Nikki Sixx is best known as the bassist in Motley Crue. During his downtime, he formed a side project called Sixx A.M. The project has gone through its share of lineup changes but now he has pulled together an all star cast in support of National Recovery Month.
The lineup for the project includes Slipknot singer Corey Taylor, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot, country singer Brantley Gilbert, Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, rock band AWOLNATION and Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext.
The musicians did a remake of the Sixx A.M. song “Maybe It’s Time” which came out today. The song has a distinct southern rock vibe and is a sentimental ballad. The lyrics talk about getting through addiction and deciding it’s time to recover. Here’s an excerpt from the chorus.
“Maybe it's time to let the old ways die
Maybe it's time to let the old ways die
It takes a lot to change a man
Hell, it takes a lot to try
Maybe it's time to let the old ways die”
The song’s release is accompanied by a video that shows all the rock stars coming together for the project with tons of in-studio footage. In addition to the many musicians featured, the video also has footage of Sixx on bass and Sixx A.M guitarist DJ Ashba on guitar.
The song will come out just in time to support September’s National Recovery Month which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 30 with Sept 30 being National Recovery Day. All artist royalties will be donated to the Global Recovery Initiative Foundation with Better Noise Music matching each donation.
The initiative will also be supported by Live Nation,Ticketmaster, iHeart Pandora, Sirius XM Entercom and more. The song will also be appearing on the Better Noise Films release “Sno Babies” which is about teenage addiction. The movie will come out on VOD on Sept. 29 and Better Noise Film will also be donating a share of its profits to GRI.
Addiction is an issue that is very personal to Nikki Sixx. He struggled with drug abuse for years and even overdosed at one point causing his heart to stop. He was brought back to life and wrote the Motley Crue song “Kick Start My Heart” to chronicle that episode.
Here’s what they bassist had to say about his current project. "I am proud to bring together these artists to help raise funds for the Global Recovery Initiative Foundation. The opioid epidemic did not go away when the pandemic came along. Just the opposite... those in early recovery became even more at risk than before so it's more important now than ever to raise awareness and support them. I really believe that united we can make a difference and save lives."
Keep your ears out for the song and buy the music to support a great cause.