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Hail to the Chief

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

nikkiupclose.jpgWell, Nikki Sixx is now president of a record label. Yesterday, Billboard magazine confirmed that Nikki - the once baddest boy of the them all - will lead Eleven Seven music. You might recall Eleven Seven is under the publicity banner of Tenth Street Entertainment. Look for all Tenth Street bands when Motley Crue announces their tour (Cruefest?) April 15.

The announcement (promotion?) leaves me 100 shades of confused. How can Nikki run a label while on tour with Motley? Forget tour - how can he finish The Dirt while running a label, building a clothing brand, cultivating new talent and scouting for employees? Clearly, Nikki has insider knowledge and industry experience which will help in his new job. He's still going to need a lot of patience and good time management skills.

I guess at this point Nikki is at a crossroads. He's always been willing to take musical risks - and now he's taking a major career turn. I wonder how much one person can manage? It's hard for me to work full time, maintain this website (plus write for several others) and maintain a home so the EPA doesn't come knocking. Of course, Nikki is rich and has help. He also - now more than ever - has an immense amount of power to shape Metal acts within the music community. I'm interested to see how Eleven Seven grows under Nikki's watch. If you're not familiar, Eleven Seven has a roster of these acts:

Buckcherry
Deborah Harry
Drowning Pool
Everclear
The Exies
Jonny Lives
Marion Raven
The New Cars
SIXX: AM
Trapt
Chosen Son

So, what do you think of President Nikki?

Reader Comments (11)

I want to vote for Nikki President!!! :D
He can do everything! He's God!! eheheh
Nikki I love youuu!!

*Rocket Queen*
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRocket Queen
How can Nikki run a label while on tour with Motley? And finish The Dirt? And build a clothing brand? And cultivate new talent? And scouting for employees? And spend time with his kids? AND bang Kat Von D?!! I say he dumps Kat, and all the rest will be manageable! haha

(p.s. On a serious note though...Nikki is an addict. When addicts stop doing the bad things ie. drugs and drinking, they have to find another outlet...in some cases it's sex, and in other cases it's work. I lived in L.A. for many years and knew many, many addicts and they're all the same. Once one addiction is gone...they have to replace it with another.)
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
*meant to say scout, not scouting*
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
He doesn't like taking life easy, does he? Still, good on him, it will be interesting to see how this goes.
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Seems like Nikki is trying to keep himself busy with different projects and thats great..I love Nikki..One of the best song writers in the business..Can't wait for the new album..Thanks for the great article allyson and hope youre having a great weekend =)
April 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Has Nikki talked to Gene Simmons lately?

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
http://hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com/
April 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
Nikki is amazing. President Nikki Sixx 09!!!
April 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJess
Chosen Son is a great band out of Baltimore that has band members from the old ealy 90's rock band Child's Play (who ere awesome!). Jonn Allen the drummer of Child's Play is the lead singer of Chosen son and Nicky Kay was the leag guitarist in Child's Play is the lead guitarist in Chosen Son. Check them out here:
http://www. myspace. com/chosensonmusic
April 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Good for Nikki - he can do no wrong these days - its amazing what a clear head can do for you.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Hail to the chief of RockNroll!!! I couldn't think of a hotter - I mean better president!!! Go Nikki!!

H
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHollpass
Ick. KAt Von D Hole?! Sixx is officially a loser
May 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjack

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