Nikki Sixx To Release New Sixx A.M. Album In Conjuction With ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ Book
December 9, 2010
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is releasing his new photography book ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ on April 12th, and hopes to have a new Sixx A.M. album out shortly after.
Nikki Sixx checked in with Artisan News Service to talk about the upcoming CD. Sixx said the album, “feels like vintage Queen a little bit, a lot of ’70s influence. There are some of the same elements you heard off the ‘Heroin Diaries’, some of the darker elements like “Life Is Beautiful”, where its very dark lyrics but with a positive message. There is a lot of that going on. Some of the messages on the album will even take you to another place. I can’t really disclose what they are but they do tie in with the book.”
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 Heroine Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt chronicles Sixx’s experience, from his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Motley Crue, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love.
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.”