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.