(March 16, 2015 – New York, NY) – VH1 Classic presents “ROCK ICONS” an original docu-series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music. VH1 Classic will run their episode centering around Nikki Sixx on Saturday, March 28th at 10pm EST/PST.image

VH1 Classic describes the episode… Nikki Sixx- The Architect: The sordid life of Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is well-known, thanks to headlines on MTV News and the lurid smash autobiographies The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries. VH1’s “Rock Icons” doesn’t add to the effluent, instead, when we chat with Nikki in his L.A. radio studio, the focus is placed squarely on a different story of Mr. Sixx – that of the musical architect, provocative artist and tireless visionary. Sixx’s contemporaries – including Mötley Crüe singer, Vince Neil and Sixx:A.M. singer & producer James Michael – are speaking about their work with him in the upcoming episode.

“ROCK ICONS” is 10 groundbreaking 30-minute episodes that go past the veil of mystery and beyond the velvet ropes with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who these rock stars really are, and the road that lead them to their iconic status today. Each episode is jam-packed with exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage with featured artists and key people who helped shape their exemplary careers. Produced by Banger Films, “ROCK ICONS” brings together elements of celebrated shows such as Classic Albums, Biography, Iconoclasts, and Banger’s own hit show Metal Evolution. “ROCK ICONS” celebrates the innovative artists who defined the history of rock music. For more info on the series visit:

Mötley Crüe: Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows. In January 2014 the band announced their FINAL TOUR, presented by Dodge in 2014 and produced by Live Nation throughout which will run through New Year’s Eve 2015 and span major cities across the globe. They also announced their bestselling biography, THE DIRT being made into a movie directed by Jeff Tremaine.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.The channel features the gods of rock- from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution,” an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.
Founded in 2004, Banger Films is a multi-award winning production company specializing in feature-length and TV documentaries and live concert filming. Banger’s catalogue includes the groundbreaking documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey {2006 SXSW Audience choice Award Winner} Iron Maiden: Flight 666 {Winner of 2010 SXSW Audience Choice Award}, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage {Grammy-nominated 2011}, the smash-hit series Metal Evolution {2011}, and the doc-opera Super Duper Alice Cooper {2014}.