- Also check our best rated Photography Book reviews
This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx Paperback – 5 Mar 2013
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Back Cover
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.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
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.
Unlike the Heroin Diaries, this book is inspired by the theme running through the accompanying album, rather than the other way around.
Overall this is an interesting and worthy successor to The Heroin Diaries, although very different. Those that have kept up with Sixx since Mötley Crüe reformed in the early 2000's will probably be aware of what to expect. Those looking to get into Sixx's published output for the first time may be better directed to the Heroin Diaries as a place to start.
His photography is awe-inspiring, and I love the fact that he has combined some moments from his life and his way of thinking to stand alongside his beautiful, thought-provoking art work. It's like somebody has said: 'This is my world. Come and go as you please, it may help, it may not - I don't care. But here it is, and I make no apologies for it'.
He's so rock'n'roll, and in the sense of what Rock'n'Roll SHOULD be, not just what it is. This should be a favourite among people who are both intelligent but feel outsiderish. I love both just flicking through the pictures as well as taking my time over chapters, because it's like Alice down the Rabbit Hole with someone's head.
Awesome. Worth the investment to help you start up on your own artistic ideas.
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!
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews