Monday, September 24, 2007

Nikki Sixx Hits Rock Bottom, Chronicles Trip Down

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – In December, 1987, rocker Nikki Sixx almost died on stage from a drug overdose, and now he’s sharing his journal entries from the decadent year leading up to his infamous, death-defying debauchery.

Sixx – bassist and founding member of glam rock band Motley Crue – has just released his book, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rockstar (MTV Books/ Simon & Schuster), which chronicles his journey into heroin addiction, alcoholism, and depression, using his personal journal entries from his highest days as a rockstar.

These days, Sixx is alive and sober, but he admits that getting to that point has been a lifelong struggle.

Sixx explains, “I was pre-wired to be addictive, and addiction is a disease. I’ve had to cut a lot of people out of my life to get back on track, people who watched me die and didn’t give a f. It’s hard to make choices about your friends, but if they’re making you sink lower, they’re no good for you.”

And while Sixx is strong in his sobriety, he admits there are times when he doesn’t understand how it’s so easy for some people.

He says, “I’ll be with my friends at dinner and see them have one glass of wine and I’m always impressed. I think if that was me 20 years ago, I’d drink four bottles of wine and be humping my dog!”

Sixx’s book, along with The Heroin Diaries soundtrack are now available in stores.

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