Sixx:A.M. to release 10th anniversary edition of ‘The Heroin Diaries’ book and album
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the release of ‘The Heroin Diaries‘ book and “soundtrack”, Sixx:A.M. will be releasing a special tenth anniversary edition of the memoir and album.
The PledgeMusic page for Sixx:A.M. states (with slight edits):
“August 21st, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times best selling memoir, The Heroin Diaries and Sixx:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.
To commemorate more than a decade of sobriety and life lessons learned, Nikki Sixx and Sixx:A.M. revisit the seminal work; announcing Tenth Anniversary Editions of the book and album in multiple formats including: digital LP, CD, CD / DVD, and Special Edition Vinyl, and Graphic Novel. Fans can get a jump start today by pre-ordering these and more exclusively at PledgeMusic.
Nikki Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx’s journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant.
Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album Girls Girls Girls, the book not only became a worldwide best seller but also spawned the band Sixx:A.M., and Sixx’s nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.”
Says Sixx: “Over the last ten years I’ve met so many people who have thanked me for The Heroin Diaries and say that it saved their lives,” explains Nikki. “But the truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too.”
Journey back again into this mega–New York Times bestselling survivor’s story in one of the most “harrowing” (Rolling Stone) and “heartbreaking” (The New York Times) memoirs of addiction ever published and the soundtrack it inspired. The once-shattered rock star shares raw and mesmerizing journal entries from the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again. In never-before-seen photos and exclusive new chapters, Nikki reflects on his decade of sobriety in this expanded 10th anniversary edition of the book.
Sixx:A.M. also celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the re-release of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition. Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter), Dj Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) and Nikki Sixx (bassist, songwriter), the group initially came together to write, record, and co-produce The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, which sold over 300,000 copies, and the #1 hit single, “Life Is Beautiful,” became radio’s most played rock song of 2008. Over the past decade, Sixx:A.M. has become a full-fledged global rock powerhouse, releasing four additional albums, multiple top 5 hits and playing the biggest festivals and arenas around the globe.
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition by Nikki Sixx is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster.
The Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack by Sixx:A.M. will be released October 27th via Eleven Seven Music as a digital album, CD, and CD/DVD. A limited edition vinyl package will also come later this year. All music configurations feature new artwork and personal notes from the band and include 3 newly re-imagined tracks: “Life Is Beautiful 2017”, “Accidents Can Happen 2017”, and Girl With Golden Eyes 2017”.
Also on pre-sale is The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal recently announced at ComicCon San Diego – a work that presents the Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley and illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, and Keiron Dwyer.”
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