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Nikki Sixx to release new book and album

By | Published on Friday 18 February 2011

Nikki Sixx

Mötley Crüe founder and bassist Nikki Sixx has announced details of a new book ‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx’, the sequel to his bestselling memoir ‘The Heroin Diaries, which will be available from 22 Mar.

Offering a glimpse into his own unique perspective on life and death and stuff, Sixx says: “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. This project is raw, it’s what I see and feel through writing, through photos, through video and through music”.

And on the subject of music, Sixx’s side-project SIXX:AM have written an eleven track album to accompany the book, which is due for release through Eleven Seven Music on 2 May.

Meanwhile, those not of a nervous disposition might wish to sample first single, ‘Lies Of The Beautiful People’, here.