DJ Ashba Thinks Sixx:AM Is Over: “I Have No Intention of Doing Anything Further With It”
Hard rockers Sixx:AM did pretty damn well for themselves, all things considered. Five studio albums, several huge tours, worldwide renown, and a Billboard top ten cracker? That’s a solid life as a band, no matter how many times you slice it. But it’s now looking like Sixx:AM is calling it, as a new interview reveals that guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael have no intention of working on the project for the foreseeable future.
In a new interview with Antihero Magazine, Ashba said he didn’t think he wanted to make more music with the band, and that James Michael seems to be retiring for good:
“Sixx:A.M. has always been a labor of love. It’s weird with Sixx:A.M., we all three are currently still full-blown members and we are very proud of everything we’ve created. James has mentioned recently that he’s kind of retiring, kind of stepping away from music, which is sad to hear, but the guy has done so many great, great things in his career and the songs he has been a part of. He has a lot to be proud of.
“I have no intention of doing anything further with it. I think we’ve put a nice bookend to Sixx:A.M. with the greatest hits…I think we’re all pretty satisfied with what we’ve done with that.
We guess that leaves Nikki Sixx, and given that he’s pretty busy with Mötley Crüe right now and it would be an aggressive move to try and replace Ashba and Michael outright, we doubt the project has much more steam in it. Then again, never say never.
Anyway, this news is a bummer in part because the latest Sixx:AM track, “The First 21” off of last year’s HITS, is actually pretty solid, and won the heart of MetalSucks editor and avowed cock rock connoisseur Vince Neilstein. Check it out below:
Thanks for the heads up, Mark!