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]

Mötley Crüe To Release “The Dirt: Declassified” Graphic Novel

Mötley Crüe have joined forces with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel called “The Dirt: Declassified.” The book is expected to be released in April 2022.

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

“Mötley Crüe may be responsible for blazing a path of hard rock and chaos for the past 40 years, netting seven platinum and multi-platinum albums alongside global album sales exceeding 100 million. But this spring, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars come in from the cold to reveal their greatest accomplishment of all: protecting the world at all costs as covert government agents.

Uniting with Z2 Comics, the premier publisher of music-based graphic novels, MÖTLEY CRÜE’S THE DIRT: DECLASSIFIED unearths the classified exploits of these rock pioneers as they navigated an international web of moles, sleepers, spooks, and plants. Building from the New York Time bestselling book and subsequent Netflix movie The Dirt, Leah Moore (Morrison Hotel) documents the quartet’s twisting journey with interior art from John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad, Grendel) and J.M. Beroy (Deadman, Star Trek). Armitano (Batman Eternal) joins with dossier art alongside cover artist Dan Panosian (Canary, Slots).”

Nikki Sixx continued:

“Playing arenas overflowing with tens of thousands of fans was just a front for our true mission. The reality is that we were infiltrating [REDACTED] in a globe-hopping sprint to [REDACTED]. But that doesn’t even include the disaster at [REDACTED] or near fatal heist in [REDACTED]. We have a lot to say and it’s time the people knew.”

Z2 Senior Editor Rantz Hoseley added:

“Mötley Crüe remains the one group whose live show in the ‘80s felt truly dangerous. Now that I know the truth about the band, it’s obvious why. We’re proud to have gained the trust of these live wires to tell the secrets they’ve been forced to cover up for decades… we guarantee you aren’t ready for the madness and mayhem in this graphic novel.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE in the following options:





• Oversized Hardcover Deluxe Edition graphic novel encased in butcher paper

• Operation C.R.Ü.E Lockbox slipcase

• Mötley Crüe UV Spy Pen (allowing you to reveal secret UV messages within the book)

• Four exclusive Mötley Crüe dossier art prints

PLATINUM EDITION OVERSIZED HARDCOVER – $299.99 (limited to only 999 units)

• Oversized Hardcover Deluxe Edition graphic novel encased in butcher paper

• Operation C.R.Ü.E Lockbox slipcase

• Four Mötley Crüe Security Clearance Badges

• Four exclusive Mötley Crüe dossier art prints

• One Mötley Crüe UV Spy Pen (allowing you to reveal secret UV messages within the book)

• One Mötley Crüe Secret Dossier (A top-level security envelope of papers, spy photos and redacted imagery of Nikki, Tommy, Vince and Mick’s career exploits)

• One Mötley Crüe UV Spy Map of Los Angeles, CA

Nikki Sixx Says He “Would Love To” Record New Music With Mötley Crüe

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion,” Nikki Sixx was asked about the possibility of new Mötley Crüe music. The bassist responded by saying that he “would love to make some music with the guys again.”

Sixx said the following:

“I would love to make some music with the guys again. I would love to get really simple and really raw and really dirty. And that’s something I’m inspired by now, whether — it might be a new band or stuff I’m listening to and the simplicity of ‘Black Dog’, and you listen to that, and you’re, like, ‘Man…’

Some of the stuff that’s out right now is so good but it’s also so overproduced,” he continued. “I don’t feel that when I listen to any genre music or just in the rock world, [BLACK] SABBATH had the same kick-drum sound as [LED] ZEPPELIN, the same kick-drum sound as AEROSMITH, the same guitar sound — they all had the same guitar sound. It bothers me that so much stuff sounds the same, yet it’s also really good — really good hooks, really aggressive, really exciting. And so when I hear some younger bands — like, people will throw on GRETA VAN FLEET, for example. What everybody liked about that is it was just simple and raw and passionate, that first EP. And the same with THE STRUTS and stuff like that. There was some innocence to it. And I think that there’s so much technology out there that we can fall prey to making it perfect. And I would love to make maybe some imperfect music.”

He also added the following when asked if the band plan to play more shows after their stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett:

“I know we’re gonna tour next year, and that’s gonna take us from June 19th to sometime in September. And then winter sets in, and we’re in America, so there’s nowhere else to play — unless we can go to other countries where it’s summertime or spring or fall there. But what’s gonna happen with COVID? So I don’t know right now. I do know what’s happening in America. I don’t know what’s going on in Europe or South America or Mexico [or] Australia [or] New Zealand.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil “Back Home And Resting” After Recently Falling Off Stage

As previously reported, Vince Neil ended up falling off stage during his October 15 set at the Monsters On The Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, TN. Now, Mötley Crüe have shared a new update on the singer’s condition:

“Vince is back home and resting after breaking a few ribs on Friday night. Our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and ready to rock in ‘22!! 🖤🤘”

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Falls Off Stage During Monsters On The Mountain Festival In Tennessee

During his October 15 set at the Monsters On The Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, TN, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) ended up falling off the stage. According to TMZ, “there was a small gap between the speaker and the stage that Vince didn’t see and he fell through the crevice onto the floor.” One of his roadies and a security guard helped him back up and he limped away before an ambulance took him to the hospital. His solo band reportedly finished the set with guitarist Jeff Blando on vocals. Bassist Dana Strum told the crowd the following [via Blabbermouth]:

“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. Now, that sucks for us, and him. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘Don’t do it.’ Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.”

Mötley Crüe Share “Live Wire” From Upcoming Digital Remaster Of “Too Fast For Love”

Mötley Crüe will be releasing a digital remaster of their debut album “Too Fast For Love” on November 10. The effort can be pre-ordered HERE and an updated version of “Live Wire” can be found below:

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.

Vince Neil Using New Fat-Burning Treatment To Get In Shape For Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour

Vince Neil is preparing for Mötley Crüe’s upcoming stadium tour by using Emsculpt Neo. According to Blabbermouth, that fat-burning method is “a revolutionary new treatment which supposedly builds muscle and reduces fat using both radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies.” Swagger also offered more information:

“[The Emsculpt Neo procedure] is done in-office, is needle-free, and does not require any downtime. The technology uses energy waves that cause your muscles to fire up to 20,000 times per 30-minute session for simultaneous deep tissue muscle building, remodeling, and fat burn.”