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King_Killah
01-03-2011, 07:02 PM
You can probably guess, I am looking forward to this.



A new teaser clip for MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx's new book, "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx", can be viewed below. The title is tentatively due on April 12, 2011 via the HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. The clip includes the first audio sample of SIXX: A.M.'s new album, which will be released in May in conjunction with "This Is Gonna Hurt". Some of the songs were inspired by the author's photographs; others inspired photographs of their own.

"This Is Gonna Hurt" is part photo, part journal — but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Told with the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller "The Heroin Diaries", "This Is Gonna Hurt" chronicles Sixx's experience, from his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with MÖTLEY CRÜE, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love.

In the ARTISTdirect.com interview, Sixx stated about "This Is Gonna Hurt", "We're working on the book right now. It's 99 percent finished. It's exciting for me because it's probably got about 150 of my photographs in it as well, so you start to see the tie-in between who I was as a kid and who I am as an adult and then what happened in that journey and how this fucked up brain of mine works."

The New York Times bestselling author of "The Heroin Dairies", Sixx refuses to become a sanitized PSA for suburban mothers; instead, he has found strength and inspiration in his pain and sobriety, and in this raw and powerful book gives us a glimpse inside his sick and dirty mind.

"I've always had an eye for the oddities in life," said Sixx. "Even as a kid I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird. . . . People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are."

Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, "This Is Gonna Hurt" offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending — a search that fuels Sixx's being. "I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time," Sixx writes. "If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt."

"This Is Gonna Hurt" includes a foreword by Sixx's ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old tattoo artist Kat Von D (born Katherine Von Drachenberg) on "Love and Inspiration." The book will include more than two dozen of Nikki's images. He will incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see "what life is like for those whom society has labeled as freaks."





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Motorcat
01-04-2011, 08:38 AM
I still need to get Vince's new book ............ wish they were making new music at the pace they are writing books.

--Heard Nikki is hooked up with Denise Richards now

Buckeye
01-07-2011, 06:10 PM
I absolutely cannot wait for this! Sixx is such a talented artist, I love the fact that he is branching out and sharing his talents.
YouTube - This is Gonna Hurt

Buckeye
01-07-2011, 06:18 PM
I still need to get Vince's new book ............

I didn't realize Vince wrote a book. Honestly, I heard enough from him in Dirt and the Heroin Diaries. I have lost a tremendous amount of respect for Neil, not only for the Skating With the Stars bullshit, but for the drunk driving stop in Las Vegas (what killing one person and maiming two others wasn't enough.....maybe the 25 years since he killed Razzled has faded his memory). Where do you think Vince Neil would be today had he never met Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee? He WAS a great frontman, and I certainly enjoyed the women he atrracted to the shows (I even got laid at on outdoor show, on the GGG tour w/Whitesnake and Anthrax, 7/26/87.....heh heh, an incredible day eben before the sexual liason), but his voice was pure studio magic, and he sounded like shit live, even on the rare occassion that he sang more than, say, 30% of the lyrics. Did he even coontribute musically or lyrically? Even though the 94 MC CD was not my favorite, Corabi was such a better singer.

Sorry, just had to vent. I am feeling much better now.

King_Killah
01-07-2011, 10:51 PM
I didn't realize Vince wrote a book. Honestly, I heard enough from him in Dirt and the Heroin Diaries. I have lost a tremendous amount of respect for Neil, not only for the Skating With the Stars bullshit, but for the drunk driving stop in Las Vegas (what killing one person and maiming two others wasn't enough.....maybe the 25 years since he killed Razzled has faded his memory). Where do you think Vince Neil would be today had he never met Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee? He WAS a great frontman, and I certainly enjoyed the women he atrracted to the shows (I even got laid at on outdoor show, on the GGG tour w/Whitesnake and Anthrax, 7/26/87.....heh heh, an incredible day eben before the sexual liason), but his voice was pure studio magic, and he sounded like shit live, even on the rare occassion that he sang more than, say, 30% of the lyrics. Did he even coontribute musically or lyrically? Even though the 94 MC CD was not my favorite, Corabi was such a better singer.

Sorry, just had to vent. I am feeling much better now.

Vince's book is pretty decent. Not nearly as good as Nikki's or the Dirt, but worth picking up. The DUI thing was just stupid. He actually grew up with Tommy Lee, so they were bound to be in a band together at some point. You got Anthrax on your Girls tour with Whitesnake?? Nice. We had Guns n Roses here, before Appetite was released. They were insanely loud and obnoxious with devils and Jesuses hanging in nooses on the stage. Real weird. Nobody knew what to make of them. Then a few months later, Appetite For Destruction is released and well, everyone knew what to make of GnR then. The Corabi album is easily my favorite of them all. Easily. As for Vince writing... Its 90+& Nikki Sixx writing the albums, music and lyrics. There are a few songs that Vince (and the rest of the band for that matter) contributed to!

King_Killah
02-17-2011, 10:34 PM
New SIXX AM

http://www.sixxsense.com/pages/mediavault/mediaplayer.html?uri=channels/386387/1187906

King_Killah
03-11-2011, 09:15 PM
Jane Stevenson of TorontoSun.com (http://www.torontosun.com/) reports: Motley Crue/Sixx A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx is flummoxed after pictures that he posted from his upcoming photography book, This is Gonna Hurt (out April 12), on his Facebook page were deleted.

In a so-called "celebrity interview" at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, Sixx said he was sent notices to refrain from doing so then he posted a picture of a transgendered man, who was in the process of becoming a woman.

"He has breasts and they pulled that and said no female nudity," said Sixx, in front of a packed audience in a ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. "And I thought, 'Okay, we're on to something here, someone is asleep at the wheel."

So Sixx posted the new Sixx A.M. single (Lies of The Beautiful People), which has no nudity.

"But it does have a model who half of her face is melted off and she's extremely beautiful," he said. "They then deleted that and told me if I do it again, that they're going to delete my account and I reached out to my lawyers and said, 'I don't really feel that's fair to stop somebody from trying to spread a positive message when they're not even really manning the ship.'"

Sixx thinks Facebook is showing a double standard.

"It feels to me that they're allowing inappropriate photos of very young girls and boys a lot of them in their teens, but they're telling me that I we can't put up this photo of a single that's on Amazon and iTunes. So I kind of just did a little blast out to the fans and wanted their input. And it was amazing because 200,000 fans all changed their profile to that picture. It was a pretty nice 'F--k you.'"

Sixx said he'd love to have a conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about the whole issue.

"I decided to post some half-naked photos of myself (Wednesday) night since they're allowed to have teenagers on there, and I'm adult, and they don't seem to have a problem with that so I'm very confused," said Sixx.

"I think it would an interesting conversation to have with Mark Zuckerberg. 'Cause I would love to be told I'm wrong. I don't have a problem with being wrong. I've done that a lot but somebody has to look at the issue and see what's going on here. Maybe Facebook is not the place for art. But maybe it's also not a place for a version of child pornography either."

Sixxi's new photography book, This is Gonna Hurt, will be accompanied by a new Sixx A.M. album of the same name on May 3.



Nikki is on to something here.

Buckeye
05-22-2011, 07:28 PM
So, I just finished the book....very interesting. Thoughts?

King_Killah
05-30-2011, 07:49 PM
I like the book and its perspective on people and life... I like the fact that he used real people as his subjects and basically tells a story through out.

The CD, I like equally. Sixx as a songwriter, lyricist is right up there with the best. Its a great companion to the book.

Just like the Heroin Diaries, I was waiting for this piece. I am waiting on what Sixx will present us with next.