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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s new book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, has landed on The New York Times Best Seller list, giving the rocker his fourth best seller as an author.The Motley Crue founder and Sixx: A.M. musician previously penned the 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries and the 2011 photo book This Is Gonna Hurt. With his Crue bandmates, he co-wrote 2002’s The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which served as the basis for the 2019 band biopic The Dirt.All three…

Motley Crue are getting their own graphic novel thanks to Z2 Comics. In Motley Crue’s The Dirt: Declassified, the ‘80s metal favorites assume their roles as secret government agents, and we’ve got an exclusive first look into the comic.Motley Crue have teamed up with comic artists Leah Moore, John K Snyder III and Jose Maria Beroy for The Dirt: Declassified. Moore has been a writer since 2003, adapting classic tales such as Dracula, Alice in Wonderland…

Motley Crue bassist Nicki Sixx recently started taking bass lessons again amid a practice regimen that included guitar and vocal instruction.It’s not the first time the musician, who’s been playing professionally for over 40 years, has returned to musical education. As a result, Sixx, a longtime pick player, started playing the bass guitar with his fingers for the first time. The fresh approach undergirds Motley Crue’s 2019 songs like “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” and “Crash and Burn” from that…

Unlike the drug-fueled post-success horror stories in The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx’s new autobiography The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, is an up-and-comers blueprint to creating one of the biggest bands ever. In it, Sixx chronicles some of his escapades as a child scam artist.Talking with Billboard about the book that begins with his ancestors in Italy and goes to just days before the band became Motley Crue, Sixx says “A lot of things…

Nikki Sixx’s new book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, has topped Amazon’s rock music books chart after being released Oct. 19. It also made the Top 40 of Amazon’s overall biographies and memoirs chart.The First 21 chronicles the first 21 years of Sixx’s life, when he was still going by his birth name, Franklin Carlton Feranna. It takes readers through the journey, from growing up in Idaho to becoming a founding member of one…

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spoke about why he legally changed his given name to his stage name.The story surfaced this week as the rocker was promoting his new memoir, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, which details that and other tales.But as the Crue member found out while writing it, even his own origins have twists he didn’t expect. That’s what he uncovered in an Oct. 19 interview with The Project.Watch the video down toward the bottom of…

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx shared a message this week conveying contentment that the band decided not to tour in 2021, putting off their anticipated Stadium Tour another year due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the trek alongside Def Leppard and others missed its original start in 2020.The bassist’s joy comes from avoiding a very plausible scenario where he and other Motley Crue members, crew or concertgoers could’ve contracted the novel coronavirus or its variants this summer,…