Im six or seven years old, walking down a street in L.A. with my
mother. We pass by an amputee. I gaze at her, transfixed.
"Dont stare," my mother says. "Why not?" I say.
"Shes beautiful." After exploring the horrible depths
humanity is capable of reaching, Sixx has a renewed appreciation of
the beauty and vibrancy that surrounds us all, and has discovered
that it can be found in the unlikeliest of places. This Is Going to
Hurt is his path out of the darkness; but unlike typical
"saved" rockstar memoirs, Sixx proves he is still very
much a dirty, crazy, wild man. Looking for a medium to replace the
drugs that had been coursing through his veins for so many years,
Sixx picked up a camera and hasnt stopped capturing his vision of
hope. This is Going to Hurt features many of the photos depicting
what he considers beautiful: the raw emotion of a young prostitute,
the pride of a morbidly obese woman, the poetic irony of a
homeless, armless man asking for a hand. This compendium will
connect with his millions of fans, and is intended to inspire them
the way that Sixx himself has been inspired. It is a self-help book
as written by William S. Burroughs; it is a close-up of the
underbelly of the beautiful swan; it is a tribute to what makes
life worth living. Without ugliness there would be no beauty, and
Nikki Sixx sees that as reason enough to examine the definition for
himself. This Is Going to Hurt is that examination, and a hell of
one at that.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2011. 209 p. w. col. and duo tone photos and ill.
Abmessung: 24mm x 210mm x 264mm
Geboren als Frank Ferrana, wuchs Nikki Sixx in Seattle auf und zog im Alter von 17 Jahren nach Los Angeles. 1981 gründete er dort mit seinem Freund Tommy Lee die legendäre Rock-Band "Mötley Crüe" und übernahm den Bass. Heute ist er Familienvater und mit vielen Projekten beschäftigt, zu denen Songwriting, Filmbusiness, eine neue Band, eine Modelinie und natürlich die weiterhin aktiven "Mötley Crüe" zählen.
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