to new bands that are keeping our niche of music alive, and even though this is a new band, it has an old metal hand driving the reigns. Six AM is Nikki Sixx's new band, and I've been hearing alot of their hit single, Life Is Beautiful, here on the local rock station. The band is fronted by musician and producer James Michael, and it is through his rythym guitar and vocals that the band steers their music. A drummer isn't listed (I don't know if they use a session drummer, or have signed someone on full time) and the other member of the band is AJ Absha on guitar. Life Is Beautiful has made a strong showing on the US rock charts, climbing all the way to #2. I would love to see Motley Crue at this year's Rocklahoma, but if they can't make it Sixx AM would be a great stand in. Check these guys (and their debut album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack) out today Angels if you happen to get the chance.