Sikki Nixx

So I was checking out some of Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx’s photography as he’s gone all artsy in his Kat Von Dee dating, sobriety saturated rebirth- it’s cool, he’s always been a trend setter and looked pretty bad ass over the years, The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries are worth a read if you haven’t already, I used to refer to the Dirt as my bible but after reading a zillion rock biography’s since, boasting about their drug fueled past it all gets a bit boring. Still Nikki is a top dude and I can say that with conviction as I had the privilege of meeting him a few years ago but alas I’m blabbering- One shot in particular caught my eye and I wanted to share it-

He’s got quite a dark edgy vibe to his work but I really think he’s got an eye for setting up cool looking shots. He was always the creative core of Motley Crue and has been cramming allot into his life recently with Books, Side project ‘SIXX AM’, the constantly touring Crue, clothes line ‘Royal Underground’ and his regular radio chat show ‘Sixx Sense’.

Nikki Sixx was kind of a big deal to me growing up, he was everything I wanted to be and even though, as time goes by, tastes change and opinions alter I have always kept myself aware of what he was doing and he’s still bad ass at 51 years of age!

I even went as far as getting the Sixxmeister inked on my arm (which I hid when I met him as I thought it was a bit embarrassing…!) He’s nestled among tattoos of Iggy Pop and Gene Simmons, Anyway check out some of his work, the visuals scattered throughout his book ‘The Heroin Diaries’ are very cool indeed.

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About High Velocity Trifle

My friends call me Sammy Lee but I was born Lee Tomlinson, I play drums in loads of bands and have done since I was 12, music is an obsession of mine, I try to balance it with my other love which is design; digital / hand drawn illustration / photography / video... I love to be creative and get excited when I see other peoples clever use of imagery, whether it be a piece of graffiti, a billboard, a magazine advertisement, brand logo design, an original/against the grain adornment of style, not to mention a well executed shamrock in the head of a pint of Guinness... What? Music and design share many similarities and as a working musician and design degree student I intend on creating work that depicts this as I try to establish myself as a graphic designer. I studied graphic design at ND level after leaving school and since then I have concentrated my efforts on playing music- this has been frustrating to say the least but also given me some incredible moments to cherish- I have some road stories and varied success with a few artists. The music industry leaves you with a very sour, synthetic taste after a while... Kinda like Sambuca but less flammable, but I was fortunate to record in many of London's legendary studio's and play in some great venues. After nearly ten years of sacrificing a decent wage (and occupation) playing music full time, I now want to focus more on my design work and put more of my artistic energy into this area/platform from which to be creative. There will always be critics and confidence breakers in every creative field but at least with creative design you don't have to deal with LSD (lead singer disease) ego platforms, dodgy promoters, touring up and down the country with hairy smelly wannabe rock stars and lugging instruments too and fro setting up only to find out the total attendance at that particular gig is the bar staff and the support band... I don't agree with that in the workplace!
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