to the stage in 2000, headlining a national tour of the revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Henner has also ventured out into the realm of reality television. She served as host of the PBS series America's Ballroom Challenge (2006-09) and she competed in the first celebrity edition of Donald Trump's The Apprentice, aptly named Celebrity Apprentice, in 2008. She made it to Week 8 of the competition before getting fired, losing the chance to win the total prize for her charity, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She returned in 2013 for All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, competing against the likes of Lil Jon, Trace Adkins and Dennis Rodman, among others. Although she lost yet again, she was able to last through Week 10 of the competition. During her second appearance on the show, Henner competed for The Alzheimer's Association. Henner has written and co-authored several books, including one on child rearing titled I Refuse to Raise a Brat: Straightforward Advice on Parenting in an Age of Overindulgence (1999). In addition, she has published two best-selling guides on health and beauty—The 30 Day Total Health Makeover (1999) and Healthy Life in the Kitchen (2000). Henner has also published several other books about health and fitness, including 2002's Healthy Holidays and 2012's Total Health Makeover, and has offered online classes to support her total health makeover program. Outside of her bestselling books, she has taken her stance on leading a healthy lifestyle to both the government and the classroom. Henner presented Congress with a dietary plan for children as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2010. She has also spoken at various schools and organizations, encouraging others to speak out to the government against unhealthy living and eating habits. After the release of Total Health Makeover, Henner went on a book tour and appeared on several talk shows, including The View and Good Morning America, to further promote her healthy lifestyle lessons. In December 2010, Henner revealed that she had highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM) during a segment on 60 Minutes. The condition, also known as Hyperthymesia, allows her to recall very specific moments in her life. She went on to talk about HSAM on several programs, showing off her hidden talent. "You say April 3, 1992, and all of a sudden the whole week starts presenting itself to me," she told CBS. "That was a Friday and I was in New York, actually. Early that week I had won $1,760 at a winner-take-all Academy Awards pool. It was a clean sweep of the Oscars, Silence Of The Lambs, Jodie Foster." Neurobiologist James McGaugh began studying Henner's case of HSAM, along with others who have the same unusual memory patterns, in November 2009. The results were used in the television series Unforgettable for the character of Carrie Wells, a character inspired by Henner and played by Poppy Montgomery. In 1980, Henner wed Frederic Forrest; the couple divorced in 1982. She has two sons, Nicholas and Joseph, with her second husband, director/producer Robert Lieberman. The couple filed for divorce in June 2001. In December 2006, Henner wed Michael Brown, whom she had known in college.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart And Bill Kreutzmann

Dead & Company is Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. In October of 2015 the band took to the stage for their inaugural nationwide tour, kicking off with three sold-out concerts at the legendary Madison Square Garden (including Halloween) and ending the year with two sold-out performances at the “Fabulous” Forum (the final was New Year’s Eve). Drawing on the tremendous success of the band’s 2015 tour, Dead & Company are launching their highly-anticipated new tour on Friday, June 10, 2016 (a full listing of tour dates can be found below). 2016’s tour finds the celebrated group playing (among many other shows) two nights at Citi Field in New York; a two show independence day weekend celebration at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado; two nights at the famous Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin; and two shows at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Dead & Company will play two sets at Bonnaroo on June 12. At each show, Dead & Company will perform two sets of music drawn largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 summer tour. Check www.deadandcompany.com for complete ticketing information. IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL DEAD & CO KNOWLEDGE, PLEASE MAKE SURE STATIONS MENTION: On Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016,” comes back to the big screen for the 6th annual event. This special cinema event features the previously unreleased Grateful Dead Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir) concert from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989. This event also features live concert footage of Dead & Co. from their 2015 tour. The Dead reunited in the summer of 2015 for the Fare Thee Well tour that included five shows in Chicago and Santa Clara, California, celebrating their 50th anniversary. Dead & Company 2016 Tour Dates: Fri Jun 10 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Thu Jun 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Fri Jun 17 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Mon Jun 20 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion Tue Jun 21 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Thu Jun 23 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Sat Jun 25 Flushing, NY Citi Field** Sun Jun 26 Flushing, NY Citi Field** Tue Jun 28 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre Sat Jul 02 Boulder, CO Folsom Field** Sun Jul 03 Boulder, CO Folsom Field** Thu Jul 07 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Sat Jul 09 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Sun Jul 10 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Wed Jul 13 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion Fri Jul 15 Boston, MA Fenway Park** Sat Jul 16 Boston, MA Fenway Park** Fri Jul 22 Portland, OR Moda Center Sat Jul 23 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Tue Jul 26 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Wed Jul 27 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Fri Jul 29 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre Sat Jul 30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, unless otherwise noted. **Tickets are not available through Ticketmaster for these concerts: Citi Field concert tickets available HERE. Folsom Field tickets available HERE. Fenway Park tickets available HERE.

Sixx AM

Ask any artist to reveal their most important ingredients for success, and you are guaranteed to find creative freedom near the top of the list. Thus it has proved for Sixx:A.M, a band comprised of Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael have formed a creative collective characterized by a free-spirited, artistically pure approach and genuinely diverse musical influences. That wide-winged philosophy resulted in the band’s third album, the alluringly titled Modern Vintage, which offers both billion-dollar choruses, and nods to great bands from the 70s like Queen, Bowie, T. Rex and Sweet. It is a record that represents the culmination of seven years of collaboration between three friends who, in the beginning, didn’t even really want to start a band… “This all just formed incredibly organically,” says producer and vocalist James Michael of Sixx: A.M’s initial formation. “I had been working with Nikki on some songs and we got talking about the idea of doing a soundtrack for a film version of what would end up becoming The Heroin Diaries. A couple of years later he called me up and said ‘We’re actually going to publish The Heroin Diaries as a book. How would you feel about doing the soundtrack for a book?!’” Sixx and Ashba had already been working on material for what would become The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and were considering having guest singers across the various tracks. “James was suggested and to be honest, I didn’t even know him as anything other than a producer at that point,” says Ashba, “but as soon as we heard James sing, we didn’t want anyone else.’” “When my management eventually heard those songs they were like ‘You need to have a name and be a band,’” adds Sixx. “Until that point, we hadn’t even really thought about it in those terms!” What followed was unprecedented success. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack sold over 370,000 copies in the US and spawned a Rock Chart topper in the shape of “Life Is Beautful.” More than that, it was a uniquely compelling companion to a New York Times Best Seller and arguably the first ever rock soundtrack an autobiography has ever known. Inspired by an overwhelming public response, the band returned to the studio to pen second album This Is Gonna Hurt, a record which, similarly to their first, runs in parallel with Sixx’s book of the same name. Again they tackled the dark personal topics and again they triumphed, scoring a Billboard top 10 and another Rock Chart number 1. Of course, these impressive achievements all stem directly from Sixx: A.M’s constant willingness to challenge themselves and push at the edges of their inventive and technical capacities. “I feel like the three of us are able to set goals – sometimes goals which seem unachievable – and figure out how to not only reach, but surpass, those targets,” says Sixx. “When it came time to makeModern Vintage, we sat down and said, ‘We have to dare to make something that could leave us looking very silly’,” confesses James Michael. “We needed to take risks and accept that it might fail.” The result of that risk is an album which sees the band going back through the history of the music they love, constantly developing and expanding their sonic palette while continuing to explore lyrical territory which is personal, spiritual, philosophical and intensly poetic. “My favorite writers are Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac,” smiles Sixx. “What we do lyrically with Sixx:A.M is not one dimensional; we try and go as deep as possible. We want people to feel something and connect with what we are saying.” The upshot is that Modern Vintage is record of beauty and genuine substance, that will move both your head and your heart and that will attract the casual listener and the avid music fan alike – the sound of three masters producing something which confounds both expectation and categorization. It’s this profound message – as well as their unorthodox means of disseminating material – which has cultivated the powerful bond the band share with their fans. These are not just songs to be idly enjoyed and cast aside, there are plenty for whom Sixx:A.M has been a catalyst for real and long-lasting life change. “There are messages of self-improvement and striving on all our records,” says James Michael “and I am glad that people are able to relate to those aspects of it.” “Sixx:A.M really is a labor of love for us,” continues Ashba. “We don’t follow any of the guidelines. It’s a space where we can truly be artists, truly be free and truly create exactly what we want to create. The canvas is totally opened up for us.” “We want to go where the bands that we loved were prepared to go,” adds Sixx; “where Queen were not scared to go, where The Beatles were not scared to go. It’s total freedom.” In that spirit of fearlessness, the band the approached composing their forthcoming full length offering. Take the inimitable “Stars”, whose heavy yet grooving instrumental belies a deeply introspective message of almost spiritual quality – a perfect marriage of guts-out power and craft the likes of which will have listeners slack-jawed in admiration. Then there’s the Jack White meets Lenny Kravitz shuffle of “Miracle” – a track which, believe it or not, began life as a Bee Gees-esque disco tune. Elsewhere, the fizzing emotion of first single “Gotta Get It Right” has a cinematic charm; its stomping beats injected with an epic sensibility and wind-in-your-hair joy. It was, Michael admits “The last song we wrote for the record, but I couldn’t imagine the album without it now. To me, it represents everything about Modern Vintage, sonically, melodically and lyrically – it’s the song we’ve been trying to write for ten years.” Moreover, the very phrase ‘Modern Vintage’ alludes to the band’s desire to take the esoteric, old-school styles with which they have all individually fallen in love, and render them in glistening modern technicolor. “With the songs on this album, some of them sound like they were written in the sixties but recorded today,” says James Michael. “And some of them sound like they were written in the future but recorded back in the sixties or seventies. So there is this beautiful balance going on between genres and eras, heritage and modernity. I feel like it’s a real celebration of the music that has inspired and informed our love for what we do.” For fans, Modern Vintage also heralds a new era for the band, in which Sixx:A.M’s live performance looks set to take center stage in a way that has previously not been possible. Astonishing as it seems and despite all their overwhelming success, the band has only played 30 gigs since its inception – something that looks set to change in the very near future. “Not only are we are excited for people to hear this record but we are also excited to get out and play it live on tour,” enthuses James Michael. “It’s going to be as fun to create a Sixx:A.M live experience as it has been to create the music” adds Sixx. “And when Motley winds up, all my time and all my love is going into Sixx:A.M.” “So far, everything in this band has worked out exactly as it has needed to for us to recognize the love we have for each other and for what we do musically,” finishes James Michael. “We know that Sixx:A.M is a unique situation, but it is also a beautiful situation: to have these friends to be able to do this with, and to have this outlet for our art, is a truly special thing – and we are going to make the absolute most of it we can.”