Nikki Sixx Responds To Producer Tom Werman


February 27, 2008

Nikki Sixx has responded to Tom Werman’s comments in the New York Times where Werman challenged some of the assertions in Sixx’s book “Heroin Diaries”. Werman said in part, “As the producer of three MOTLEY CRUE albums over a four-year period, I found Sixx’s allegation that in the recording studio he did ‘all the work’ with Vince Neil’s vocals while I chatted idly on the phone not only humorous but pure fiction. If this distortion of reality is the result of Sixx’s past heroin habit, then his diary is truly nothing more than a pipe dream, and the events to which this book refers may simply be the needle-induced fantasies of an attention-starved junkie.”

Here is what Sixx had to say in response: “Part of the process of recovery is being able to take responsibility for our actions. Sometimes it hurts but if you want to grow up, you have to take the hit. In my diaries, I was able to expose my pain and showed what the bottom looks like through the eyes of addiction. I don’t think I came out looking too pretty in my book but it needed to be exposed for others to understand that they are not alone. In fact, I even took the unprecedented step of including commentary by many of the people who were there at the time, including Slash, Vanity, Tommy, Vince & Mick to provide their own account (as I was using a great deal of the time, I thought it was necessary so that both the reader and I could trust what I wrote at the time was the truth). Is Mr. Werman also claiming that they are liars???

“Tom Werman being worried about what I said in my book about him is just so narcissistic and self-centered. I’m sorry if he got his feelings hurt but I feel that I was kind to Mr. Werman by withholding things from the book that would have jeopardized his marriage and his job security with Elektra at the time. I was a lot more generous to him than I was to myself. However, if Mr. Werman wants me to publish a complete accounting of the facts, I’ll gladly write a nice short story in the form of a blog that will expose his actions during all the Motley Crue sessions that would make very interesting reading for his wife.”

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