LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2013 – Tonight on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, national radio host and rock icon Nikki Sixx and co-host Kerri Kasem will debut a candid, six-part interview special with music legend Sir Paul McCartney entitled Sixx Days with Sir Paul McCartney. The former Beatle, who recently met and sat down for an exclusive chat with Sixx, will discuss the making of his forthcoming 24th solo album, NEW, including the songs “Early Days,” “Queenie Eye” and “Save Us”; why he loves and is terrified to be in the studio; being “Stella’s dad”; and much more.
Below is a highlight from the interview. To hear Sixx Days with Sir Paul McCartney, tune in to Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx all this week, October 7 - 11, at 7 p.m. local time. In addition, highlights from the interview will air on Monday, October 14, at 11 p.m. local time.
On the vulnerability of the song “Early Days”:
Sixx: “‘Early Days,’ my favorite song on the record, just jumped out. Gimme a little back story on that one. By the way, I wanted to say, your voice, it sounds very vulnerable. It’s almost like you were just sitting there telling a story. It was fascinating.”
McCartney: “Well, it’s interesting you should say that because that was when I started to work with Ethan Johns. …I came in with the song, which I had already written, and it’s basically a little acoustic thing and it’s me remembering, basically me and John when we were just two kids, before we’d started The Beatles, before we’d gotten on as song writers, so you know, I’m really going back to kind of very early days….So I just sat in the middle of the studio and sang it and he said ‘great.’ I said ‘ok, now let’s kind of look at the vocal, because it’s a little bit, you know,’ like you said, ‘vulnerable.’ I would have said dodgy, a little bit, maybe it’s not the greatest vocal. And he said, ‘no, no, no, you gotta leave it. That’s what’s good about it. It’s just you,’ and I said ‘I didn’t sing that word too well, you know I’m doing a falsetto, a bit croaky or something.’ And he said, ‘It’s ok man, that’s how this song has got to be sung’…thankfully I listened to him and thankfully you like it.”
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Pictured left to right in the attached photo: Paul McCartney, Kerri Kasem and Nikki Sixx
Image credit: ©2013 MPL Communications Ltd / Photographer: MJ Kim
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Each night on Sixx Sense, the international rock icon, founder/bassist/songwriter of the world-renowned band Mötley Crüe and chart-topping band Sixx:A.M. (Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael), two-time New York Times best-selling author, clothing designer, philanthropist and photographer Nikki Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Joined by co-host Kerri Kasem, Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as the duo welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life. All this and more are coupled with the radio station’s playlist.
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