Nikki Sixx
Musician/Bassist, songwriter, Clothes designer, author, photographer, President of Eleven Seven Music
Nikki Sixx
Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, author, fashion designer, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder and bassist of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming Mötley Crüe, Sixx was a member of Sister before going on to form London with his Sister band mate Lizzie Grey.
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Jill Kargman Climbs a "Stairway to Cabaret" at the Café Carlyle
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Not sure whether or not Jill Kargman would riff on the Led Zepplin classic "Stairway to Heaven," I had to admit, the comedienne, creator of Bravo's Odd Mom Out, and author of Sprinkle Glitter on my Grave brought something different to the Café Carlyle. The set list, for example, featured only eight songs. Kargman is gifted at stand up, weaving songs and stories together into a funny, entertaining evening, spoken from the perspective of an East Side mom at odds with the prevailing ethos. Tales of a Southern nanny named Sue, a Bulgarian make up artist, and a trip to Disneyworld gave new meaning to Jon Bon Jovi/ Richie Sambora's "Wanted Dead or Alive," the Alice Cooper, Desmond Child, John McCurry hit "Poison," and Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee's "Girls, Girls, Girls." Eschewing cabaret convention, Kargman did away with a ceremonial introduction to her band: musical director Marco Paguia on piano under the direction of Trip Cullman, flying by their mention. And, there was no enco ...
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My Favorite Room: Nikki and Courtney Sixx let others do the entertaining in their home theater
LATimes - 6 months
A tricked-out screening room was so important to bassist Nikki Sixx and his wife, Courtney, that they wouldn’t consider buying a house without it, or the space to build one.   They found the right home two years ago in Westlake Village, spending $4.125 million on a 10,300-square-foot mansion with...
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Prince death sets off heavy metal feud
Yahoo News - 9 months
The death of Prince has set off a feud in a very different realm of the music world with members of metal giants Motley Crue and Kiss taking each other to task. The rift began when Gene Simmons, bassist of makeup-clad glam rockers Kiss, called Prince's April 21 death "pathetic" and described it as a choice because of the pop icon's reported use of painkillers. Simmons, who is known for right-leaning views and earlier this year disparaged rap as an art form, apologized for his remarks about Prince but was hit by a stinging rebuke from Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.
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Hinder Premieres New Single “Intoxicated” In Support of ‘When the Smoke Clears’
Icon vs. Icon - almost 2 years
HINDER have unveiled their new single ‘Intoxicated’ on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, one of the most widely-syndicated rock radio programs in the United States. The hard-hitting, true-to-form heavy rock anthem appears on the multi-platinum band’s upcoming fifth studio album, When the Smoke Clears, out May 12 via The End Records/ADA. Says lead vocalist Marshal […]
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Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx Explain Why Motley Crue Are Calling it Quits
Rolling Stone - about 3 years
Yesterday Mötley Crüe announced their Final Tour – the only chance to see the iconic Hollywood heavy rockers' last-ever live shows Indeed the notion of an end for Mötley Crüe was emphasized by the Grand Guignol theatrics of the event the band members – drummer Tommy Lee guitarist Mick Mars frontman Vince...
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Motley Crue calling it quits, planning huge farewell tour - Fox News
Google News - about 3 years
San Francisco Chronicle Motley Crue calling it quits, planning huge farewell tour Fox News The band, who has been together for 33 years, announced on Tuesday that they are retiring, but they will do a massive farewell tour first. Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars made the announcement at a heavily promoted press conference on ... Don't go away mad: Motley Crue breaks up, announces farewell tourThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concertsWashington Post Motley Crue Promise to Never Reunite After Next TourRollingStone.com MarketWatch all 63 news articles »
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Nikki Sixx Talks Motley Crue's Farewell
Rolling Stone - over 3 years
Mötley Crüe will wrap up their second Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Joint this weekend The LA quartet’s plans after that are up in the air but the end is nigh for the group Frontman Vince Neil said over the summer that the band was planning a farewell tour...
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Nikki Sixx: Mötley Crüe’s new Vegas show may be too hot
Fox News - over 3 years
Iconic ‘80s metal band Mötley Crüe has settled into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for an exclusive engagement at the Joint, playing 12 shows through October 6. But bass player Nikki Sixx told FOX411 things got really heated during one rehearsal.
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Failed Promises For Early Education Programs
NPR - almost 4 years
President Obama says he wants to make quality early education available to every child in America. But a new study shows state funding for pre-kindergarten programs dropped by over a half a billion dollars from 2011 to 2012. Host Michel Martin finds out more about the cuts and the consequences. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Vince Neil Hospitalized
Popeater - almost 4 years
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was rushed to the hospital today (March 10), his bandmates revealed on Twitter. Neil, 52, fell ill with suspected kidney stones during a performance in Australia and had to be taken to the emergency room to receive care. Nikki Sixx apologized to fans on the social media site, writing: Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progress. — Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 10, 2013 Motley Crue member Mick Mars also took to Twitter to apologize to concert-goers, explaining, "Vince had an attack of kidney stones. He went straight from stage to the hospital." Motley Crue is currently touring Australia with fellow rockers Kiss and Thin Lizzy. The group was playing a second gig at Sydney's Allphones Arena when Neil started experiencing pain.
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Who Wore It Best: Kat Von D or Kristen Stewart?
US Magazine - about 4 years
Copycat couture! At Sunday's 55th Annual Grammy Awards in L.A., tattoo artist Kat Von D gave audiences a sense of deja vu when she donned 10 Crosby by Derek Lam's long-sleeve plaid print dress. The once-wed star, 30, attended the event with her fiance, Deadmau5, whose > Album Title Goes Here < was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album. VIDEO: Kat Von D walks the red carpet at the Grammys Unfortunately for the former TLC reality star (whose famous exes include Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and West Coast Choppers CEO Jesse James), this wasn't the first time that particular dress had been photographed on the red carpet; Kristen Stewart wore the same look on May 16, 2012, during a photo call for Snow White and the Huntsman in Berlin, Germany. PHOTOS: Kristen Stewart's red carpet style evolution There were some subtle differences between the two stars' outfits: Stewart opted for black Christian Louboutin pumps and added a black, military-style belt from the McQ Alex ...
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Courtney Bingham shows off her HUGE six carat engagement ring as she celebrates engagement to Motley Crew's Nikki Sixx
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The model is celebrating her engagement to Motley Crue legend Nikki Sixx, who popped the question during a Thanksgiving trip to the isle of St Barts in the Caribbean.
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Kat Von D Has Herself A New Man
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Kat Von D has got herself a new man. Von D, the tattooed beauty who became famous for her show "L.A. Ink," is now dating Canadian producer Deadmau5 (real name: Joel Zimmerman). Von D and Deadmau5 met at a party and then began dating, according to Us Weekly. They were photographed walking hand-in-hand in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. "It's going very strong," an insider close to the 31-year-old DJ told the magazine. "He's really into her." Deadmau5 confirmed the romance on Twitter on Sunday. Yeah, im love... inb4 I find a fuck to give over the Internet implodes over it ;) at least I'm happy! Lol — deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 16, 2012 He followed up the post by sharing some lovey-dovey photos. miss nyankat! twitter.com/deadmau5/statu… — deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 16, 2012 twitter.com/deadmau5/statu… — deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 16, 2012 Von D even tattooed her new man on Wednesday, with a single star under his eye to match her constellation. ...
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Susan Holmes-McKagan: 5 Fabulous Fall Leather Must-haves
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It is that time of year again, when we are edging near cooler nights and tougher looks. First thing, fashion-wise, that comes to my quasi-rocker/designer/writer/fashionista-mom mode of style is bring on the sweater weather and don't forget the leather. This year, more than ever, we're seeing nuances of cool vintage revival (think Hell's Angel biker babe meets Bridget Bardot's sweet yet wild side) strutting down the runways, for some chic leather Renaissance reunion. Here goes my lovely list of luxurious leather must-haves... 1. DOLCE & GABBANA (Sicily Bag) I have a personal vested interest in this always fashion-forward brand that never ceases to put a different spin on utility and style, especially when it comes to their beautiful lambskin leather purses. My love and appreciation for Domenico and Stefano (the founding genius duo behind Dolce & Gabbana that commenced in 1982) was instant. I was a young model living in Paris, visiting their Milano showroom for my ...
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'Baywatch' Star Fears Abduction
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If "Baywatch" babes are not typically drawn to historical legend, then Donna D'Errico is not your typical "Baywatch" babe. D'Errico recently set out on a quest for Noah's Ark in Turkey, but halted the hunt after injuring herself on a mountain and fearing abduction. D'Errico had been traveling along Mount Ararat, where the Ark is said to be hidden, with a documentary film crew, when she suddenly slipped on a rockslide, according to TMZ. Her climbing partner caught her before she fell off a cliff, but it was enough to shake the actress up. "I've just always wanted to climb Mt. Ararat and search for Noah's Ark," she told TMZ. "And I know everybody thinks it's funny and it's a big joke and people don't believe in it ... but I do ... and I've wanted to do it ever since I was a kid." However, bloody cuts and bruises were not all the 44-year-old actress had to worry about. She also feared abduction. D'Errico and her fellow Noah's Ark hunters faced the possibility of be ...
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KISS & Motley Crue's Touching Gesture For Shooting Victims
Huffington Post - over 4 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings. The bands said at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night that they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. The fund was set up to help victims and families who were hurt when a man opened fire July 20 at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora. Twelve people were killed, and 58 were injured. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Paul Stanley of Kiss said in a written statement that they hope their gesture will encourage others to give.
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Nathan Followill, LeBron James, Nikki Sixx and More React to Colorado Shooting
Rolling Stone - over 4 years
After news broke that a gunman opened fire at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora Colo killing 12 and injuring at least 38 celebrities from Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill to actor Chris Evans took to twitter with reactions to the news Rolling Stone has gathered their...
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Courtney Bingham Launches Swim Suit Cover Up Line and Do It Yourself Website
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Super Model Courtney Bingham launches business entitiesLos Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The famed bassist and co- founder of Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx’s beautiful super model girlfriend Courtney Bingham, is not just a beautiful face but an entrepreneur as well. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nikki Sixx
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 55
    Courtney revealed in July 2014 that she and Sixx are planning to have a child, her first.
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    Sixx was joined by co-host Kerri Kasem, from its first episode until March 28, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details On April 2, it was announced that radio personality Jenn Marino would be joining the show in Kasem's place. The show is based in Dallas, Texas in a studio in the Northpark Center. Starting on May 7, 2012, KEGL in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas moved the show to Mornings, making it the only station to carry the show in the mornings at 6 to 10 AM local time instead of the evenings time slot, the show is customized for the Dallas/Fort Worth listeners for broadcast in the mornings on KEGL. Sixx said that bringing Sixx Sense to mornings has always been our goal, Who better to start your morning with than a rock star and a hot chick? It's a dream come true to have a morning show on one of America's best Rock stations., however, one year later, Sixx Sense returned to Evenings at KEGL. In addition, recent episodes of "Sixx Sense" airs 24/7 on its own iHeartRadio streaming page.
  • 2012
    Age 53
    On November 26, 2012, Nikki revealed to the public that he proposed to Courtney while vacationing in St. Bart's. They were married on March 15, 2014.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    On November 4, 2010 Sixx was spotted at the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party in Santa Monica, California with Courtney Bingham, whom he has been dating ever since and they now live together.
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    On August 25, 2010, Sixx issued a statement that their relationship had dissolved.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported on October 19, 2010 that Nikki and Kat had gotten back together. On October 27, 2010 Kat Von D confirmed to USA Today that indeed she and West Coast Choppers owner Jesse James were still together, debunking original reports that she and Sixx had reconciled.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    Sixx was featured on an episode of Von D's reality television show LA Ink in 2008, in which Von D gave him a tattoo of Mick Mars, lead guitarist of Mötley Crüe.
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    Sixx dated tattoo artist Kat Von D from 2008 to 2010.
    More Details Hide Details A few months after their breakup, Sixx and Von D were spotted back together.
    In 2008, Gibson announced a 'limited run' new Nikki Sixx signature bass.
    More Details Hide Details Like the original it features a neck through design made of mahogany and walnut, with maple 'wings' to form the body. Unlike the original 'Blackbird' bass, a clear 'satin black cherry' finish is given to the instrument, with red 'slash' X's on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 12th frets. A mirror pickguard is also applied, with a red signature and two X's (6 x's on the whole bass) is also a new addition. Unlike the Gibson Blackbird, the new signature featured volume and tone controls, the 'opti-grab', and an on/off switch. His inspiration to use the Gibson Thunderbird came from Pete "Overend" Watts of Mott the Hoople and John Entwistle of The Who. His first Gibson Thunderbird was a white 1976 model. He would light it on fire with pyro gel during early Mötley Crüe shows, (when they were still a club band) and it finally just disintegrated. He used Fender Precision basses and Rickenbacker basses before he had his first Thunderbird.
    Along with Big & Rich (John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin), and James Otto, Sixx co-wrote "Ain't Gonna Stop" for Otto's 2008 Sunset Man CD on Warner Bros/Raybaw Records.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2011, Sixx is scheduled to appear on the live streaming video site backBEAT. Sixx is most often seen playing Gibson Thunderbird basses. Between 2000 and 2003 Gibson produced the Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird. The Gibson Blackbird was for all intents and purposes a standard Thunderbird bass, but with a satin black finish, Iron Crosses on the fretboard instead of dots, an Iron Cross behind the classic Thunderbird logo, and Nikki Sixx's 'opti-grab' (a metal loop installed behind the bridge for hooking the little finger onto while playing). What also made this bass interesting was the lack of volume or tone controls, being replaced by a single on/off switch. Although subtle, this helped give this Blackbird more tone and a higher output. This model was discontinued in 2003, but has recently been put back in production as the Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird. Cosmetically the Epiphone Blackbird is identical to the Gibson original, but with a bolt-on single ply neck, solid mahogany body, different pickups and lower grade parts and manufacturing. The Epiphone model still kept the 'opti-grab,' designed and made first by his bass technician Tim Luzzi, and single on/off switch of the Gibson original.
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In September 2007, Sixx released a book titled The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, a collection of his journal entries from 1986 and 1987 (when his heroin addiction was at its most dangerous).
    More Details Hide Details Written with British journalist Ian Gittins, it presents the present-day viewpoints of his bandmates, friends, ex-lovers, caretakers, business associates and family as they respond to specific passages. The book debuted at #7 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
    The band made their live debut at Crash Mansion on July 16, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details They performed five songs from the album, with former Beautiful Creatures drummer Glen Sobel filling in on drums. On April 15, 2008, Sixx:A.M. announced they would be touring as part of Mötley Crüe's Crüe Fest. The tour began on July 1, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Florida. During Crüe Fest, Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo served as a touring drummer for the band. A deluxe tour edition of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released on November 25, 2008, which included a bonus live EP entitled Live Is Beautiful which features recorded performances from the band's summer tour. In April 2009, both Sixx and Michael confirmed that the band were in the studio, recording new material. Sixx added that the new material is "inspiring. it feels like we may have topped ourselves on this album coming up, and can't wait for you to hear what it sounds like."
  • 2006
    Age 47
    They separated again on April 27, 2006 and divorced in June 2007, with D'Errico claiming irreconcilable differences.
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    In 2006, he was one of the songwriters for Meat Loaf's long-awaited album, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.
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    Sixx launched the clothing line "Royal Underground" in 2006 with Kelly Gray, formerly the co-president and house model of St. John.
    More Details Hide Details Initially the label concentrated on men's clothing before expanding into women's while in 2010, Premiere Radio Networks launched nationally syndicated Rock/alternative music radio programs "Sixx Sense" and "The Side Show Countdown" with both based in Dallas, Texas and hosted by Sixx and co-hosted by Jenn Marino.
  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, he collaborated with the Norwegian singer Marion Raven on two songs, "Heads Will Roll" and "Surfing the Sun", for Raven's debut album, Here I Am. A new version of "Heads Will Roll" appeared on Raven's 2006 EP Heads Will Roll and on her 2007 U.S. debut album, Set Me Free.
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    The second Brides of Destruction album, titled Runaway Brides, released in 2005 featured three songs co-written by Sixx during the Here Come the Brides sessions.
    More Details Hide Details Sixx formed the group Sixx:A.M. in 2006, initially to record an audio accompaniment to his autobiography The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, with friends producer/songwriter James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba (Guns N' Roses, formerly of Beautiful Creatures and BulletBoys). They recorded and released The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack in August 2007 through Eleven Seven. The single "Life Is Beautiful" received strong radio and video play peaking at number 2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.
  • 2004
    Age 45
    On October 25, 2004, it was announced that the group were to go on hiatus while Sixx reunited with Mötley Crüe for a reunion tour.
    More Details Hide Details The group continued without Sixx, however, with Guns adding former Amen bassist Scott Sorry to the group as Sixx's replacement.
    After signing a deal with Sanctuary Records, the group released Here Come the Brides in 2004, with the album debuting at number 92 on the Billboard 200 selling over 13,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details A tour of the US, Europe, including an appearance at Download Festival in the United Kingdom, and Australia followed.
  • 2002
    Age 43
    Brides of Destruction were formed by Sixx and Tracii Guns in Los Angeles 2002 initially with the name Cockstar after Mötley Crüe went on hiatus and Guns left L.A. Guns.
    More Details Hide Details Sixx also invited former Beautiful Creatures guitarist DJ Ashba to join the group however he declined to focus on his solo band, ASHBA. Ashba would eventually join Sixx in Sixx:A.M.. After a few lineup changes, that included Sixx's former Mötley Crüe band mate John Corabi, keyboardist Adam Hamilton and drummer Kris Kohls of Adema, the group was composed of Sixx, Guns, singer London LeGrand and drummer Scot Coogan formerly of Ednaswap and Annetenna. They were advised by radio programmers that the name Cockstar would not be announced on air. They briefly adopted the moniker Motordog before settling on Brides of Destruction. They entered the studio with producer Stevo Bruno to begin recording what would become Here Come the Brides. The Brides played their first show opening for Mudvayne and Taproot on November 14, 2002 at the Ventura Theatre in California.
  • 2001
    Age 42
    In May 2001, Sixx addressed the issue and claimed he had apologized to the victim of the incident.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Tommy Lee left the group to form Methods of Mayhem.
  • 2000
    Age 41
    They released one single, titled "Piece of Candy", and their debut album, Diet for a New America, also in 2000 through Sixx's Americoma label and Beyond Records.
    More Details Hide Details The group did not tour and was described by Sixx as "strictly an artistic thing."
    In 2000, Sixx formed the internet based side project 58 with producer Dave Darling, guitarist Steve Gibb (formerly of Black Label Society and Crowbar) and drummer Bucket Baker.
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    He was replaced by former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Randy Castillo with whom they released a new album titled New Tattoo in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The group went on hiatus soon after before reuniting in 2004, during which Sixx declared himself sober. A 2001 autobiography entitled The Dirt packaged the band as "the world's most notorious rock band". The book made the top ten on The New York Times Best Seller list and spent ten weeks there. In 2006, Mötley Crüe completed a reunion tour featuring all four original members and embarked on a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith, called The Route of All Evil. In April 2008, the band announced the first Crüe Fest, a summer tour, that featured Sixx's side project Sixx:A.M., Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt. On June 24, 2008, Mötley Crüe released their ninth and last studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, with Sixx credited as either writer or co-writer on all tracks. The band officially retired in 2015.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 38
    Sixx is controversial for an October 30, 1997 incident at Greensboro Coliseum in which during a Mötley Crüe concert he used racial epithets while goading the audience to physically attack a black security guard for repeatedly punching a female fan.
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  • 1989
    Age 30
    From May 1989 to November 1996, Sixx was married to Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt; they have three children: Gunner Nicholas Sixx (born January 25, 1991), Storm Brieann Sixx (born April 14, 1994), and Decker Nilsson Sixx (born May 23, 1995).
    More Details Hide Details One month after the divorce from Brandt, Sixx married another Playboy Playmate, actress Donna D'Errico. Sixx and D'Errico have one daughter, Frankie-Jean Mary Sixx (born January 2, 2001). D'Errico has a son, Rhyan Jacob (born 1993), from a previous relationship. They separated shortly after their daughter's birth, and reconciled months later when Sixx completed rehab.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 22
    In 1981, Sixx founded Mötley Crüe with drummer Tommy Lee. They were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars through an ad in the local newspaper, and singer Vince Neil, with whom Lee had attended high school. The band self-recorded their debut album, Too Fast for Love, which was subsequently released in November 1981 on the band's own Leathür Records label.
    More Details Hide Details After signing with Elektra Records they re-released the album. The band then went on to record and release Shout at the Devil, raising the band to national fame. They issued three more albums during the 80's, Theatre of Pain in 1985 and Girls, Girls, Girls in 1987, and Dr. Feelgood in September 1989. The latter ended up being their most successful record, staying in the charts for 114 weeks after its release. During his time with Mötley Crüe, Sixx became addicted to heroin. He is quoted in The Heroin Diaries as saying: "Alcohol, acid, cocaine... they were just affairs. When I met heroin it was true love." He estimates he overdosed "about half a dozen times". After releasing the compilation album Decade of Decadence in 1991, Neil departed the group and was replaced by John Corabi formerly of The Scream. They released one self titled album with Corabi, in 1994, before firing him in 1996. They then returned with Neil, with whom they released Generation Swine in 1997.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 19
    Sixx and Grey formed the group London soon afterwards, in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, he legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx. After a number of lineup changes, London added former Mott the Hoople singer Nigel Benjamin to the group recording a 16-track demo in Burbank. After the departure of Benjamin, along with the failure to find a replacement, Sixx departed London. The group would go on to feature Sixx's former Sister bandmate Blackie Lawless (later of W.A.S.P.), Izzy Stradlin (then of Hollywood Rose, later of Guns N' Roses) and drummer Fred Coury (later of Cinderella). In 2000, a number of the London demos recorded with Sixx were included on London Daze by Spiders & Snakes, led by former London guitarist Lizzie Grey.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Sixx was born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. on December 11, 1958 in San Jose, California.
    More Details Hide Details He is of Italian ancestry on his father's side. Sixx was partially raised by his single mother, Deana Richards, and by his grandparents after his father left the family. Nikki later moved in with his grandparents after his mother abandoned him. Sixx relocated several times while living with his grandparents. Nikki's uncle, husband of Deana's sister Sharon, is Don Zimmerman, producer and president of Capitol Records. Nikki has one (half) brother Rodney Anthony Feranna (born 1966). Sixx grew up listening to Deep Purple, Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, and later discovered T.Rex, David Bowie and Slade. While living in Jerome, Idaho, he became a teenage vandal, breaking into neighbors' homes, shoplifting, and being expelled from school for selling drugs. His grandparents sent him to live with his mother, who had moved to Seattle. He lived there for a short time, and learned how to play the bass guitar having bought his first instrument with money gained from selling a guitar he had stolen.
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