Slash, Joe Elliott & Nikki Sixx releases drug awareness song 'Maybe It's Time'

New 24/08/2020

GNR's Slash and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott are among the artists on the new Sixx:A.M. (a hard rock band formed by Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe) track titled 'Maybe It's Time'.

The new track aims to raise awareness around the world's opioid crisis via the help from Global Recovery Initiative.

Appearing on an upcoming movie, Sno Babies, where the film explores the "grim realities of teenage addiction and its effects on a middle-class suburban town." Both releases are due to be released on International Overdose Awareness Day this 31st August and International Recovery Day on 30th September.

"Maybe It's Time" first appeared on the 2016 album Prayers for the Blessed, Vol. 2 by Sixx:A.M.

You can listen to the new rendition below.

"I am proud to bring together these artists to help raise funds for the Global Recovery Initiative Foundation," overdose survivor Sixx said in a statement. "The opioid epidemic did not go away when the pandemic came along. Just the opposite ... those in early recovery became even more at risk than before so it's more important now than ever to raise awareness and support them. I really believe that united we can make a difference and save lives."

Elliot said that Sixx had rung him asking if he was able to sing on the song. "After hearing the track for the first time in a while, I was reminded how good it is, so I was in! It felt right, all around, giving back to the much-needed Global Recovery Initiative."

You can also stream or download the song here.

A commenter had also posted the timestamps for anyone who's curious to see the cameos of each featured artist. You can see the timestamps below:

  • 0:22 James Michael (singer, Sixx AM)
  • 0:30 Nikki Sixx (bassist, Motley Crue; Sixx AM)
  • 0:33 Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • 0:47 DJ Ashba (guitarist, Sixx AM)
  • 1:24 Brantley Gilbert (singer, country)
  • 1:39 Joe Elliot (singer, Def Leppard)
  • 1:51 Corey Taylor (singer, Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  • 2:44 Slash (not in video, guitarist, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver)
  • 3:05 Tommy Vext (singer, Bad Wolves)