Nikki Sixx Exclusive Interview

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“If you write this book it will be career suicide.” This was the advice given to one of the most iconic stars in the history rock and roll, when he decided to publish his recovery story 10 years ago.

His response? “If just one person gets it besides me, I’m going to be totally stoked.”

Nikki Sixx, co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the iconic band, Motley Crue did write his book, “The Heroin Diaries”. It became a New York Times Best Seller and we know at least one person DID “get it” besides him. High flying and hard living, Freestyle Motocross Professional, turned Recovery Advocate and host of Recovery Today Magazine’s “Scummy Unplugged”, Colin Morrison, told Nikki in this exclusive interview, “Your book saved my life.”

In 2016 alone, more people died in the United States due to drug overdose, than in the entirety of the Vietnam and Iraq wars, … combined.

A New York Times analysis of state data shows up to 65,000 lost their lives in the United States, last year alone, due to overdose. 65,000 who did not need to die. 65,000 who left behind parents, brothers, sisters and friends. 65,000 causalities of a war which rages even today. A war with no end in sight.

In the time it takes you to listen to this interview, two people will die of overdose in the United States and more than 24 others around the world.

Like the story of the boy who threw a dying starfish back into the ocean to save it from death on the beach, the boy’s father, seeing the beach filled with starfish, asks him, “Why bother? What does it matter? Look how many there are, you can’t save them all.” The boy, seemingly ignoring his father, tosses another starfish back to the surf, turns and simply says, “I saved that one”. Nikki’s book, the Heroin Diaries saved the life of at least one addict we know, Collin “Scummy” Morrison and to us, it matters.

Colin interviewed Nikki about his book The Heroin Diaries on its 10th anniversary and re-release. In this very personal interview, these two recovering addicts talk of the cold and dark realities, the allure, seduction and lie of the addicted mind as well as finding hope beyond addiction. Colin, finally fulfilling a desire born in him in his first days of sobriety, to personally say “thank you” to the mentor he’d never met, the man who wrote the book he was told not to and to tell him, “It saved my life.“

As with all of our exclusive interviews, it’s raw and real and will give you hope. Enjoy.

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About Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M, three-time New York Times best-selling author with The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt and Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown.

As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. Mediums such as his photography, books, radio shows, music and others have given Sixx the ability to fully develop as an artist. In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits.

Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 100 million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out global tours, Mötley Crüe pioneering and selling out the first hard rock residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the award-winning 2012 Kia Motors Superbowl commercial and photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement, Alexa. Songs written by Sixx have been used in commercials for renowned brands, such as Dodge and Coldwell Banker amongst many others. Nikki Sixx has raised several hundred thousand dollars for Covenant House California which helped fund their highly successful music program.

Monday through Friday until December 31st 2017, on his nationally syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, which airs on over 130 stations. Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.

Through the show, Sixx also introduces the audience to discover the next generation of new music talent and has helped break many bands. Syndicated by Premiere Networks (iHeart Media), the show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, which airs on weekends. The programs can also be heard internationally by approximately 2.8 million weekly listeners and is available on iHeart Media’s digital platform, iHeartradio. Sixx Sense celebrated its seven-year anniversary in February 2017. The final show will be December 31st 2017.