Nikki Sixx yesterday announced he’s ending production of his nationally syndicated Premiere Networks/iHeartRadio rock radio shows: Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Classic with Nikki Sixx, effective December 31, 2017. Sixx will now focus on a bunch of new endeavors in 2018, including his burgeoning photography career and several television projects — he’s joined the Canadian talent show The Launch, where he will mentor unsigned talent alongside Boy George, Shania Twain, Fergie, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels and Jennifer Nettles. And then there’s the planned Broadway adaptation of Sixx’s 2007 New York Times bestselling memoir, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar.
Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, stated, “When we first partnered with Nikki in 2010, we set out to create a unique program from the perspective of true rock star, and that’s exactly what we did. We’re proud of the work we did together to make Sixx Sense one of the most-widely-syndicated Rock radio programs in the country, while establishing the ultimate platforms for rock music fans, as well as new and established artists. It’s been a pleasure working with Nikki, and we wish him all the best.”
Sixx commented, “I grew up discovering music on the radio, so to host my own show over the nearly eight years of Sixx Sense was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians, and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss Sixx Sense.”