Video: Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Talks About His New Memoir

October 17, 2021

They’ve released a teaser trailer promoting Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx upcoming memoir, “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”! 

The book is out October 19 via Hachette Books.

The quick Coles-notes: Sixx was born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958. Frank was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother. Fast forward to a Greyhound bus to Hollywood.

In L.A., Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle — the president of Capitol Records. He worked at a liquor store and a record store during the day and at night, started honing his craft; joining the band Sister (formed by WASP’s Blackie Lawless), then formed his own band London (eventually changing his name to Nikki London, then Nikki Nine, then Nikki Sixx). All of this is mapped out in the book.

Sixx says, “You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and roll stardom and my life in one of the world’s biggest bands. This is the story that you haven’t heard. The one that led up to those stories. It’s the intimate, personal story of how an innocent Idaho farm boy with a burning dream and desire — for music, for love, and for fame — became the notorious Nikki Sixx. I believe our first twenty-one years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first twenty-one, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.”

Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this new book! What’s your favourite rock read?


Written by Todd Hancock

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