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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx married 28-year-old model Courtney Bingham on Saturday, March 15 at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

According the People.com, peacocks greeted the 130 guests at the ceremony, which which had a gothic rock meets French countryside theme. Sixx sported his trademark bandana, jewelry and Converse sneakers with a slightly more traditional tuxedo suit and tie.

Check out video footage of the wedding below (courtesy of “Entertainment Tonight”).

Asked if the couple have decided on the theme for their wedding, Bingham told PopStop TV last fall: “It’s gonna be traditional. It’s gonna be in town. But I’m very inspired by everything Parisian. So that’s kind of not super theme-y. But that’s the idea.”

Bingham celebrated her 27th birthday by performing a striptease to the MÖTLEY CRÜE song “Girls, Girls, Girls” during the band’s September 6, 2012 concert at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson, Michigan.

Sixx and Bingham had been dating since 2010, shortly after the breakup of his relationship with tattoo artist Kat Von D.

Sixx, 55, was married twice before, to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and actress Donna D’Errico, and has five children.

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Chicago-based rock outfit THE LAST VEGAS will release its fifth studio album, “Sweet Salvation”, on May 12 in Europe and May 13 in North America via The ILS Group. The follow-up to 2012’s “Bad Decisions” was recorded at the end of 2013 in Los Angeles, California by renowned producer and engineer Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA).

“Sweet Salvation” track listing:

01. Touch The Sky
02. Come With Me
03. Invicible Summer
04. Lucky 13
05. Miss You
06. Face In The Crowd
07. You & Me (You Never Know)
08. Death Style
09. Sweet Salvation

Check out the video for lead single “Come With Me” below and grab a free download of the track here.

THE LAST VEGAS will embark on a 23-date European tour on May 15. The band will be visiting U.K., Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium through June in support of the new album.

Formed in 2005, THE LAST VEGAS cut its teeth relentlessly playing in support of two independent releases. In 2009, the band burst on to the national scene when MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx saw them play live in Los Angeles and subsequently co-produced their third album, “Whatever Gets You Off”. More touring followed, including a stint opening MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “Saints Of Los Angeles” tour.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx is tying the knot with fiancée Courtney Bingham this weekend (March 15), and she invited ETonline.com along to her fitting at her aunt’s Northern California bridal boutique. Watch the video below to see Courtney‘s design ideas for her stunning dress.

Asked if the couple have decided on the theme for their wedding, Bingham told PopStop TV last fall: “It’s gonna be traditional. It’s gonna be in town. But I’m very inspired by everything Parisian. So that’s kind of not super theme-y. But that’s the idea.”

Bingham celebrated her 27th birthday by performing a striptease to the MÖTLEY CRÜE song “Girls, Girls, Girls” during the band’s September 6, 2012 concert at DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson, Michigan.

Sixx and Bingham have been dating since 2010, shortly after the breakup of his relationship with tattoo artist Kat Von D.

Sixx, 55, has been married twice, to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and actress Donna D’Errico, and has five children.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its “Final Tour” later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal “cessation of touring” agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.

No mention was made of whether the CRÜE will record a new album to go along with the tour, although the group hinted at the possibility.

During an appearance on the March 3 edition of Eddie Trunk‘s show “Trunk Nation” on SiriusXM‘s Hair Nation, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars revealed: “I just wrote a new song with Nikki [Sixx, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist], and we’re gonna be finishing it up, like, within the next couple of months. There’ll be a new single [released in time for the upcoming tour].”

Sixx in January said that that it’s unlikely that the band will release another full-length album of new material and will instead make select tracks available via special projects in order to maximize their impact.

“My take on it right now and the way that things work is very much reverted back to the ’60s where people buy singles,” Mars told Trunk. “I don’t want an album full of fillers. And that’s why I said I would release [a solo] EP or singles.”

Sixx told the Rapid City, South Dakota radio station 95.1 KSKY: “We have music written, [but] it’s not put together yet.” He added: “It’s hard, to be honest with you, to spend six [or] nine months to write eleven songs — all those lyrics… everything… the vocals, the guitars, the bass, the sonics, the mixing, the mastering, the artwork… You put it out and nothing [happens], because now people cherry-pick songs. So we go, ‘Why don’t we write songs and find vehicles to get one, two or four songs to ten million people rather than eleven songs to a hundred thousand people. That’s how we’re thinking. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong, but that’s how we’re thinking.”

MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2012 released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”. The song was recorded at MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee‘s studio called The Atrium in Calabasas, California.

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VH1 Classic‘s syndicated radio show “On Tap With Nik Carter” (web site) conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars earlier in the week. The full chat will air later in the month.

A clip from the interview in which Mars reveals which actor he’d like to see portray him in the long-awaited film adaptation of the band’s biography “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, can be seen below.

MÖTLEY CRÜE has tapped “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine to helm the film adaptation of “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.

According to Deadline.com, the “Dirt” will be produced by LBI Entertainment‘s Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn, along with 10th Street Entertainment and Erik Olsen. Amanda Adelson is co-producing. Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) took care of the script.

It was reported in 2008 that MÖTLEY CRÜE was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make the “The Dirt” movie.

A deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but had since gone nowhere. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was “a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip…They are not the right partner.”

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Rock band SIXX: A.M. — which consists of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — is continuing work on material for its third album, tentatively due early next year.

In a brand new interview with Revolver magazine, Sixx — who has just embarked on a twelve-show residency with MÖTLEY CRÜE at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas — spoke about how the new CD is different about its predecessors. “When we did [our 2007 debut] ‘The Heroin Diaries’, it was the soundtrack to a book,” he said. “And when we did ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’, there was a lot of inspiration that drew from the photography in my book ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ as well as the bandmembers’ personal experiences and how they related not only to the characters in the book, but what they’d gone through growing up. Without meaning to, it hinted at this whole concept of bullying. If you’re different than other people you’re made fun of and you’re made to believe you’ll never achieve your dreams. Loosely, that’s what ‘This is Gonna Hurt’ was about. We feel like between ‘The Heroin Diaries’ and ‘This is Gonna Hurt’, we’ve exposed a lot of wounds and we’ve talked about how to recover from them, but we haven’t had a chance to really celebrate. I think this album is a celebration.”

Asked if SIXX: A.M. took a different approach to writing the songs this time around, Sixx said: “We put a lot fewer restrictions on ourselves. We went into genres that you wouldn’t expect us to possibly be influenced by, but unless you know the bandmembers, you don’t know that there are all kinds of influences, especially from the ’70s and some of the great bands that came out of that era. So when we started writing, it was almost ridiculous. The songs were so left of center that you’re like, ‘These could never be on a record.’ We were creating something so different, and once we got the songs written, people said, ‘God, it reminds me of QUEEN‘s ‘Night At The Opera’ at times. It reminds me of EDGAR WINTER GROUP ‘Free Ride’ and these amazing things off of ‘They Only Come Out At Night’. There was still the drama and the texture that SIXX: A.M. brings, but there was this celebration happening. Then as we started layering in the guitars, bass, drums and vocals, you started to go, ‘Wow, this is a SIXX: A.M. album!’ But it started out as not.”

Sixx also spoke about whether he is concerned that the musical diversions won’t appeal to fans of the first two SIXX: A.M. albums.

“I think SIXX: A.M. fans are going to love this record and I think new people will come in and be really surprised by it and become fans as well,” he said. “I don’t think our first two records sound like the same type of record, but I do think there’s a sound with the band and I think we’re going to continue on that tradition.”

SIXX: A.M., made a rare appearance — its first in four years — on April 11, 2012 at Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

As each band member has been kept busy with their other careers — Sixx is also the bassist for MÖTLEY CRÜE and a syndicated radio host; Ashba is currently touring with GUNS N’ ROSES; James Michael is a famed rock producer who is currently working on new records for PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM and others — this marked the band’s first chance to perform in support of their current album, “This Is Gonna Hurt”, which supplied the #1 rock anthem “Lies Of The Beautiful People”.

“7”, the latest EP from SIXX: A.M., came out in December 2011 and sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort contained acoustic versions of songs from the group’s first two albums — 2007’s “The Heroin Diaries” soundtrack and 2011’s “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

Released on May 3, 2011, SIXX: A.M.‘s sophomore album, “This Is Gonna Hurt” is a companion piece to Sixx‘s “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” book, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, “The Heroin Diaries”.

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KISS frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed via Twitter that his much-anticipated autobiography will be released next spring.

During an appearance on the “Sixx Sense” radio show hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx last November, Stanley, 61, was asked if he has read some of the other rock and roll autobiographies out there and whether he has plans to write a book of his own.

“This will come back to haunt me, because, of course, mine is in the works,” Stanley said.

“Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself,” he continued. “I mean, George Orwell said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction. How objective can you be when you are writing about yourself.

“I’ve seen people around me write books and somehow they’re always in the center of everything that happened, they were the one who made it happen. There’s been a lot of those books that didn’t really interest me much. I thought Duff‘s [McKagan] book was great. I think a book that just says, ‘Gee, aren’t I the greatest thing?’ And ‘I was smarter than everyone else.’…”

Asked how his book will be different from the other rock and roll autobiographies and whether his book will be “a history lesson in music,” Stanley said, “Well, everybody will tell you the same thing: ‘Well, my book is brutally honest.’ It’s a history lesson in music, but it’s also a history lesson in somebody taking themselves and making themselves into something they weren’t — taking a not-so-great deck of cards and winning at poker. So it’s good. I think it’s terrific. Especially, it’s funny, at this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books. It’s kind of like, ‘OK, have you all said your piece? OK? Now let me tell you what happened.'”

In a 2007 interview with Australia’s TheAge.com.au, Stanley stated about the prospect of writing an autobiography, “Show me anyone who writes about themselves and doesn’t find themselves in the center of the universe? I have seen other people’s autobiographies and I had some questions about those.

“Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me … it takes you away from real life. It’s a waste and I don’t find a need to sing my own praises.”

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss‘ memoir, “Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss”, landed at position No. 7 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-sellers list. The book arrived last October via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner.

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley‘s book, “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, debuted on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list at No. 10. The book, which was described as a look back at Ace‘s “life of sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” arrived on November 1, 2011 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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Sara Meek of In The Now Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Stevie Dacanay of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY on September 14 at the Aftershock festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Aside from playing guitar in BUCKCHERRY, Dacanay is a serious photographer who’s been chronicling his travels and life on the road.

In a 2011 interview with Flush The Fashion, Stevie stated about his work as a photographer, “I’ve always been a fan, and a fan of most art forms. but I didn’t start shooting and dedicating gross amounts of time until a tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE a few years ago. I have Nikki Sixx and my singer Josh [Todd] to thank for that. They were both highly encouraging and helpful when I started getting serious. Actually, Sixx still is. Then, like any good drug addict, I went off the deep end, started isolating, obsessing. It was all-consuming.”

BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, “Confessions”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by guitarist Keith Nelson and Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE) and features eclectic CD artwork by graffiti artist Ewok.

The band’s previous CD, “All Night Long”, opened with around 28,000 units in August 2010 to debut at No. 10.

BUCKCHERRY‘s fourth studio effort, titled “Black Butterfly”, premiered with around 47,000 copies back in September 2008 to enter the chart at No. 8.

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Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist Stevie Dacanay of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY on September 14 at the Aftershock festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Aside from playing guitar in BUCKCHERRY, Dacanay is a serious photographer who’s been chronicling his travels and life on the road.

In a 2011 interview with Flush The Fashion, Stevie stated about his work as a photographer, “I’ve always been a fan, and a fan of most art forms. but I didn’t start shooting and dedicating gross amounts of time until a tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE a few years ago. I have Nikki Sixx and my singer Josh [Todd] to thank for that. They were both highly encouraging and helpful when I started getting serious. Actually, Sixx still is. Then, like any good drug addict, I went off the deep end, started isolating, obsessing. It was all-consuming.”

BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, “Confessions”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by guitarist Keith Nelson and Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE) and features eclectic CD artwork by graffiti artist Ewok.

The band’s previous CD, “All Night Long”, opened with around 28,000 units in August 2010 to debut at No. 10.

BUCKCHERRY‘s fourth studio effort, titled “Black Butterfly”, premiered with around 47,000 copies back in September 2008 to enter the chart at No. 8.

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Music Junkie Press conducted an interview with guitarist Stevie Dacanay of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY on September 14 at the Aftershock festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Aside from playing guitar in BUCKCHERRY, Dacanay is a serious photographer who’s been chronicling his travels and life on the road.

In a 2011 interview with Flush The Fashion, Stevie stated about his work as a photographer, “I’ve always been a fan, and a fan of most art forms. but I didn’t start shooting and dedicating gross amounts of time until a tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE a few years ago. I have Nikki Sixx and my singer Josh [Todd] to thank for that. They were both highly encouraging and helpful when I started getting serious. Actually, Sixx still is. Then, like any good drug addict, I went off the deep end, started isolating, obsessing. It was all-consuming.”

BUCKCHERRY‘s sixth studio album, “Confessions”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by guitarist Keith Nelson and Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE) and features eclectic CD artwork by graffiti artist Ewok.

The band’s previous CD, “All Night Long”, opened with around 28,000 units in August 2010 to debut at No. 10.

BUCKCHERRY‘s fourth studio effort, titled “Black Butterfly”, premiered with around 47,000 copies back in September 2008 to enter the chart at No. 8.

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