DJ Ashba – No intention of doing anything else with Sixx : AM
Sixx:AM released a hit album, literally titled Shots, last October, but the chances of the band adding to their legacy seem increasingly dim. In a recent interview with Antihero Magazine, guitarist DJ Ashba shared his belief that the band’s work is done.
“Sixx: AM has always been a labor of love. It’s weird with Sixx: AM, all three of us are currently still full members and we’re very proud of everything we’ve created. james [Michael] mentioned recently that he’s sort of retiring, walking away from music which is sad to hear but the guy has done so many great things in his career and in the songs he’s made part. He has much to be proud of,” Ashba explained.
He went on to add, “Now, that being said, the three of us could call each other up anytime and say, ‘Hey, let’s tour again. Let’s write a new song. That’s how we are. We don’t never plan anything. So I would say, never say never, but I don’t plan on doing anything else with it. I think we put a nice bookend on Sixx:AM with the greatest hits and if anything else were to happen so be it, but I think we’re all pretty happy with what we’ve done with that.”
Ashba’s sentiments seemed to echo those of singer James Michael, who suggested last October: “When we sat down and started making these recordings [for Hits], it was pretty much, in our mind, ‘Okay, that’s a nice way to kind of wrap up the whole work of Sixx:AM.’ So, we considered it “This is the end, at least for now”. Michael also said at the time that there were no plans to tour in support of the band. Shots collection.
Sixx:AM hit the scene in 2007 with Nikki Sixx recruiting Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba to help her record a corresponding soundtrack for her memoir. heroin diaries. Four years later, the trio reunited to create the music for Sixx’s It will hurt delivered. The group then followed with 2014 Modern Vintage album, and 2016 Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1 and Prayers for the Blessed, Vol. 2.
Ashba has recently leaned into guitar-focused dance music, most recently delivering a new take on the Italian folk classic “Bella Ciao.”