Nikki Sixx cool with not headlining

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Ex-Mötley Crüe bassist: “It’s more about what I’m doing when I’m on stage”

By David Sands
November 25, 2016

Nikki Sixx might have gotten used to being in the center spotlight during his time with Mötley Crüe, but he’s OK with his current band Sixx A.M. not getting top billing during their North American tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown.

Right now, his group is performing as a support act for the other two bands, which are co-headlining the tour. And that’s just fine with Sixx. He shared his thoughts on the topic in a recent interview with Music Feeds Australia.

“I enjoy playing my instrument and being in a band and trying to push myself, watching my singer grow as a front man, watching us grow as a band every night,” he said. “So whether I’m at the bottom of the bill or the top of the bill I never really look around and go, ‘Oh look at me.’ It’s more about what I’m doing when I’m on stage. All of the work, all of the songwriting and the lyrics and melody, the guitar parts and the mixing and the artwork… you step on stage and that’s kind of what it’s really about.”

Sixx A.M. just released a new album, Prayers for the Blessed, Volume 2, on November 18. The group’s North American Tour with Six Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and As Lions kicked off Oct. 18 in Little Rock Arkansas and wraps up Dec. 12 in Duluth, Georgia.

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