There’s stuff that you don’t really know if you saw it or didn’t see it. In my own broken philosophy, if you live your life right, death is something to look forward to. What advice would you give the 21-yearold version of yourself? Would you change anything you’ve done in your life? I just don’t like the idea of being told what to do. If you can find somebody that can get you to look at things differently, then you can take that and do different things with your life. I’d throw myself to the sharks for the betterment of Mötley Crüe. “There are some diary entries that I asked the publisher, like are you guys sure you want all of this? “But it is real.”The book graphically details his spiral into an addiction that quite literally killed him.
Since cleaning up, he has branched out into literature, fashion, DJing and photography. I don’t understand why I could only do one or two things, when I can do so many now. What does a successful rock star have in common with the type of people you tend to photograph? I can’t remember every song off the top of my head. There’s a couple of songs on Do you remember much about the 80s? Do you think your lifestyle might have had something to do with that? In the context of America’s opioid epidemic, it serves as a manual for understanding the realities of a public-health crisis that killed more than 42,000 people in 2016.While Sixx has many things on his plate—photography, developing a musical based on writing music with his band Sixx: A.Sixx was previously married to Playboy Playmates Brandi Brandt and Donna D’Errico. “His three other children [with Brandt] — Gunner, storm and Decker — all grew up living with Nikki full time.
He took them to school every morning, helped them with homework, packed their lunches daily and continues to do that now with my 14-year-old stepdaughter Frankie.M.—he has recently become a vocal spokesperson on ways to combat opioid addiction. In addition to the op-ed, he has called on President Trump to follow through on the White House’s interim report, which urged a greater focus on treatment for addicts, education about pain management for doctors, and called out the drug manufacturers for their role in the crisis.Sixx consider himself “one of the lucky ones,” but he is not one to do things quietly and has no plans to stand on the sidelines while overdose deaths continue to pile up. I like to say that I don’t believe in organised religion, cos it feels good when I say it, but I don’t know much about organised religion. I believe it’s one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. How much money would it take for you to appear on your own reality TV show? What do you think about Tommy Lee and Vince Neil’s reality TV shows? [Long pause followed by laughter] Do I have to answer this question? I definitely have abandonment issues from my own mother. If you were on a three-man lifeboat with the other members of Mötley Crüe, who would you throw off? As Sixx AM bassist and founding Motley Crue member, Nikki Sixx is one of the most recognisable rock’n’roll stars of the last 30 years.