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  • Writer's pictureMetin Tiryaki

Sixx A.M. and DJ Ashba

Sixx A.M. A hard rock band consisting of James Michael on vocals, Nikki Sixx on bass and DJ Ashba on guitar. The name of the group also consists of the initials of the surnames Sixx and Ashba and Michael, also a reference to "6 o'clock".


In addition to being a singer and musician, James Michael also produces, writes and mixes songs. Among the bands and artists he has worked with are Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Meat Loaf, Mötley Crüe, HammerFall, Scorpions, Hilary Duff, The Rasmus, Papa Roach, Trapt, American Bang, Saliva, The Exies, Deana Carter, Sammy Hagar, Lillix, Sarah Kelly , Taylor Momsen, Halestorm, Jack's Mannequin, Brides of Destruction. Michael, who can play almost all musical instruments, has also made a solo album.


Nikki Sixx, with whom they founded the group, had a great career with Mötley Crüe between 1981 and 2015. Occasionally Sixx A.M. Sixx, who made one album with 58 and two albums with Brides of Destruction in 2000, supported many other bands and artists as a producer and composer.


Let's come to DJ Ashba, the star of the group. The guitarist, whose full name is Daren Jay Ashba (DJ for short, but not a radio DJ), has both solo albums. It was published in Addiction To The Friction (1996) and Eli Roth's Goretorium – Songs For The Demented Mind (2012). Apart from these, after playing with Bullet Boys for a short time, he also made an album with Beautiful Creatures. Joining Guns'n Roses in 2009, Ashba joined Sixx A.M. He left the group for Although there was talk at that time that Slash would return, he himself left the group before. Ashba, who is an incredibly talented and charismatic guitarist, also has his own clothing brand.


With the lineup mentioned above, the group has 5 albums:


The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007)


This Is Gonna Hurt (2011)


Modern Vintage (2014)


Prayers for the Damned (2016)


Prayers for the Blessed (2016)


They also released 3 EPs:


X-Mas In Hell (2008)


Live Is Beautiful (2008)


7 (2011).


The group, which managed to enter the Billboard charts with two consecutive albums released in 2016, is among the new-good rock bands of recent years. Especially with songs such as Life Is Beautiful, Lies of the Beautiful People, Stars, This Is Gonna Hurt, We Will Not Go Quietly, they also managed to enter the singles charts.

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