NIKKI SIXX On Keeping Fit On The Road: You Need To Stay Energized For Your Family

April 13, 2016

Scotty Mars of "The Scotty Mars Show", which airs on the Live 105 radio station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

Asked if it's hard for him to get some gym time in on a regular basis while he is promoting SIXX:A.M.'s upcoming double album, "Prayers For The Damned", Sixx said: "Well, I haven't… In this last two weeks, it's been all bread and coffee. [Laughs] I'm thoroughly exhausted, but, you know, if you wanna take your message to people, you can't always ask people to come to you. And we said, 'Let's get out and let's meet people and do interviews and do television and do photo shoots.' And it's exhausting. It's a lot. Some days, we're doing twenty-five [or] thirty-five interviews a day… you know, you multiply that by two weeks. We got to talk to a lot of people, but more importantly, we get to tell people what we're about to all their listeners or readers, etc. etc."

He continued: "It's hard when I'm on the road; I obviously don't have the same luxury I do at home where I can go to the gym five days a week. But I do make it part of my daily, you know, thing that I have to do. I need to stay fit, I need to stay energized, and it does fight off depression. You know, we get very lonely on the road — very lonely. I'm married. I have kids. I've got three dogs. I love my life. I'm monogamous. Obviously, my history is not that. But I'm not my history. And, you know, you need to stay energized for all that — for your family and for your wife and everything, so you have to stay positive in your head."

In addition to Nikki, SIXX:A.M. features guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael.

"Prayers For The Damned" will be released April 29 via Eleven Seven Music. The CD is available to pre-order via iTunes and all digital retailers.

MÖTLEY CRÜE's three final shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (on December 28, December 30 and December 31) were seen by 37,000 fans, generating $2.7 million in box office revenue and placing the trek at No. 2 on the weekly "Hot Tours" list of top-grossing tours.

MÖTLEY CRÜE's one-and-a-half-year "The Final Tour" saw the band perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing $100 million.

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