MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx was interviewed by Ricker of Seattle's KISW 99.9 FM earlier in the month. Listen to the six-and-a-half-minute chat at this location.
Sixx has scheduled the following book-singing appearance for "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star":
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Barnes and Noble #2936
11 West Hillsdale Blvd.,
Hillsdale Shopping Center:
San Mateo, CA 94403
Contact: Shay Ingelfinger
Phone: (650) 341-5560
"The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star" (released September 18 via MTV Pocketbooks/Simon & Schuster) debuted at #7 on The New York Times Book Review non-fiction best-seller list.
Twenty-five percent of the book's profits will be donated to Running Wild In The Night — Sixx's fundraising initiative for Covenant House California, which helps keep runaway, abused and abandoned youth off the streets.
While having all the rock star riches and luxuries, Sixx told Sun Media that he also had a $5,000 a day drug habit, one that is vividly chronicled in "The Heroin Diaries".
"That's how I communicated," Sixx said. "I had to or I would go crazy and even as I was going crazy I had to write it down to see if what I was seeing and hearing and feeling was real.
"Cocaine was really the biggest downfall. Heroin you can maintain, sadly, but cocaine you start getting into the amounts of freebasing and mainlining you go into a whole other world of insanity."
The 400-plus page book, written in part with journalist Ian Gittins, is a brutally honest look at Sixx's hellish year, one which saw him overdose and be declared clinically dead at one point while MÖTLEY CRÜE toured behind its "Girls, Girls, Girls" album. The book also features recent interviews Gittins did with band mates, friends and family members, interviews Sixx says pull no punches.
"They would say things like, 'He was undependable, he was a bit of a dictator when it came to the music but I love Nikki,' " he says. "I'm like, 'That's a fucking waste of my time!' Let's get into the meat of it and get into it. Ian got in there and really pulled out what was going on and peeling away all the stuff that's going on now."
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Highlights from Nikki Sixx's September 25, 2007 book signing at Virgin Megastore at Times Square in New York City: