Nikki Sixx has posted a new update from his girlfriend, Kat Von D today.
HIGH VOLTAGE TATTOO – the Book! By Kat Von D Some of you may know I’ve been working on writing my first book for the past year, and I finally got a copy of the final product! It’s so crazy to look through it, and realize that all the hard work has finally become a reality! The book is called, High Voltage Tattoo, and is a window into the world of tattooing through my eyes. I had over a hundred of my clients photographed, and have written personal stories behind each of the tattoos, as well as the Do’s and Don’ts everyone should know about when getting tattooed, Famous Tattoo Myths, an autobiographical section telling you how I got where I am today, How to pick your artist, How to pick your artwork, My Tattooing Playlists, and so much more. In the book, you will also see the tattoos I have done on the likes of Bam Margera, Kerry King of Slayer, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Anthrax, Alkaline Trio, Eagles of Death Metal, Margaret Cho, Jeffree Star, Jamie Thomas, Steel Panther, Fireball Ministry, Nikki Sixx, as well as some of my never before seen final tattoos on my all time fave clients! I am so beyond excited to show you guys the book, because it was by far the most emotional roller coaster of a project that I put my time, energy, blood, sweat and tears into. XOXO, Kat Von D High Voltage Tattoo, By Kat Von D will be available January 20th in bookstores nationwide, as well as on The Official Book Tour launching January 18th.
You can preorder “High Voltage Tattoo” at this link.
If you have been wanting to check out Nikki Sixx’s book, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star”, and the price has been too high for you for the hard back book, you are in luck.
On October 28th, A paperback version of the book has been released, and HardRockHideout.com has a copy to give away to one lucky reader!
The Hard back edition of the book debuted at #7 on the New York Times Best Seller List when it was released last September.
The Heroin Diaries is a collection of diary entries written between Christmas of 1986 and Christmas of 1987 chronicling Sixx’s wild lifestyle, drug addiction, descent into paranoia and depression, and his subsequent recovery. The book includes a whole bunch of amazing black-and-white photographs, lyrics, random thoughts and artwork.
You can read the Hard Rock Hideout review of The Heroin Diaries here.
If you would like to put your name in the drawing for a copy of the book, please submit your name and email address in the box below!
“Tomorrow,” which is featured on the hit CD The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, is the follow up to the #1 rock track “Life Is Beautiful” and is a tale of accountability and hope for those battling addiction and for those in recovery. Sixx:A.M. released the CD soundtrack in conjunction with the New York Times bestselling book, The Heroin Diaries.
You can watch a copy of the Sixx A.M. video Tomorrow below.
You can also download a free (legal) copy of the Tomorrow mp3 file at this link!
In the Spring of 2009, Rock ‘N’ Roll Books/APG Distribution will reissue An Education In Rebellion: The Biography Of NIKKI SIXX with an abridgement from 2003 through 2008, including coverage of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s wildly triumphant reunion tour, Sixx’s hugely successful NY Times best-seller the Heroin Diaries, the launch of his clothing line Royal Underground, the band’s first-ever Crüe fest, and recording of the band’s latest studio LP, Saints Of Los Angeles among other goings-on.
The book will feature new, exclusive interview material with Bob Rock, Tommy Lee, James Michael, Scott Humphrey, John Corabi, Dave Darling, and a host of others.
As part of the reissue, a bonus sampler will be included, featuring a mix of Crüe covers and original compositions by Millennium rock/metal bands – unsigned or otherwise – who grew up on and were musically influenced by Mötley Crüe/SIXX A.M.
Along with the aforementioned new acts, the sampler will feature current/former members of Mötley Crüe, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, RATT, CINDERELLA, QUIET RIOT, ROCK & ROLL JUNKIES featuring Neil Wharton, JETBOY, EXODUS, THE SCREAM, and others to be announced.
Interested bands should submit an inquiry (including MySpace link) to email@example.com.
Rock author Joel McIver’s twelfth book, “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists”, will be published globally in January 2009 by Jawbone Press, the world’s leading publisher of guitar titles. Featuring a foreword by Glen Benton of Deicide, the book takes the reader in reverse order from No. 100 to No. 1, the greatest metal guitarist of all time. McIver, a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine, the biggest guitar mag in Europe, based his selection on the technical ability and historical significance of each player and adds that all generations of metal are covered in the book, with the oldest guitarist aged 61 and the youngest a mere 26.
McIver says, “The idea for this book came to me a couple of years ago after I read a list of the supposed 100 best metal guitarists of all time in a popular guitar magazine that should really know better. The list contained all these non-metal guitarists like Neil Young and Kurt Cobain, so I thought, ‘Screw this!’ and wrote my own list, which became an 80,000-word book. The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists features musicians from heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, black metal, power metal, doom metal and grindcore bands and that’s it!”
Jason Fisher of The Gauntlet has posted his extensive video interview with Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the making of Appetite for Destruction author Marc Canter. Filmed at the world famous restaurant, Canter’s in Los Angeles, CA, the interview finds the author talking about the origins of the band and their early days on the Sunset Strip. The book is available now on the Reckless Road website where each order comes with a limited edition poster of the band. There are also five different covers available, each with a different member of the classic line-up.