Nikki Sixx Unveils ‘This is Gonna Hurt’ Video Clip
December 7, 2010
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has posted a short video to promote his upcoming book ‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx.’ The book is due for release through HarperCollins’ William Morrow imprint on April 26, 2011. ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ will include more 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.”
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.
“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.” says 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.”