New Nikki Sixx Heroin Diaries podcast
When MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and his new band SIXX: A.M. sat down to write the soundtrack for Sixx’s “The Heroin Diaries”, the band used the book as a road map for the songs. In the second episode of “The Heroin Diaries” podcast, Nikki, James Michael, and DJ Ashba explain that everything from the Persian heroin Nikki was shooting to the amazing art in the book guided the songwriting process.
Check out the new episode of “The Heroin Diaries” podcast here (Quicktime required).
As previously reported, an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star” can be accessed at this location. It includes the official press release, new band photos, a 32-page downloadable excerpt from the book, the “Life Is Beautiful” video and video highlights from the July 16 press conference all in one.
Due September 18 via MTV/VH1 Pocket Books, a division of Simon And Schuster, “The Heroin Diaries” offers an unflinching and utterly gripping look at Sixx’s descent into drug addiction with a soundtrack, featuring James Michael and DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), to match. The book is a tell-all, drawn from Nikki’s 1986 and ’87 journals.
Sixx found the diaries in storage and spent years compiling them for the book. He said he sees them more as a commentary on the record business than as a portrait of a lurid rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
The album will be released by Eleven/Seven Music and distributed by ADA, with a portion of proceeds donated to Nikki’s Running Wild in the Night, a fundraising initiative for Covenant House.