The Gibson Blackbird was for all intents and purposes a standard Thunderbird bass, but with a satin black finish, Iron Crosses on the fretboard instead of dots, an Iron Cross behind the classic Thunderbird logo, and Nikki Sixx's 'opti-grab' (a metal loop installed behind the bridge for hooking the little finger onto while playing).
What also made this bass interesting was the lack of volume or tone controls, being replaced by a single on/off switch.
The group went on hiatus soon after before reuniting in 2004, during which Sixx declared himself sober. They entered the studio with producer Stevo Bruno to begin recording what would become Here Come the Brides.
Sixx was formerly married to "Playboy" playmates Brandi Brandt and Donna D'Errico. Before Bingham, he dated reality TV star Kat Von D.
There's no word on the actual wedding date for Sixx and Bingham.
After signing with Elektra Records they re-released the album.
staying in the charts for 114 weeks after its release.
while in 2010, Premiere Radio Networks launched nationally syndicated Rock/alternative music radio programs "Sixx Sense" and "The Side Show Countdown" with both based in Dallas, Texas and hosted by Sixx and co-hosted by Jenn Marino.