Sixx:AM and former Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says he has unofficially retired from touring… not because he’s tired, but because he’s busy with other projects. He’s been writing music, recording with other artists, taking vocal, bass and guitar lessons… basically doing whatever interests him at the moment. And he’s also happy to be off the road and home with his wife and kids.
Royal Blood’s second album, “How Did We Get So Dark?”, has debuted atop the UK charts. The Official Charts Company reports the follow-up to the band’s smash 2014 self-titled debut enters the UK album chart at No. 1, finishing almost 22,000 in combined sales ahead of nearest rival Ed Sheeran.
Queen and Adam Lambert launched their first North American tour in three years in Phoenix. The band’s 25-song set at the city’s Gila River Arena opened with their 1977 classic, “We Will Rock You”, and played hits spanning their entire career, as well as solo tracks from guitarist Brian May and Adam Lambert. They play the ACC in Toronto July 18th.