NIKKI SIXX Talks About 'The Heroin Diaries', MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion

March 5, 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx recently spoke to about his soon-to-be-published book of journal entries, dubbed "The Heroin Diaries", which he expects to have out by Christmas.

"It starts on Christmas morning 1986 with me sitting in front of a Christmas tree alone, shooting up heroin," Sixx said. "I'm sitting there thinking, 'I've done sold-out stadiums. I'm all over MTV. I'm in one of the hugest new bands there is, and I'm alone on Christmas morning with no decorations and no presents. Just me and my needle.'

"Basically it ends where it began," Sixx added. "It was three days after I'd had a [near-fatal] heroin overdose, and I'm sitting there in front of the Christmas tree again doing the same thing I was doing the year before, and I think I really had a revelation at that moment that I had to stop. It was a real pinnacle moment in my life."

"If you read this book, you will never do drugs," he said. "Shitting your pants and throwing up all over yourself, and the detox, and the psychosis, and a lot of the other stuff in this book is just not glamorous."

In addition to "The Heroin Diaries", Sixx has been keeping busy sorting out the deals to converting the best-selling MÖTLEY CRÜE biography "The Dirt" into a motion picture. Nikki said he thinks "The Dirt" will come out next year and that he hopes it'll be accompanied by a MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour.

"It's gotta be the full band," he said. "I'm not gonna put together a half-assed version. I just know that when all four of us are onstage something magical happens. If everybody wants to experience that magic one last time behind the movie, I think that would be great."

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