Nikki Sixx announces ‘The First 21’ book, due out in October

Nikki Sixx‘s next book has a title and release date.

The memoir is called The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, and is due out October 19. As its title suggests, the book finds the Mötley Crüe telling the story of his first 21 years.

“You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery,” Sixx says. “All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and roll stardom and my life in one of the world’s biggest bands. 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,” he continues. “I believe our first twenty-one years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first twenty-one, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.”

The First 21 is Sixx’s third book, following 2007’s The Heroin Diaries and 2011’s This Is Gonna Hurt. He’s also a co-author of the 2001 collective Mötley Crüe autobiography The Dirt, which inspired the 2019 film of the same name.

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