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THIS IS GONNA HURT
by Nikki Sixx
Bestselling author, photographer, musician, and radio host of internationally syndicated radio program, “Sixx Sense”, Nikki Sixx is back with the high quality, full color paperback edition of his New York Times bestselling book, THIS IS GONNA HURT: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx (William Morrow Paperbacks / February 12, 2013 /9780062061881 / $19.99).
Looking for a medium to replace the drugs he had used for so many years, Nikki Sixx picked up a camera and began capturing his vision of hope. THIS IS GONNA HURT features many of the photos of what he considers beautiful: a young prostitute, a morbidly obese woman, a homeless man with one arm. Sixx’s talent for photography is undeniable; many of the photos in the book were created utilizing the handcrafted individuality process of wet plate photography.
His idea is to question & challenge society’s established beauty ideals through displaying beauty in a non-traditional way. His hope is to inspire fans the way he has been inspired, and show how he is able to live a vibrant life post-addiction.
This is not a typical post-addiction memoir; for the first time, Sixx is giving readers a glimpse into living the rock star life without drugs. Filled with color photographs he’s taken himself and stories he’s written himself, THIS IS GONNA HURT is an honest look at his life, through his own camera lens. The book is the companion piece to Sixx:A.M.’s highly successful CD of the same name.
ABOUT NIKKI SIXX
Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., two-time New York Times best selling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer, proud father of four and internationally syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown. Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 80-million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out tours, Mötley Crüe’s sold out residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – a first for the hard rock genre – an award-winning Superbowl commercial for Kia, photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious Alexa supplement, and raising several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild In The Night charity for Covenant House California. You can follow him on Twitter @NikkiSixx or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/NikkiSixxOfficial.
THIS IS GONNA HURT
Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx
William Morrow Paperbacks / February 12, 2013 / 9780062061881 / $19.99
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