MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx will step down as host of and end his nationally syndicated Premiere Networks/iHeartRadio rock radio programs “Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx”, “The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx” and “The Side Show Classic With Nikki Sixx” at the end of this year. His final broadcast will be December 31, 2017.
Launched at the beginning of 2010, his flagship radio program “Sixx Sense” quickly became the biggest syndicated rock show in America, distributed to more than a hundred and thirty stations nationwide and boasting nearly three million global weekly listeners. Sixx has welcomed an influential array of prominent musicians, celebrities, and noteworthy personalities as guests on the show. During his tenure as host he interviewed royalty such as Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Steven Tyler, METALLICA, Stevie Nicks and Dolly Parton, boxing champion Mike Tyson, director Cameron Crowe, celebrity health expert Dr. Oz, and many more. In addition, the program provided a unique platform for new music discovery with Sixx hand-selecting up-and-coming talent and introducing his audience to future superstars. Sixx launched trailblazing artists such as AWOLNATION, GRETA VAN FLEET and NOTHING MORE, among many more, by debuting their music on “Sixx Sense”.
Julie Talbott, president of Premiere Networks, stated: “When we first partnered with Nikki in 2010, we set out to create a unique program from the perspective of true rock star, and that’s exactly what we did. We’re proud of the work we did together to make ‘Sixx Sense’ one of the most widely syndicated rock radio programs in the country while establishing the ultimate platforms for rock music fans, as well as new and established artists. It’s been a pleasure working with Nikki, and we wish him all the best.”
“I grew up discovering music on the radio,” explains Sixx. “So to host my own show over the nearly eight years of ‘Sixx Sense’ was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians, and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss ‘Sixx Sense’.”
Sixx is stepping down from his hosting duties to focus on myriad new endeavors in 2018, including his blossoming photography career, television endeavors and the Broadway adaptation of his New York Times bestselling memoir “The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rockstar”.
Featuring music from SIXX:A.M.‘s “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack”, the first-ever soundtrack tied to a book release, Sixx has teamed up with former Live Nation chairman and “Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark Broadway” producer Michael Cohl to bring this compelling story of addiction and redemption to life on stage.