Today, Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael will premiere the video for the first single from the Heroin Diaries soundtrack. They are known collectively as SIXX: A.M.
"Life is Beautiful" is posted on the Myspace pages of Nikki Sixx and the Heroin Diaries. So far, the song has been played nearly 400,000 times.
The Heroin Diaries soundtrack will be released on August 21 and the book to follow on September 25 (both are available for pre-order on www.amazon.com).
The video is set to premiere sometime today on www.ugo.com. As soon as this happens, I'll repost the video here and write a review.
The video for "Life is Beautiful" finally posted around 4 E.S.T., and smack-dab in the middle of the my show deadlines.
I watched the clip one time really quickly at work, and gave a better look just a moment ago.
Sadly, I don't like the video.
I would repost "Life is Beautiful" here, but www.ugo.com is a very non-user friendly site, so here's the link:
The entire video looks like The Heroin Diaries cover (pictured left). This drives me nuts because I hate videos/movies/television programs where you can't see the person performing.
Moreover, the song sounds annoying while watching the video.
The more times I watch the video, the less I like "Life is Beautiful." At first I thought I liked the track, but now, not so much.
To me, "Life is Beautiful" is 100% nu-metal and my beloved Nikki following a trend. Dare I say this first single from the Heroin Diaries teeters on the edge of...emo?!?
While I don't expect SIXX: A.M. to sound completely like Motley Crue, it wouldn't hurt to at least sound 10% like the Crue. After all, Nikki Sixx is Motley Crue.
I waited all day for this video premiere. Like Hard Rock Hideout, I hope the clip gets a little airplay on MTV or VH1, but I'm not holding my breath.
Oh, Nikki where did you go so wrong?