Nikki Sixx

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Things Your Local Band Should Know About Opening for National Acts

    By Chris Lane Your band has been playing shows for a while and seems to be getting popular. Perhaps you're still just rising stars on the hometown circuit or have hit the road a few times to try your luck at touring. Eventually, the day comes when you get a dream gig opening up for a big national a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Mötley Crüe Bids Farewell to a Packed House at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    My love affair with Nikki Sixx began in 1985. I was a nine-year-old Catholic schoolgirl -- plaid jumper, Barbie lunchbox, Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper -- and he was the bad boy rocker with jet black hair and a penchant for setting himself on fire. It was an unlikely match, one sparked by my mom's odd w ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in November 2013

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Six Terribly Upsetting (and Erotic) Musical Fan-Fiction Stories

    Last week at my warehouse job, I sat in a forklift and lifted a wooden pallet to prepare for shipping. As the dust particles scattered from the machine's exhaust, a thought settled into my brain that I could not rid myself of: "Gavin Rossdale fan fiction."

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    October 28, 2013

    Lou Reed's Influence: Local and National Musicians Reflect

    October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Kiss and Mötley Crüe at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre: Review and Photos

    When you open for Kiss you have to put on a hell of a show, and Mötley Crüe delivered. From the displays camaraderie to the set list full of hair metal hits, Crüe brings brotherhood onstage and encourages it amongst the audience. With four-way fist bumps and sly "we got this" smiles, Crüe really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Best Super Bowl Commercials by the Music

    The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. ​Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners. Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The Motley Crue, Poison and, Yes, New York Dolls Tour Apparently Coming to St. Louis

    ​Late last night, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and David Johansen jointly announced that Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls are launching a 2011 summer tour. (Video of this below.) This trek is reportedly stopping at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights on June 22, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Rockin' People's Faces Too Hard? Get Help from Judge Nothing's Drummer!

    BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS1) Ever wake up drenched with vomit, in a trashed hotel suite, spooning a prostitute? 2) Suffering from aches and pains associated with guitar solo splits; bar fights; jail hangovers; and/or coke orgies?3) Has sunlight become an abstraction?4) Do you play the guitar?www.rosewoodc ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008
  • Music

    January 19, 2005

    Back to the Future

    We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity

  • Music

    January 12, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Mapping out the trends of 2005

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Too Hot for Love

    The Donnas put a new spin on the old sex-and-excess glam formula -- and out-Crüe the Crüe in the process

  • Music

    January 15, 2003

    Chin Music

    Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote

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    March 13, 2002

    Todd Snider

    Friday, March 15; Off Broadway

  • Film

    April 4, 2001

    A Kinder, Gentler Dope Fiend

    In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm

  • Music

    August 16, 2000

    Mötley Crüe

    Wednesday, Aug. 23; Riverport