Nikki Sixx To Release ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ Book/CD In March
September 4, 2010
Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx is slated to release his new book ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ through HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint on March 23rd, 2011.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Dairies, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, refuses to become a sanitized PSA for suburban mothers; instead, he has found strength and inspiration in his pain and sobriety, and in this raw and powerful book gives us a glimpse inside his sick and dirty mind
This Is Gonna Hurt includes a Foreword by Kat Von D on “Love and Inspiration.”
Following the success of the New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries, the author’s solo band, Sixx A.M., is recording an album to be released in conjunction with This Is Gonna Hurt. Some of the songs were inspired by the author’s photographs; others inspired photographs of their own.
This Is Gonna Hurt will include mor than two dozen of the author’s images. He will incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see “what life is like for those whom society has labeled as freaks.”
“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.” — Nikki Sixx
Few of us have experienced life with the intensity, fury, and reckless abandon of Nikki Sixx, the wild rock star, driven entrepreneur, devoted father, former addict, bestselling author, and gifted photographer.
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.”