Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx discuss Tommy Henriksen’s Crossbone Skully

Crossbone Skully is a new multi-dimensional project featuring several Heavy metal luminaries, including Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx. Their debut single, Evil World Machine, has just been released, and a fascinating video, directed and animated by Riley Donahue, will premiere at the San Francisco fan expo this Saturday, 26 November, with a YouTube debut at midnight.

“It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully,” Alice Cooper said. “Skully and I go way back. Crossbone Skully has written a galactic masterpiece about one of the most mysterious characters in the cosmos. Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is don’t cross Crossbone Skully. This album rocks every galaxy out there.”

Nikki Sixx is inspired. “I’m thrilled to be involved in the Crossbone Skully project,” he said. “The music is hard-hitting and real as it aligns with an original concept. To be part of this project with this group of legends is inspirational, and I know it’s gonna kick ass!”

Legendary producer Mutt Lange has emerged from retirement to serve as executive producer on the album, which is due in 2023 through Better Noise Music. Written by guitarist/bassist Tommy Henriksen and guitarist/producer Tommy Denander.

“This has been an amazing journey,” says Henriksen, who began the project almost four years ago. “If you had told me back then that I’d be working with the greatest producer who ever lived, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

You can watch Tommy Henriksen discuss the Crossbone Skully project In The Trenches with the awesome Ryan Roxie below.

The band’s lineup includes keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith) and mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams).

Crossbone Skully will be engaging fans with more music from the album, which delivers a powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers. For more details, visit

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