Bleach Bangs Radio discusses Motley Crue, AC/DC, and Van Halen and should they hang it up?

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Well, like that irritating rash, WE’RE BACK!!! We at Bleach Bangs Radio are exploring out options to infiltrate your ear holes and burrow into your brains. This time we decided to discuss some bands and their lifespans. Should they pull the plug? Should the defibrillators be hooked up to them? Check out the show right here:

     Afterwards let us know your thoughts. Pay attention as well because you just might have your chance to participate in an upcoming Bleach Bangs show yourself!!!

     -Bleach Bangs crew

SCHECTER GUITAR RESEARCH KICKSTARTS 2013 BY SIGNING MOTLEY CRUE / SIXX: A.M. BASSIST NIKKI SIXX TO ITS STELLAR ROSTER OF ARTISTS

Company to Unveil “The Schecter Sixx” Bass at Winter NAMM Conference – Room 210-D

(January 16, 2013, Sun Valley/Hollywood, CA) –2013 is proving to already be a monumental year for Schecter Guitar Research as the company settles into its expanded headquarters in Sun Valley, CA,  ramps up for MAJOR new gear announcements and continues to amass a stellar lineup of artists, which includes some of the biggest names in the recording and touring industries. To that note, the company is proud to announce the partnership with a true modern-day rock icon by signing Mötley Crüe / Sixx: A.M.bassist, NY Times bestselling author and radio host Nikki Sixx, adding even more fire power to its roster.  Not only has Schecterlanded a talented and noted songwriter and player, but also one of the leading voices and minds in fashion, non-fiction, photography and media via his clothing lines, New York Times top 10 selling books and his successful internationally syndicated radio shows Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx.

However, it is his musical pedigree, history and current musical projects that helped the collaboration with Schecter come to fruition. “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass,” states Sixx, “It was important to all of us to design a bass that would feel right as well as sound amazing in the hands of all players, not just me. Every detail about the new Schecter Sixx comes from all of our collective experiences – whether it’s my 30 years of playing live and recording or Schecter’s unprecedented standards for making quality instruments for players of all genres. Simply said, this bass rocks!”  Schecter’s Executive Vice President, Marc LaCorte adds, “I really felt as if we instantly gelled and were looking to accomplish the same goal with this project.  Above all, it was so refreshing to see an artist of Nikki’s stature be so involved and genuinely concerned about every detail in the creation of this instrument.”

Nikki Sixx has been known for years as a player stylized by his brashness and Schecter has taken it upon themselves to create this Nikki Sixx signature mode, aptly named the Schecter SixxNikki Sixx will be introducing the Schecter Sixx with an exclusive signing at the winter NAMM Conference in Anaheim, CA on January 26th from 3:00pm-4:00pm PST at the Schecter booth (Room 210-D). It can be maintained that The Schecter Sixx will reflect Nikki’s style, both visually and sonically, while being able to withstand the punishing rigors of the road from opening night to the end of tour closing set.  The Schecter Sixx bass will surely make a rumble through the industry and then resonate with players, retailers and consumers alike.

 

Nikki Sixx Biography

Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., two-time New York Times bestselling author with The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and internationally syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown. Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 80-million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out tours, Mötley Crüe’s sold out residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – a first for the hard rock genre – an award-winning Superbowl commercial for Kia, photographing a high fashion shoot for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement Alexa, and raising several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild in the Night charity for Covenant House California.

http://www.motley.com

http://sixxammusic.com/

www.sixxsense.com

www.facebook.com/nikkisixxofficial

@NikkiSixx

 

About Schecter Guitar Research:

As Schecter Guitar Research moves into its 37th year in business, they have solidified the elite status, as one of the world’s premier guitar companies.  Its continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players and diverse musical styles. Its core business practice offers high-quality instruments with professional components at an affordable price.  One of the company’s strongest assets is its growing roster of high-profile artists, including: Nikki Sixx, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, Prince, Stone Temple Pilots, Nevermore and Black Label Society.  For more information log onto: www.schecterguitars.com

THE SCHECTER SIXX:  NIKKI SIXX SIGNATURE BASS (Photos below)

Construction:                   Neck-Thru with Ultra Access

Body:                                     Mahogany

Neck:                                    5-ply Maple/Walnut

Scale:                                     34”

Fingerboard:                   Rosewood

Nut:                                     Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL 42mm

Frets:                                     24 X-Jumbo

Inlays:                                     Dots

Pickups:                   EMG P/J

Electronics:                   Vol/Vol/Tone/”Kill” Switch

Bridge:                                     Schecter Custom String Thru Body (or Top-Load)

Tuners:                   Grover

Hardware:                  Black Chrome

Colors:                                     Satin Black (SBK) or Vintage Sunburst (VSB)

Left-Hand Availability: Satin Black (SBK)

Case: SGR-21-NS

Lefty Case:                   See Website www.schecterguitars.com

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SUPERGROUPS AND SIDE PROJECTS

 

We all know and love the players in our favorite bands, but are you familiar with their “Supergroups” and or “Side Projects”? Let’s check out a few and maybe you’ll hear something new to love.

THE FIRM:

The Firm were a British rock supergroup comprising former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, ex-Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band drummer Chris Slade and bass player Tony Franklin. Page and Rodgers originally wanted former Yes drummer Bill Bruford and fretless bassist Pino Palladino in the group; however, Bruford was contracted to another label and Palladino had tour commitments with singer Paul Young. The Firm  released two albums: “The Firm” and “Mean Business”. Here are two of my favorite tracks:

“Radioactive”:

“Satisfaction Guaranteed”:

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION:

Nikki Sixx formed Brides of Destruction with L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, initially with the name Cockstar, after Mötley Crüe went on hiatus in 2001. Added to the lineup were Adema drummer Kris Kohls, L.A. Guns bassist Adam Hamilton, who played keyboard in the band, and singer London LeGrand. Hamilton was soon replaced by former Mötley Crüe singer and guitarist John Corabi while Guns left L.A. Guns to focus on the band. They briefly adopted the moniker Motordog before settling on Brides of Destruction[ before recording demos. By 2003, both Corabi and Kohls departed the band, with former Annetenna and Ednaswap Scot Coogan replacing Kohls. Personally Brides of Destruction released two records : “Here Come The Brides” , and “Runaway Brides”. I personally like the first release “Here Come The Brides” better than the second. This band came on strong and burned out fast but is still a great listen.

“Shut The Fuck Up”

“Revolution”:

 

REBEL MEETS REBEL:

Rebel Meets Rebel is a country metal album by David Allan Coe and Pantera members Dimebag Darrell, Rex Brown, and Vinnie Paul. The music was written and recorded by the band when the musicians had time aside from their other projects, including Pantera’s world tour supporting Reinventing the Steel.
The album was released on May 2, 2006, under Vinnie Paul’s own label Big Vin Records, posthumously after Dimebag Darrell’s murder in 2004.

I picked this album the day it came out unsure of what to expect. I have to admit, it was different and it grew on me. I can appreciate this kind of collaboration. I hope  that this is the first time some of you have heard this and you can grow to appreciate it as well.

“Get Outta My Life”:

“Heart Worn Highway”:

THEM CROOKED VULTURES:

Them Crooked Vultures is a rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles in 2009 by John Paul Jones (former member of Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and formerly of Nirvana), and Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age). The group also includes guitarist Alain Johannes during live performances. I had heard rumors of this project and was excited for it to come out. I t was what I expected and then some. Not a lot of people have caught the buzz of this band so I’m putting it in your ears.

“New Fang”:

“Scumbag Blues”:

Spacewalk: Salute to Ace Frehley

 

One of my favorite side project/tribute albums ever! I highly recommend you seek one of these out for yourself. A fitting tribute to ACE FREHLEY if ever I heard one.

1. Deuce – Marty Friedman
2. Shock Me – Gilby Clarke
3. Rip It Out – Scott Ian
4. Hard Luck Woman – Jeff Watson
5. Snowblind – Snake Sabo
6. Rock Bottom – Russ Parrish
7. Parasite – Traci Guns
8. Cold Gin – John Norum
9. New York Groove – Bruce Bouillet
10. Fractured Mirror – Dimebag Darrell

There are some special players on this record, see if you can pick ’em out!!!

Here’s a taste:

“Snowblind”:

“Rock Bottom” :

“Rip It Out”: