It looks as though Sixx: A.M. will make the proposed 2013 target date for their new album as bassist and band leader Nikki Sixx confirms that the band is at the stage of getting their album release details in order.

Sixx posted a pair of new Facebook entries, one focusing solely on Sixx: A.M.'s album progress and the other a more inspirational overall post on his recent creative burst.

In the Sixx: A.M. posting, the bassist speaks about the album's progress and his overall feel about the disc. It can be read here:

James [Michael] has been with DJ [Ashba] in Vegas recording guitars on the NEW Sixx:A.M. album. We have a little ways to go to finish off the whole album but were zeroing in on what the first single will be. Its not gonna be easy. I am so proud of this album from the ground up. These songs are very unique. James,DJ and myself feel we have topped ourselves but in the end you will be the ones who make that decision.

We have agreed on the album title and the artwork direction. Photo sessions, videos, going over album cover concepts and mapping out release dates are all hovering above our heads now ... The excitement is growing and things looks great for us to play live at some point.

As for his recent creative exploits, Sixx admits he's been riding a high all summer long. The bassist, who also has photography, writing, his radio show, an upcoming Broadway production and, of course, Motley Crue, as other creative outlets beyond Sixx: A.M., says that there's a secret to his success. In his posting he writes.

As an artist, I have really been riding a creative high lately. In the end I believe I was put on earth to create (anything and everything). I feel like I am in my zone lately. Its not easy to keep it up day after day, month after month and year after year but you soldier on. Eventually if you've fallen out of your groove you always find your way back home and if you focus hard enough on what you want to achieve, you will be even better at it than you were before. I see a lot of young artist's flame out so fast and I have to say the biggest secret to long term success (in any field) is to just keep doing it over and over and don't give up. Never quit. The crazy-makers and the naysayers will do there best to drag you down but only if YOU let them. 'Use them as motivation.'

So much exciting stuff coming up for Motley Crue, Sixx:A.M, Sixx Sense radio and the 'Heroin Diaries' Broadway play … Its all about forward progress and not perfection, just keep keeping on ... I like to use Facebook and other social media outlets to connect us on a more human level, share my feelings, thoughts and update you in real time on whats happening. I like how you all do the same with me. Yes I read as many posts as I can (time allowing) so thank you.

Sixx concludes his post with one platitude meant to inspire. It reads: "Positive think is the breeding ground for a positive life. Change your head and your life will follow."

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