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    Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:43:56

    Nikki Sixx to Release "This Is Gonna Hurt" Book on April 12th - The companion album is due out May 1oth

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    Syndicated Radio Show Host and glam rock icon Nikki Sixx will release This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx, a follow up to his New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries on April 12th. The book, part photo chronicle and part journal, will be accompanied by the release of an original soundtrack from SIXX: A.M., an 11-track companion piece to the book, which will hit stores May 10th. So it's double the Nikki Sixx pleasure this Spring.

    "I've always had an eye for the oddities in life. Even as a kid I saw the world in my own way and thought most things that were different were beautiful and magical. Even things that other people thought were horrifying and disgusting and weird. . . . People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are," said Sixx. He continues, "I felt the need to bring my visions to life. This project is raw, it's what I see and feel through writing, through photos, through video and through music."

    This Is Gonna Hurt is part photo, part journal but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. The book chronicles Sixx's experience, from references to his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Mötley Crüe, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love along with the journey of photographing these images over the past couple of years.

    "I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time," Sixx writes. "If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt."

    Sixx draws from his pain and sobriety for strength and inspiration as seen and heard in this raw and powerful project. The accompanying similarly titled soundtrack from SIXX: A.M. is a chilling, heavy take on the concept of the book and photography. Throughout all mediums Sixx gives us a glimpse inside his sick and dirty mind.

    This Is Gonna Hurt will include dozens of Nikki's images and will be the first public viewing of his photography. The book and soundtrack both incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see "what life is like for those whom society has labeled as freaks."

    Album Track Listing:
    1. This Is Gonna Hurt
    2. Lies of the Beautiful People
    3. Are You With Me
    4. Live Forever
    5. Sure Feels Right
    6. Deadlihood
    7. Smile
    8. Help Is On the Way
    9. Oh My God 10. Goodbye My Friends
    11. Skin

    Are you planning to get "hurt" on April 12th?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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