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Happy birthday, James Michael

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James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: MTV

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: MTV

Happy birthday, James Michael...
Born James Andrew Michael on September 26 1967 in Holland, Michigan, US, James Michael is a record producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, musician and vocalist. He currently sings in the band Sixx:A.M. (lineup: James Michael (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard, drum programming), DJ Ashba (lead guitar, backing vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass, backing vocals)).
When he was a teenager, he played in local rock bands like The Way We Dress and Night Shift.
He moved to Los Angeles in the late 80s.
As a record producer, songwriter and/or mixer/engineer, he has worked with several bands and artists such as Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Brides of Destruction, Sammy Hagar, Halestorm...
In 2000, his first album, Inhale, is released. On this album, he played all the instruments, except a few which were played by guest artists. He also wrote and mixed the whole album.
In 2007, he co-founded Sixx:A.M. with Nikki Sixx. The band released its debut album, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, the same year. The album is a concept album designed to be an accompaniment to Nikki Sixx's autobiography (co-written with Ian Gittens), The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.
He co-wrote and and mixed Mötley Crüe's album Saints Of Los Angeles (2008).
On May 7 2009, he released the song Los Angeloser (which was later given to Meat Loaf).
In 2011, Sixx:A.M. released its second album, This Is Gonna Hurt, accompanying Nikki Sixx's new book, also called This Is Gonna Hurt.
On October 7 2014, Sixx:A.M.'s third album, Modern Vintage, will be released.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to James Michael!

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: MTV

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: MTV

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: laviktora/deviantart

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. - credit: laviktora/deviantart

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, James Michael ...
Né James Andrew Michael le 26 septembre 1967 à Holland, Michigan, US, James Michael est un producteur, ingénieur, mixeur, auteur-compositeur, musicien et chnateur. Il est actuellement chanteur dans le groupe Sixx:A.M. (lineup : James Michael (chant, guitare rythmique, clavier, programation de la batterie (avec une boîte à rythmes)), DJ Ashba (guitare, choeur), Nikki Sixx (basse, choeur)).
Adolescent, il joue dans des groupes de rock locaux comme The Way We Dress et Night Shift.
Il déménage à Los Angeles à la fin des années 80.
En tant que producteur, auteur-compositeur et/ou mixeur/ingénieur, il travaille avec des nombreux groupes et artistes comme Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Brides of Destruction, Sammy Hagar, Halestorm...
En 2000, son premier album solo, Inhale, est publié. Sur cet album, il joue tous les instruments, sauf quelques un joués par des musiciens invités. Il écrit et mixe l'album complet.
En 2007, il cofonde Sixx:A.M. avec Nikki Sixx. Le groupe sort son premier album, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, la même année. L'album est un concept album conçu pour être un accompagnement pour l'autobiographie de Nikki Sixx (co-écrite avec Ian Gettins), The Heroin Diaries: Une année dans la vie d'une rock star brisée.
Il co-écrit et mixe l'album de Mötley Crüe Saint Of Los Angeles (2008).
Le 7 mai 2009, il sort la chanson Los Angeloser (qui est plus tard donnée à Meat Loaf).
En 2011, Sixx:A.M. sort son second album, this Is Gonna Hurt, accompagnant le nouveau livre de Nikki Sixx, aussi appelé This Is Gonna Hurt.
Le 7 octobre 2014, Sixx:A.M. sort son troisième album, Modern Vintage.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à James Michael !]

James Michael, Nikki Sixx and Dj Ashba, Sixx:A.M. (2012) - credit: MTV

James Michael, Nikki Sixx and Dj Ashba, Sixx:A.M. (2012) - credit: MTV

James Michael, Nikki Sixx and Dj Ashba, Sixx:A.M. (2011)

James Michael, Nikki Sixx and Dj Ashba, Sixx:A.M. (2011)

James Michael and Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M. - Cruefest, Sleep Train Amphitheather (2008) - credit: Vycki Voxx on flickr

James Michael and Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M. - Cruefest, Sleep Train Amphitheather (2008) - credit: Vycki Voxx on flickr

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. (2008) - Julee M and xiolablux on flickr

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. (2008) - Julee M and xiolablux on flickr

James Michael, vocalist for SixxA.M., performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael, vocalist for SixxA.M., performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael and Nikki Sixx, SixxA.M. - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael and Nikki Sixx, SixxA.M. - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael, vocalist for SixxA.M. (2008) - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael, vocalist for SixxA.M. (2008) - Photo by Kevin Borland/flickr

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. (Cruefest)

James Michael, Sixx:A.M. (Cruefest)

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