A video clip of Nikki Sixx unboxing the limited-edition deluxe vinyl version of the 10th-anniversary edition of SiXX:A.M.'s "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack" can be seen below.
Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx's journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant.
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".
Said 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. But the truth is, writing 'The Heroin Diaries' saved my life too.”
Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter),DJ Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) and 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 includes the #1 hit single "Life Is Beautiful", which 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 world.
"The Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack" by SIXX:A.M. was released October 27 via Eleven Seven Music as a digital album, CD and CD/DVD. All music configurations feature new artwork, personal notes from the band and include three newly re-imagined tracks: "Life Is Beautiful 2017", "Accidents Can Happen 2017" and "Girl With Golden Eyes 2017".