SIXX: A.M.: First ‘This Is Gonna Hurt’ Audio Sample Released
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue/Sixx: A.M. has released a teaser clip for his new book “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through The Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx” which is tentatively due out on April 12, 2011. The clip includes the first audio sample of Sixx:A.M.’s new album, which will be released in May in conjunction with “This Is Gonna Hurt”. Some of the songs were inspired by the author’s photographs; others inspired photographs of their own.
“This Is Gonna Hurt” is part photo, part journal — but all Nikki Sixx. In the ARTISTdirect.com interview, Sixx stated about “This Is Gonna Hurt”, “We’re working on the book right now. It’s 99 percent finished. It’s exciting for me because it’s probably got about 150 of my photographs in it as well, so you start to see the tie-in between who I was as a kid and who I am as an adult and then what happened in that journey and how this fucked up brain of mine works.”
“I’ve always had an eye for the oddities in life,” said Sixx. “Even as a kid I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird. . . . People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are.”
“This Is Gonna Hurt” includes a foreword by Sixx’s ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old tattoo artist Kat Von D (born Katherine Von Drachenberg) on “Love and Inspiration.” The book will include more than two dozen of Nikki’s images. He will incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see “what life is like for those whom society has labeled as freaks.”