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When Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba get together, something special happens. The last time the super group aligned as Sixx:A.M., their first album, 2007’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack gave birth to the single, “Life Is Beautiful,” which became radio’s most-played rocksong of 2008. They joined the Crüe Fest tour and played for more than half a million rock fans with Michael at the mic, Dj on guitar and Sixx on bass. Recently, they rejoined to create This Is Gonna Hurt, their second album and the second soundtrack to a New York Times best selling book by Nikki Sixx. The 11-track companion CD hits stores May 3rd. Frontman James Michael is a producer, who has worked with artists ranging from Meat Loaf to Papa Roach to Alanis Morisette. Guitarist Dj Ashba is a composer and producer who has worked with Neil Diamond, Run-DMC, and Drowning Pool, among others, and who was also recently appointed lead guitarist in Guns N’ Roses. And then, of course, there’s Sixx—cofounder of the legendary Mötley Crüe, bestselling author, radio personality (www.SixxSense.com),photographer, clothing entrepreneur, and philanthropist, among many, many other things. What brought these three friends together again to make their second record, This Is Gonna Hurt (Eleven Seven Music, out May 3), is their friendship and a kindred spirit in the themes of Sixx’s latest NY Times Bestseller, also called THIS IS GONNA HURT, where he presents his photography in public for the first time.