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Nikki Sixx working on books and TV for children

By | Published on Tuesday 2 November 2021

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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is – as you have no doubt expected for some time – planning a series of children’s books to teach kids about diversity.

Speaking to Radio Bob in Germany, he explains: “I’m working on a children’s book with my wife for parents to read to kids about diversity”. They were motivated to work on the project during the Donald Trump presidency, he adds. “It really bothered me how everybody was so divided. So I figure reading to children is a way to teach them about culture, food, language, differences and how that isn’t a real issue. It’s a positive”.

Last month, he also told The Aquarian: “[It’s] a children’s book about this little girl who goes to all of these countries in her imagination. She goes to Africa and she has this little African boy or girl teaching her about that culture, or she goes to England, and then she goes to Wyoming and learns about horses, then goes to Japan and learns about the food and the culture and the language. That is a great idea and that will come out next year”.

Judging by that description, all the little girl seemingly does when she gets to England is turn around again and leave. Though that’s probably fair enough. There is nothing good to learn here.

Sixx has also revealed that he has formed a new animation company with “a really big director” to make TV programmes for children that will include original music which he will write with various rock star friends.

“I’ve already talked to a bunch of cats in the industry and I’ve said, ‘Hey, this is what I’m doing’, and they’re like, ‘Just call me if you need a song'”, he tells Radio Bob. “All these people are like, ‘This is so different than what I do’. So, if you need a song called ‘Bubblegum’, I’ll call my friend A and my friend B … and let’s write the song. And bam, it slides into the show”.

Of course, Sixx is no stranger to the worlds of book publishing and TV programmes, albeit less so books or shows for kids. The first book he co-penned with his Motley Crue bandmates, ‘The Dirt’, was turned into a Netflix TV series, and he released his own memoir, ‘The Heroin Diaries’, in 2007.

Last month he published another memoir, ‘The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx’, which details his early life before taking on the persona he became famous for. As you probably guessed from the title.