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.


  • Last fall, during a chat with YahooNikki Sixx said despite his strong political beliefs — the life he led prior to getting clean would all but rule out ever holding public office: “I would be too worried if my checkered past — but then, look at our president (laughs). But seriously, I consider myself to be the worm on the hook for a lot of what we’re doing right now. I don’t think it’s my job to be political about it, but I will definitely help push the wagon up the hill for as long as I’ve got it in me — and that’s forever. I care, and I want to make a difference because without my own recovery, without my own sobriety, I would be dead.”

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