Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx to Tell ‘The Story You Haven’t Heard’ with New Memoir ‘The First 21’


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Mötley Crüe bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx is the quintessential rock star from one of the most legendary (and infamous) bands to ever pack an arena — and in October, he’ll tell a part of his story that, as of yet, hasn’t been made as readily available as all the tales of rock & roll debauchery that everybody knows about the Crüe.

The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, published by Hachette Books on Oct. 19, aims to fill in some other, more personal aspects of his path to “music icon” status:

“You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock & roll stardom and my life in one of the world’s biggest bands,” said Nikki Sixx in a statement. “This is the story that you haven’t heard. The one that led up to those stories. It’s the intimate, personal story of how an innocent Idaho farm boy with a burning dream and desire — for music, for love, and for fame — became the notorious Nikki Sixx. I believe our first 21 years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first 21, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.”

Added publisher Mary Ann Naples:

“Whether you’re a Mötley Crüe and Nikki Sixx fan or not, if you’re looking for a memoir that transports you back to the Seventies and early Eighties, and that — for those who lived it — will reacquaint you with the vinyl collection your parents threw out in the Nineties, then this is your book, and the larger themes of getting to know who you are and taking control of your identity certainly resonate now in the still-new 2020s.”

Mötley Crüe, meanwhile, will return to the live stage next summer on the rescheduled Stadium Tour alongside Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Heartbreakers and Poison.


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