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Life is Beautiful

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:12AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments16 Comments

heroindiaries.jpgToday, 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.

Reader Comments (16)

Lol wow.. this is like your Christmas!
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
So, what did you think of the song? I checked it out on myspace the other day. I didn't have high expectations (as I'm sure you'd expect) and it was pretty much right where I expected. I think Nikki Sixx has been a spotty songwriter for the last 25 years (Dr. Feelgood and the self-titled MC album are arguably exceptions) and this is pretty average fare for him. Not awful, but also not all that interesting.
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I think the song is pretty good. I'm lookin' forward to hearing more!
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Video is up! I like the new tune. It has that same bass feel (well duh) as Motley Crue, but a more modern guitar and vocal approach. Sounds good! I hope that video makes it to VH1/MTV. I would like to see that on a bigger screen.
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
say WHAT ? Dr Feelgood has some great songs, but really isn't a better album than Girls, girls, girls ( 2 killer songs, rest is filler, just better produced and promoted ). Theatre of Pain is crap, one good song, but the first two albums are awesome, Shout at the Devil is by far their best.

The self titled album was awesome, but I wonder how much Corabi had to do with that ?
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Christian,

Shout at the Devil is my all time favorite album. Shout and Theatre of Pain feature some of the best writing by a Metal band - PEROID. Dr. Feelgood has great songs, too. Perhaps Bob Rock's finest hour as a producer?

MC94 is another of my all time favorite albums, which Corabi added to on so many levels.

As I'm sure you know, Motley Crue is huge for me. I guess I was expecting a little more when it came to SIXX: AM


--Allyson
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I was commenting on the guy who said that Sixx is not a good writer except for Dr Feelgood and MC. I saw them live in Melbourne, and it was awesome. Saw them supporting Aerosmith in San Fran, it wasn't so good, mostly because they didn't play so many old songs. I wore out three tapes of the first album in the mid 80s.

I'm surprised you think that about Theatre, even the band admit that it was their low point. I wake up to Shout/Theatre every day, and a few Theatre songs have grown on me ( hearing Louder than hell live probably helped ), but Shout is still my favourite, and Theatre is still second last on my list, after Generation Swine. Although, Home sweet home is still a great song.

To each his own, obviously, but I was just surprised that someone thought that Dr Feelgood ( which is patchy at best, although it has a few killer songs on it ) was a high point of Nikki's writing.
May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Christian,

I know you were responding to Bob, but I thought I'd add more of my opinions since we are talking Motley!

I meant to write Too Fast for Love ...but I copied TOP since you were talking about. A phenomenon called queing.
Yes, I agree the Theatre is the weakest of the classic Motley era. You've got to forgive the glam mistress. Writing copy for 15 hours a day starts messing with your mind - and eyes!

By the way, my favorite song on Too Fast for Love is Merry Go Round.

--Allyson

May 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
*grin* OK, that makes more sense. Dunno what my fave would be from that album, but I do like the longer title track that comes on the newer versions of the CD.

I know what you mean, I write code for about 15 hours a day, and it all looks the same by the time I go to bed....
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Christian, I made a math mistake when I said that, because I inteneded to imply that the songwriting was spotty AFTER Shout at the Devil (which is almost certainly the high point for 80s glam). Too Fast for Love is nearly as good. After that, MC didn't do anything important with only a few decent moments (my references to the DF and MC albums). I know that doesn't address all of your concerns (I still think Girls Girls Girls is a complete disaster), but I realized that I misrepresented my opinion in my comment above. I know I share very few opinions in common with most readers of this blog, but the quality of Shout at the Devil is certainly an opinion I think we all share.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I still want my money back for when I bought "Girls. girls, girls" the day it came out. They gave all this crap about it being a return to the first two albums. It ended being a complete stinker. Fortunately I was able to trade it to some guy for WASP's last command and a Dio button.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Sounds like we *do* agree. Girls has an amazing song ( wild side ) a reasonable song ( title track ) and the rest is crap. TOP is even worse. Dr Feelgood has 3 good songs ( title, Kickstart and She Goes Down ), and the rest is saved by good production. I *love* Motley, but they are mostly a singles band, for me at least.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Christian, I agree that they are a singles band. The first two albums do have better album tracks though. Shout at the Devil could have had maybe five hit singles if it had come out a year or two later. I probably like more of Dr Feelgood than you do, but it still doesn't hold a candle to Shout.
May 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I love the song. Hate emo though. now that i seen it compared to emo i don't know it will ever sound the same again. just think....he could have tried to be way different and made a country album or something.
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
I love the song i hnope it get s played all the time
April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAC
its not emo its rock
April 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAC

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