Nikki Sixx and SIXX:A.M. have are celebrating the 10th anniversary The Heroin Diaries book and soundtrack via PledgeMusic. Today (Aug 21st) marks a decade since Sixx released his drug-soaked New York Times best selling memoir The Heroin Diaries and since SIXX:A.M. released the soundtrack. This fall, the book will be reissued and the album will be updated in multiple formats.
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition is available October 24th via Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster and brings to light Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s story of addiction to opiods. In 2001, the bassist got sober, so with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever, Sixx’s journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant.
The Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack by SIXX:A.M. will be available October 27th via Eleven Seven Music as a digital album, CD and CD/DVD. A limited edition vinyl package will also come later this year. All music configurations feature new artwork and personal notes from the band and include three newly re-imagined tracks, such as “Life Is Beautiful 2017,” “Accidents Can Happen 2017″ and Girl With Golden Eyes 2017.” The DVD features behind the scenes footage of the group making the album with original video content.
PledgeMusic has a variety of pre-order packages available including signed book and album physical copies, limited test pressings, a personal journal featuring each band member, numbered casebound book, limited edition lithograph and more.
“The truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too.”
Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album Girls Girls Girls, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band SIXX:A.M., and Sixx’s nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.
“Over the last ten years I’ve met so many people who have thanked me for The Heroin Diaries and say that it saved their lives,” explains Sixx. “But the truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too.”
Journey back again into this mega–New York Times bestselling survivor’s story in one of the most “harrowing” (Rolling Stone) and “heartbreaking” (The New York Times) memoirs of addiction ever published and the soundtrack it inspired. The once-shattered rock star shares raw and mesmerizing journal entries from the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again. In never-before-seen photos and exclusive new chapters, Sixx reflects on his decade of sobriety in this expanded 10th anniversary edition of the book.
SIXX:A.M. also celebrates its ten year anniversary with the re-release of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition. Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter), Dj Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) Nikki Sixx (bassist, songwriter), the group initially came together to write, record, and co-produce The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, which sold over 300,000 copies, and the #1 hit single, “Life Is Beautiful,” became radio’s most played rock song of 2008. Over the past decade SIXX:A.M. has become a full-fledged global rock powerhouse, releasing four additional albums, multiple Top 5 hits and playing the biggest festivals and arenas around the globe.
The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Sixx and Heavy Metal announced at this year’s ComicCon San Diego, will present The Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley and illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, and Keiron Dwyer.
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