Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx book and album imminent
aaamusic | On 10, Apr 2011
Rock Icon and Syndicated Radio Show Host Nikki Sixx will release “This is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx”, a follow up to his New York Times bestseller, “The Heroin Diaries” on April 12th 2011. The book, part photo chronicle and part journal will be accompanied by the release of an original soundtrack from SIXX: A.M., an 11-track companion piece to the book on May 3rd.
“I’ve always had an eye for the oddities in life. 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,” said SIXX. He continues, “I felt the need to bring my visions to life. This project is raw, it’s what I see and feel through writing, through photos, through video and through music.” He continues “I hope this book and album will redefine how people look at not only me, but themselves and most importantly others.”
“This Is Gonna Hurt” is part photo, part journal – 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 references to 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 along with the journey of photographing these images over the past couple of years. Browse inside the book here:
The accompanying soundtrack from SIXX: A.M., which consists of Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael, is a chilling, heavy take on the concept of the book and photography