Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx will publish his latest autobiography, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, on October 19th via Hachette Books. The book follows Sixx’s previous memoirs, 2011’s This Is Gonna Hurt, 2007’s The Heroin Diaries, and Crüe’s joint band tome, 2001’s infamous, The Dirt.
According to the book’s announcement:
You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock & 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 21 years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first 21, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.
Nikki Sixx’s sobriety still remains one of rock’s greatest success stories. He admitted to us a while back that he just wasn’t himself during his drug days: “I mean, it was a different person. Even though it was the same person in flesh, y’know, in spirit it was a person that was on a kamikaze mission. And now I have a different mission.”