NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR NIKKI SIXX RELEASES NEW BOOK, THIS IS GONNA HURT TODAY
Rockers Duff McKagan and Jacoby Shaddix Guest Host Sixx’s Hit Radio Show While He Embarks on Book Signing Tour Accompanying New Sixx:A.M. Album This Is Gonna Hurt Coming May 3rd
Two-time New York Times bestselling author Nikki Sixx has released his new book This Is Gonna Hurt: Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx (William Morrow) today. As a real artist who through quality of content has achieved International success on multiple platforms in a world of YouTube and TV talent competitions, Sixx’s “other” band Sixx:A.M. will be releasing This Is Gonna Hurt, the album soundtrack to the book, on May 3rd via Eleven Seven Music. The album’s lead single, “Lies of the Beautiful People” is top five at rock radio following Sixx:A.M.’s “Life Is Beautiful,” which was the most played rock track of 2008.
As a tribute to Sixx’s institutionalized sister, the book and album are for everyone who has ever looked at themselves or others and judged from the outside. This Is Gonna Hurt explores what true beauty is and embracing our own power around that. Written entirely by Nikki with no ghostwriter, the book is part journal, part memoir, part social commentary and features his original photography. With various themes such as society’s concept of beauty, art, creativity, addiction, love, family and the process of dealing with one’s demons, Nikki’s most honest and raw moment comes from his exploration of his relationship with his disabled sister – and her subsequent death and the profound impact she had on Nikki’s personal and professional outlook on life.
“I love being inspired, so this book or this album or any of the pieces of this mad puzzle can inspire somebody to do something they’ve actually wanted to do – To play a guitar, or pick up a pen, or pick up a paintbrush, or pick up your feet and head where you want to go…That’s exciting for me.” – Nikki Sixx
Beginning with Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles tonight, Sixx will be heading on an eleven-city book signing tour (Please see below for a complete list of cities and dates). While Sixx is out, rocker friends Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded, Velvet Revolver) and Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) will be filling in as guest hosts for Sixx’s syndicated hit radio show Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx (Premiere Networks). For more information on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx please visit www.sixxsense.com.
Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member and bassist of Mötley Crüe, New York Times best selling author with The Heroin Diaries and the accompanying soundtrack with Sixx:A.M., co-founder of rock fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. The creative force behind a multitude of projects, Nikki never stops inventing new ways to express himself. Mediums such as his books, radio shows, music, photography and others have given Nikki the ability to fully develop as an artist. In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Nikki Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits tying together various projects.
**CHECK OUT This Is Gonna Hurt: The Documentaries From Nikki Sixx and Sixx:A.M. presented by Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/this-is-gonna-hurt-the-documentaries
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THIS IS GONNA HURT BOOK TOUR:
Wednesday, April 13th — Seattle, WA
Location: University Book Store; 4326 University Way NE; Seattle, WA 98105
Thursday, April 14th — San Francisco, CA
Location: Book Passage; One Ferry Building; San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 15th — Phoenix, AZ
Location: Barnes and Noble; 21001 N Tatum Blvd; Phoenix, AZ 85050
Saturday, April 16th — Dallas, TX
Location: Barnes and Noble — Lincoln Park Shopping Center; 7700 West Northwest Highway;Dallas, TX 75225
Monday, May 2nd — Ridgewood, NJ
Location: Bookends; 211 E. Ridgewood Ave.; Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tuesday, May 3rd — New York, NY
Location: Borders Columbus Circle; 10 Columbus Circle; New York, NY
Wednesday, May 4th — Washington DC
Location: Barnes and Noble; 555 12th Street NW; Washington, DC 20004
Thursday, May 5th — Philly, PA
Location: Barnes And Noble; 1805 Walnut St.; Philadelphia, PA 19103
Friday, May 6th — Boston, MA
Location: Boston University Book Store; 660 Beacon Street; Boston, MA 02215
Saturday, May 7th — Toronto, ONT
Location: Chapters Festival Hall; 142 John Street