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Ask any artist to reveal their most important ingredients for success, and you are guaranteed to find creative freedom near the top of the list. Thus it has proved for Sixx:A.M, a band comprised of Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael have formed a creative collective characterized by a free-spirited, artistically pure approach and genuinely diverse musical influences. That widewinged ... Read more in Amazon's Sixx: A.M. Store

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  • Audio CD (May 3, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eleven Seven Music
  • ASIN: B004N44SOI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba get together, something special happens. The last time the supergroup aligned as Sixx:A.M., their first album, 2007 s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack gave birth to the single, Life Is Beautiful, which became radio s most-played rock song of 2008. They joined the Crüe Fest tour and played for more than half a million rock fans with Michael at the mic, Dj on guitar and Sixx on bass. Recently, they rejoined to create This Is Gonna Hurt, their second album and the second soundtrack to a New York Times best selling book by Nikki Sixx. The 11-track companion CD hits stores May 3rd.

The idea for the album came one day when Michael stopped by Sixx s Funny Farm photo studio. The pair were looking through some of the bassist s recent pictures, which depicted people missing limbs, some who were incredibly overweight and prostitutes who all engage with Nikki for photographs included in the book THIS IS GONNA HURT. Michael and Ashba were struck by Sixx s ability to capture beauty in situations where society judges it as other than. It made them think about their own assumptions and feelings and as they do, the group got together and wrote and recorded songs about the experience.
Michael says, The way Nikki had set the surroundings, you realize the photo subject has such an incredible story to tell. It was very thoughtful and very beautiful and I believe he was taking a picture of the person inside, even though the outside was not what we re used to seeing and certainly didn t fit the average person s concept of what beautiful is. When I listen to the finished record, it s these images I see.

The title came quickly, Michael says of This Is Gonna Hurt. It just seemed so appropriate for what we were going to embark on. It was gonna hurt us to make this record and to discuss these topics. It was a painful experience but also something that ended up being pretty beautiful in the end.
Of course, this journey is one the band has embarked on before. When they made The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, they presented the horrors of addiction with the caveat that there was always hope. Their song Life Is Beautiful, with its infectious chorus and pleading melody, struck an immediate chord with thousands of people. Almost the minute it went to radio, we were getting Facebook and Myspace messages every single day saying, This song literally saved my life. Thank you so much, Michael says. Or posts like, My husband or my wife was a drug addict, and this song helped me through his or her addiction. To this day we get messages like that.
Other sources for inspiration on the record came from outside of the photography studio as well. The laidback, feel-good rocker It Sure Feels Right hit Nikki one day as he was driving in Los Angeles, the city he s lived his entire adult life in, and realizing that no matter how hard things get things always work out and how happy he is to live there. And the album s final song, Skin, came to Michael one night when he was playing the piano apart from the band. After working on This Is Gonna Hurt for eight months straight, he was overcome by the subject matter he d been singing about and was inspired to write a piano ballad just making sense of it all.
In the end, the group defied all odds and made a second record that built on the sound and positive message of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack not because the needed to, but because they wanted to.
I think this record ended up affecting all of us on a much deeper level than we thought it would. The album is about being honest with yourself. When you sit down and start really acknowledging who you are and how you behave towards other people and how you judge other people, it s gonna be painful. This is gonna hurt.

Customer Reviews

If you liked the heroine diaries you will like this album.
Thomas A. Nardone
The songs are well written, the lyrics deep and meaningful while also being twisted and dark, and the production is crisp and fresh.
Polar Bear
I've just given this album my first spin, and upon this initial listen I thouroughly enjoyed each and every track.
M. Milliman

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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Polar Bear on May 3, 2011
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This Is Gonna Hurt is the soundtrack to compliment the book by the same name released about a month ago. First and foremost, this is an AMAZING album. The songs are well written, the lyrics deep and meaningful while also being twisted and dark, and the production is crisp and fresh. Nikki Sixx is the driving creative force behind most of the music, and he dives deep into meandering emotions through epic melodies. The result is an intriguing mix of sounds and passions. Words that come to mind when listening are raw and powerful. His music captures all of his creative qualities: his love, rage, optimism, darkness, and determinism. The title track is a great way to start off the album and features some killer bass playing. "Lies of the Beautiful" has catchy riffs and amazing vocals, and tackles contradictions in society with Sixx urging listeners to look beneath the skin. "Live Forever" delivers with a sonic boom and features an incredible guitar solo. "Sure Feels Right" is a stunning change to the overall sound: the guitar and bass are soothing and the vocals entwine perfectly with the music. "Skin" shows Nikki's deeper side and is a statement about beauty without prejudice. There is not one filler song on the album, and listening closely to the music and lyrics will definitely make you react, which is what I think Nikki had in mind. Highly recommended!!!
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By L. Alberti on May 12, 2011
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I first met Nikki Sixx in 1984 at the Rainbow in L.A. and continued to run into him at various "hairmetal" haunts for years afterward. He was always pleasant, somewhat quiet and had a great sense of humor and he didn't seem to take himself too seriously. I read the Heroin Diaries and felt truly bad for him; For his pain, his isolation and his loneliness while surrounded by people who either used him or were too self absorbed to care. Fast forward to 2011 and This is Gonna Hurt. I LOVE this album, it is heart pounding, thought provoking and masterfully written (as all of his songs are). However, I hated the book of the same name. I found it to be self-absorbed, preachy and condescending. I HATE that I hated it. I wanted to like it, to be insired. I wanted to root for the Rocker that is Nikki Sixx, but I can't and I don't. I find it impossible to take advice on the drudgery and mundane day to day life from a person who could fly to Prague for a weekend, when the rest of us can barely afford to go to a movie. I absolutely despise Celebrity Soap-boxing; To have to endure the "hightened sense of well being" of people who have more than I will ever have and who use their own sense of power to enlighten the rest of us poor slobs who need rescuing from our own miserable existance. I don't need to be rescued by someone who, in an hour can make more than I make in a year. I understand that Nikki has come to terms with who he is and where he came from, but I don't understand how he expects others to relate to him when he continually talks about photographing the obscure, derelict people of this world with a $1500 camera.Read more ›
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. King on May 6, 2011
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It's amazing to me how these three guys get together and their music is so open minded and creative... I am sure there might be other out there that perhaps blow this away but have yet to be discovered.

I think this album is great from top to bottom. But not everyone is going to like it because they will not understand the concept behind SIXXAM the band nor their music... Inspired by things society scoffs at every single day as a collective... It's simple time to forget what we have been conditioned to feel, see and say and just do for oursevles... We can all find beautify in just about everyone and everything if we open our minds up to the reality of truth...
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"This Is Gonna Hurt" reminds me of " Queen II", in the way that i thought it was a better album than the first one. Every song, starting with the title track sounds like something I've not heard before. I've listened to this album for the last three weeks straight. My favorite songs right now are rockers, Live Forever, and Help is on the Way. But, there isn't one song that i skip over. Smile, and Skin are two slower tunes that really hit home hard. Sixx A.M. does not disappoint. Can't wait for the new album in October
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lantar on May 11, 2011
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I do not think this Sixx AM cd is better then the first, but, it is very close. This cd is really, really good. I like the concept of the cd. Nikki Sixx is a tremedous artist. These guys have magic together. If you you liked the first Sixx AM cd, you will like this one alot too. The last song on the cd, Skin, is an unbelievable song. Very emotional. The words are touching.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward P Guilherme on September 4, 2011
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Good songs & great production. Doesn't sound like Crue, which is not a bad thing. Great hooks, good vocals & very good guitar playing. Not too many good rock cd's these days, so give this one a try!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tlzombie on August 14, 2011
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Just downloaded this album and I have to say it is one of the best rock albums to come out in several years. Nikki Sixx is one of the greatest song writers in any genre of music, a true musical genius. Each song tells a story and it has everything you could want. You want a kick ass rock song? This Is Gonna Hurt takes care of that. Want a smooth cruisin song? Sure Feels Right's got you covered and if you want a heartfelt emotional song about the struggles of life? Skin is one of the best songs to come out in years. Cheers to Nikki and crew this just shows that The Heroin Diaries wasn't a fluke. Awesome album, you like rock, do yourself a favor and pick this album up.
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