Nikki Sixx Writing with Australian Band 5SOS

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Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx has confirmed via his Twitter account that he is working with the award-winning band, 5 Seconds of Summer. “Congrats @5sos on your award Nice Crüe shirt too. See yah next week for some lyric writing. @iHeartRadio #iHeartAwards,” he tweeted after the band’s iHeartRadio appearance. 5 Seconds of Summer have been quite busy in the recent months, collaborating with producer John Feldman, Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley, Simple Plan, and more.

The album, which as of yet has no title, is expected to have a 2015 release date and is the follow-up to their self-titled debut album. “We’ve written most of it, and we’re recording it now. We’ll release it when it’s right, whether it’s on the tour or at the end of the tour. New music will definitely be out this year,” Michael Clifford said in a recent interview. 5 Seconds of Summer formed in 2011 in Sydney, Australia and rose to international fame after touring with One Direction. Their 2014 self-titled debut album debuted at number one on Billboard 200, achieving the biggest first-week sales for a debut album by a group since Daughtry.

Sixx is currently on tour with Mötley Crüe, as they finish what will be their final tour as a band. In March of 2013, Sixx announced that the band would be retiring for good, with their final show being on December 31, 2015. While there has been speculation that the band’s retirement is due to guitarist Mick Mars’ health issues due to his ankylosing spondylitis, Mars has denied this. Mötley Crüe has sold over one hundred million albums and have been nominated for three Grammys, four American Music Awards (winning one), a MTV Video Music Award, and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Aside from touring with Mötley Crüe, Sixx is has been working with his other band Sixx A.M., comprising of Sixx, DJ Ashba, James Michael, and drummer Dustin Steinke. Since the band’s formation in 2007, they have released six albums, three of them being studio albums; their latest, Modern Vintage, was released last October.

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