Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has revealed that he is joining forces with Heavy Metal to create a graphic novel adaptation of his autobiography “The Heroin Diaries.” The book will be a part of Heavy Metal’s new 12 x 12 imprint, which features music-themed art books/graphic novels that focus on songs and musicians. Fans can preview “The Heroin Diaries” graphic novel at Heavy Metal’s San Diego Comic Con booth (booth #1529).
“The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me. So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic HEAVY METAL brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on The Heroin Diaries that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of The Heroin Diaries, old and new, and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”
Heavy Metal CEO, Jeff Krelitzsays added:
“I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”
If that’s not enough for you, keep an eye out for the 10th anniversary editions of “The Heroin Diaries” book and the SIXX:A.M. album of the same name, as well as the upcoming “The Heroin Diaries” play.
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has commented on Donald Trump’s disastrous decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. You can see what he had to say about that below.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world for over 35 years. I’ve not only witnessed climate change but I’ve had people from almost every country reference it to me in one way or another, year after year. THIS ISNT A NEW THING. I’ve experienced a lot of things in my life. I feel grateful to have survived the past, but right now, I’m terrified for our future. I’ve watched narrow-minded people’s eyes open to change. I’ve seen people who don’t fit into the usual mold accepted into society. This makes me so proud. I came from Idaho where we had a pick-up truck with a gun rack hanging over the back seat. I get middle America because I am middle America. I’ve been working my ass off since I was 13 years old. I worked hard because that’s what I was taught. I still do. You make your own way and you don’t complain about it. I am blue collar in so many ways. Looking back, I could be considered RED but the truth is I am BLUE. Life is about taking everything you see, hear, and experience when you’re young and then, like window shopping, decide what fits you best. Your life is not dictated to you, its nudged. When it feels right you know you’re on the right path. Other people’s agendas or mindsets cannot make you into what they need you to be. I was called a homosexual in school by the jocks because I looked different. I was asked by my mom if I was a transvestite because I painted my toes purple (I had to go to the school library to look up what that meant). I was homeless in Los Angeles after being a teen runaway because I refused to see life the way others wanted me to see it. Why am I going on? Because it’s crazy as fück out there right now, but everything is not all black and white, or RED and BLUE. People are changing for the better and our climate is changing for the worse. I know every day is a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life and that means the earth too. Decades ago we didn’t know what was happening to our planet but we now have solid scientific information. Damage has been done, but with knowledge and good old American elbow grease, we were making positive changes. What could possibly return us to the 1950’s? One man. Sadly, a world leader has decided not only to pull the plug and alienate America (AGAIN) from the rest of the world, but now he’s threatening our future. I believe his decisions are based on money but if the planet turns into an unlivable cesspool then all the money in the world won’t matter, will it? I was hoping he was going to work as hard as he promised to “Make America” better. Now I don’t want to get into a pissing match with anybody. In fact, I don’t give a rat’s ass if you like me or follow me. If you don’t listen to my music because of my opinion then I accept we’re just not meant to be friends anymore. I WORK MY ASS OFF TO MAKE EVERYHTING I DO GREAT and if you enjoy it then it’s a WIN, WIN FOR BOTH OF US. I can’t be the same guy who wrote “Shout At The Devil” and now sit on my hands and keep my mouth shut. I am as American as it gets. I have paid millions upon millions of dollars in taxes for our GREAT country and did it the American way. I worked for it. I want the guy who is our President to do the same. I don’t want him to dismantle OUR future. He makes decisions based on ego and refuses to work together with others for a better America. He works for himself and doesn’t give a fuck about us. Let’s change for the better not for the worse. The writing is on the wall. If we don’t change our ways there won’t be anything left to fight for. I hope these 4 years don’t do 100 years’ worth of damage because I believe in the American dream. My daddy didn’t give me millions of dollars to start out. I feel like I am more American than the guy in the White House who is on a path of destruction and so are you. We are both red and blue collars. Can we agree on one thing? We need change, not climate change. Nikki Sixx”
It was previously revealed that Mötley Crüe would be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Girls Girls Girls” by releasing a special deluxe version on August 25. Now, the band have launched a PledgeMusic campaign for the effort, which will be available in various packages including: colored vinyl, cassette tape, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited-edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single of “Wild Side”, “Girls, Girls, Girls” patch, and more.
Mötley Crüe will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Girls Girls Girls” with a special deluxe version, set to be released on August 25. You can find a trailer for that below and sign up at www.motley.com to receive more information when it becomes available.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt” biopic is in negotiations to find a new home at Netflix. The film was previously attached to Focus Features and Paramount before that. The staff working on the movie, which is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass”), reportedly includes script writers Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos, producers Julie York, Erik Olsen and Allen Kovac, executive producers Chris Nilsson, Steven Kline, Rick Yorn and all four band members.
The Raskins paid $1 million to get the opportunity to serve as the opening act on Mötley Crüe’s final tour, but it seemed to be a disastrous experience for the group. According to the New York Post, Logan and Roger Raskin have filled a $30 million lawsuit against Mötley Crüe for hazing and mistreatment on the trek. The band claims that they were not allowed to play long, and that hardly anyone saw them, since they went on before the doors open. They were also not allowed to sell merch, and were hit with heavy equipment as well. They even claim that they were actually shot “with water guns filled with urine,” by crew members in monkey masks, when they were in Darien, Conn. Tenth Street Entertainment, AGI and other production companies were all named in the suit.
Mötley Crüe will be releasing a limited edition career spanning box set, which they are calling “The End.” The set will be available on November 25, and will include copies of “Too Fast For Love,” “Shout At The Devil,” “Theatre Of Pain,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Saints Of Los Angeles” on CD/vinyl, a live CD/DVD of the band’s final show, signed lithograph photo prints of the band, four exclusive Mick Mars guitar picks, and a VIP laminate from their final tour. Preorders for that and a “Shout At The Devil” anniversary bundle can be found on PledgeMusic.