Author(s): Nikki Sixx
"This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx", is part photo, part journal - but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling photography and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Combining the raw authenticity that defined his "New York Times" bestseller "The Heroin Diaries" with a photographic journey, "This Is Gonna Hurt" chronicles Sixx's experiences - from his early years filled with toxic waste, to his success with Motley Crue, to his death from an OD and his eventual rebirth through music, photography, and love. Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, "This Is Gonna Hurt" offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending-a search that fuels Sixx's being.
Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Motley Crue, the legendary rock band he started with friend Tommy Lee. Today he is a family man with many projects on the side, including songwriting, film, a new band, a clothing line, as well as ongoing work with the Crue. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries.