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This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx by [Sixx, Nikki]
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This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx is part photo, part journal—but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling photography and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Combining the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller, The Heroin Diaries, with a photographic journey, This Is Gonna Hurt chronicles Sixx's experiences—from his early years filled with toxic waste, to his success with Mötley Crüe, to his overdose and eventual rebirth through music, photography, and love.

About the Author

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Today he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, and a coauthor of the Mötley Crüe book, The Dirt. Nikki Sixx is also a nationally syndicated radio host of Sixx Sense, writer, artist, photographer, and still loyal member of the Crüe.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 25564 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (12 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HD61IQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #200,101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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well i have been waiting so long for this book and im not to sure what to think! (i hate to kinda be sat on the fence sorry)
i loved the photography in the book, but i was just left felling that i hadnt seen anything new (if you follow nikki on twitter, myspace etc you will have seen most of the photos on there!) i just wish there was more of it. i liked his writting in the book alot of it made me think, as its not to different to how my mind works (i dont know if i should admit that haha!). all in all the book was an easy read, and i enjoyed it! i was left wanting to give him a big hug when you get to the parts about his relationship but also like i should be reading that part almost like a voyer. i would recommend this book i enjoyed it and as i have said i enjoyed the photography although i do wish there was more info on the models and what made him make these images etc! i look foward to the next book but you need to push the boundries more!
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Love Nikki Sixx's writings. More books please. Artisticly pleasing and a pleasure to read. I agree with another reviewer that it would have been interesting to have had a bit more background information on some of the people in his photos.
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For a rock star, he makes an amazing author! I really enjoyed this book and his first one, as someone who has an addiction-not hard drugs like Nikki or his band mates-but prescription pain killers for a damaged spine and the chronic pain that comes with it. Wanting that relief and the high from the tablets kicking in, as much as its medicinal, it can be recreational too, I joke with my friends of being on one helluva Merry Go Round during the hit and I know when it's worn off too, everything in life gets on my last nerve. After reading this inspirational, amusing, informative book I'm concentrating more on the medicinal side of my use of the painkillers. After everything Nikki's been through, he should still be asking himself "why am I still here?" The answer my friend is, to write about your life to stop other addicts taking things too far, prevention rather than a cure, that's why you're still here! There is life after an addiction, you've proved that more than once, find a purpose that gives something back unless it finds you by accident.
This book is for all Motley Crue fans, addicts of all kinds and survivors of a f***ed up childhood ;)
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Not exactly sure what I was expecting here - but since Frank and I both went out with the same girl in the early 80's I thought it might be interesting to read his book. What a load of drivel it is too. Bored senseless with this tedious account of his psychological recovery after the recovery for addiction. I don't need lessons in how to live my life, nor do I have much interest in the photography he shoves to the front on most pages. So - unless you are actually looking for the ramblings of an aged rocker....move on to something else. Nothing to see here.
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Ok - first off, this review is based on the Kindle edition of the latest book from the tortured pen of Mr. Nikki Sixx. As the book includes a ton of images from the dirty lens of Sixx himself, you immediately lose some of the impact that is obviously present in the printed version, instead they are relegated to nothing more than business card sized black & white images. However, this is the price you pay for digital versions of books. None the less, the images are still clear and you're not struggling to see what the hell is going on in each shot.

Anyway, this is being touted as a 'rock n' roll self help book', so don't expect lurid tales of sex, drugs & rock n' roll (if you want that, pick up Sixx's other NY Times bestselling book 'The Heroin Diaries' or the Crüe's band autobiography, the most awesome 'The Dirt'), although there is some dirt rubbed into the cracks in this book. To be honest, it was different to what I was expecting, but given time to think about it, Sixx is perfectly positioned to speak about self-help after being in a self proclaimed mental minefield for 20 years. There are nuggets of good information here, but you take out of it whatever you want - he has just put on paper what has tried to do to better himself over recent years. All this interweaved by the aforementioned photography and personal tales of enlightenment.

Sixx does not preach. What he does do is tell you to basically grab life by the throat, live life by your own rules and be inspired. By anything.
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Following Mötley Crüe's biography - 'The Dirt', Mötley Crüe reformed and headed out on the road, although they did not produce much in the way of new music. Instead, Motley Crue's main songwriter, Nikki Sixx, began pursuing other creative interests including revisiting diaries written whilst in the height of his Heroin addition in the 80's, released as the Heroin Diaries in 2007. The material in the diaries inspired Sixx, along with guitarist DJ Ashba, and producer/vocalist James Michael to record an accompaning soundtrack album under the name of Sixx:AM.
Both projects were hugely successful, and when the promotional cycle ended for the book and album, Sixx:AM began looking into the idea of a new album.
The lyrical theme of the album was about finding beauty in things which society may not ordinarily deem attractive or beautiful - explored in the song 'Lies of the Beautiful People' from 'This Is Gonna Hurt' album. This concept inspired Sixx to use his new found passion for photography to create a collection of photographs and musings on this subject - which became the companion book to 'This Is Gonna Hurt'.
Although the Heroin Diaries was an extremely revealing book, detailing the huge impact addiction had on his life, This Is Gonna Hurt can be viewed as more of a creative project, looking at the way society behaves and acts.
The photography itself is very unusual - for previews of some of the type of photography see the cover for the single 'Lies Of The Beautiful People'.
The theme continues visually throughout the book, with Sixx adding thoughts and ideas in a similar journalistic manner as with the Heroin Diaries.
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