Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx To Appear On New Episode Of “American Idol”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx will be appearing on the March 20 episode of “American Idol.” You can find a preview for that episode below:

Sixx told Billboard the following:

“It was a lot of fun to team up with ‘American Idol’ upon the show’s return to L.A. After all, Mötley Crüe are also from L.A., and so many amazing songwriters call Los Angeles their ‘Home Sweet Home.’

Because of ‘American Idol’, a lot of great, timeless, classic songs have not only been re-interpreted by the next generation of talented singers but have also been re-introduced to mainstream audiences and younger generations of music fans for the last two decades. As a songwriter myself, that’s something I really appreciate, so when I was invited to appear on this Sunday’s episode, I did not hesitate.”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Is Now A Four-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s latest book “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx” has hit No. 8 on The New York Times Best Sellers List in the Hardcover category and No. 11 in the Combined Print And Ebook category. This is the musician’s fourth book to make the chart following “The Heroin Diaries,” “This Is Gonna Hurt,” and Mötley Crüe’s biography “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.” “The First 21” also made it onto Amazon’s rock music books chart, Amazon’s Top 40 overall biographies and memoirs chart, USA Today’s best-selling books top 150 list, and Canada’s The Globe and Mail bestsellers list. Sixx commented:

“I am such a fan of books and storytelling. The whole process is extremely creative from the beginning to the end, which allowed me to open up candidly in the memoir about addiction, sobriety and reflect about the formative years of my life, while unpacking the complicated childhood that had some twists and turns along the way. I am really happy ‘The First 21’ connected with people in such a deep way.”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Is Working On A Children’s Book

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has revealed that he is working on a children’s book. The musician says the effort is “for parents to read to kids about diversity.”

Sixx told The Aquarian Weekly the following:

“Me and my wife are working on a book about this little girl who goes to all of these countries in her imagination. She goes to Africa and she has this little African boy or girl teaching her about that culture, or she goes to England, and then she goes to Wyoming and learns about horses, then goes to Japan and learns about the food and the culture and the language. That is a great idea, and that will come out next year.”

He also added the following in a separate interview with Germany’s Radio Bob!:

“[It’s] for parents to read to kids about diversity and mostly around the last administration. It really bothered me how everybody was so divided. So I figure reading to children is a way to teach them about culture, food, language, differences and how that isn’t a real issue. It’s a positive.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor To Host Virtual Signing Event For Nikki Sixx’s New Book “The First 21”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) will be signing copies of his new book, “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” during a virtual event for Barnes & Noble on October 18. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will host the event and tickets can be purchased HERE. As previously reported, the aforementioned book will be released on October 19.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Celebrates 20 Years Of Sobriety

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx is officially celebrating 20 years of sobriety today (July 2). He said the following about that:

“Some people will try and kick you in the nuts, steal your money, stab you in the back, guaranteed to let you down, sabotage yer life, not believe in you and gossip that you’ll never make a day without drugs or alcohol. And do you know what you’re gonna do? YOU’RE GONNA STAY SOBER ONE DAY AT A TIME. You are the miracle, the one that breaks the addiction chain, the one who is a living amens. The one who has altered your family history. You will live in gratitude for those that never thought you’d stay sober or make it out alive BECAUSE THEY MADE YOU STRONGER and you know how to forgive assholes. And when you see people who are still suffering / treading water or gasping for air, be sure to throw them a life vest. Because we give back now to those that are still afflicted and hope they too pass it on.#SobrietyRocks #20Years”.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx To Release New Memoir “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has announced a new memoir called “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx.” The book was edited by Brant Rumble and it will be available on October 19 via Hachette Books.

The following was said about the memoir in a press release:

“Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable, and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. Born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958, young Frankie was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother, a woman who was ahead of her time in some ways and deeply troubled in others. Frankie ended up living with his grandparents, bouncing from farm to farm and state to state. He was an all-American kid—hunting, fishing, chasing girls, and playing football—but underneath it all, there was a burning desire for more, and that more was music. He eventually took a Greyhound bound for Hollywood.

In Los Angeles, Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle—the president of Capitol Records. But there was no short path to the top. He was soon on his own. There were dead-end jobs: dipping circuit boards, clerking at liquor and record stores, selling used light bulbs, and hustling to survive. But at night, Frank honed his craft, joining Sister, a band formed by fellow hard-rock veteran Blackie Lawless, and formed a group of his own: London, the precursor of Mötley Crüe. Turning down an offer to join Randy Rhoads’ band, Frank changed his name to Nikki London, Nikki Nine, and, finally, Nikki Sixx. Like Huck Finn with a stolen guitar, he had a vision: a group that combined punk, glam, and hard rock into the biggest, most theatrical and irresistible package the world had ever seen. With hard work, passion, and some luck, the vision manifested in reality—and this is a profound true story finding identity, of how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. And it’s a road map to the ways you can overcome anything, and achieve all of your goals, if only you put your mind to it.”

Sixx commented:

“You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and 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 twenty-one years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first twenty-one, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.”

Mary Ann Naples, VP and Publisher of Hachette Books, added:

“Whether you’re a Mötley Crüe and Nikki Sixx fan or not, if you’re looking for a memoir that transports you back to the ‘70s and early ‘80s, and that—for those who lived it—will reacquaint you with the vinyl collection your parents threw out in the ‘90s, then this is your book and the larger themes of getting to know who you are and taking control of your identity certainly resonate now in the still-new 2020s.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) Says His New Book Is “95% Done”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has offered another update on his new book. He said the following on Twitter:

“New book is 95% done. Next it goes to the editor. Then starts the development & look/feel of the book. Got some time before I can share much more but wanted to keep you guys in the loop.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) Working On New Music

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has confirmed that he is working on new music. However, it is unclear which project the material will be used for. Sixx said the following:

“Back in Los Angeles to record a few new tracks, drop something new this week and finish my book.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) Finishing Up New Book

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) has revealed that he is currently finishing up his next book. He said the following about that:

“Outdoor office weather for sure today in Jackson. 3rd time reading through the new book. This ain’t a bad place to do it. I’d say 60 pages to go? Then starts the editing ( Open Heart Surgery With A Chainsaw ) Book cover is done. Soon starts the design element of the book. Got a lot of photos to go through. I love this process. The question I always ask people who tell me they wanna write a book is ‘Why?’ Is it a vanity project or do you really have something you need to say? I take that to heart before I start a new book. I’ve learned a lot about myself during this book process but what I really hope is you learn and remember somethings about yourself.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) Undergoes Surgery To Repair Torn Rotator Cuff

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has revealed that he has undergone surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He shared the below Instagram post regarding that: