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Nikki Sixx - 'This Is Gonna Hurt' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/54/5b/0c/1465_thisisgonnahurtnikkisixx_1311361694.jpg Hot

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This beautifully produced tome follows his excellent 'The Heroin Diaries'.

Nikki Sixx is probably the most likable member of Motley Crue, and while Vince Neil comes across as an arrogant and money obsessed bore in his recent autobiography, Sixx is modest and interesting. This beautifully produced tome follows his excellent 'The Heroin Diaries' and is a part journal and part photography book. The photos are really good, albeit quite dark in theme, but what they show are the kinds of things that have influenced him and his music over the years. You feel almost like a voyeur gaining insight into Sixx's private thoughts and diary entries. Perhaps there could be some more information on the photos themselves but the anecdotes and personal nuggets of information are very readable and enlightening.

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Whereas other members of Crue don't always come across as especially nice people in past publications, Sixx is aware of his own flaws. Sure, some of it reads like pseudo-spiritual garbage typical of rock stardom, but Sixx is a likeable fella. This is not 'The Dirt,' Crue's famed rock memoir, but something far more personal - and different too. Both 'This Is Gonna Hurt' and 'The Heroin Diaries' make excellent companions and seem to be part of Sixx's healing process as he comes to grips with everything that has happened in his life. As the only one not to have released a book, I wonder when Mick Mars will get down to writing and publishing his own version of events?

Neil Daniels

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