Nikki Sixx: This is Gonna Hurt (book review)

Nikki Sixx has done it again! His second succesful book after The Heroin Diaries. This is much more than his Life Through Distorted Lenses. It is both part photography and part biography.

The high quality pictures in this book are incredible. They each have their own unique concept and are beautiful. Nikki takes you with him through some of the worst and most drug infected parts of towns to take his pictures, encountering homeless and drugs addicts along the way.

If you dont know anything about Sixx A.M. or how they came to be, this book will shed some light on that, and there is great detail about their recordings as well. Sixx takes pride on how much he loves Katherine (Kat von D) even to this day, and is not afraid to show his love for her, especially on the second half of the book.

I really enjoyed the Tour Entries at the end of the book, which really show you what he was thinking right then and there!

It was a short read but with a powerful message behind it!! This one will not dissapoint!

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Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: April 12, 2011
# of Pages: 224

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The Heroin Diaries (book review)

If you’re a fan of Motley Crue or Nikki Sixx or “The Dirt” then this is a must read.

The Heroin Diaries is a boom about exactly what it says: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar. The reading is from Nikki Sixx’ diaries that he wrote from December 1986 to December 1987. Throughtout the whole book there are the diaries themselves and along them are also short stories or comments from Nikki’s closest people at the time like his mother, the guys in motley crue, slash, and a few of the roadies and managers.

This book I must say is not an autobiography. If you want an autobiography then read “The Dirt”. This was not meant to be a funny book either. It shows what a dark place Sixx was at the time and all the drugs he did are detailed with an exact time and a place.

The design of this book is very cool too. It has blood splatters and dark grotesque pictures all throughtout. Only thing I wish there was is a section dedicated just for pictures (usually halfway through the book). Towards the end of the book you get an update on what Nikki and Motley have been up to since he wrote this diaries.

With the amount of drugs he did it amazes me how well he kept up with the diary. I was left wanting more of this book! What an amazing story! I could go on for a while abiut this book but I dont want to spoil any of it.

Awesome book and a must read for a fan!

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Publisher: MTV Books
Release Date: October 8, 2008
# of Pages: 432