The paperback edition of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's memoir, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star", will be released on October 28, 2008. Fans can pre-order their copy at the official Nikki Sixx online store.
"The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star" (originally released September 18, 2007 via MTV Pocketbooks/Simon & Schuster) debuted at #7 on The New York Times Book Review non-fiction best-seller list.
Twenty-five percent of the book's profits are being donated to Running Wild In The Night — Sixx's fundraising initiative for Covenant House California, which helps keep runaway, abused and abandoned youth off the streets.
The 400-plus page book, written in part with journalist Ian Gittins, is a brutally honest look at Sixx's hellish year, one which saw him overdose and be declared clinically dead at one point while MÖTLEY CRÜE toured behind its "Girls, Girls, Girls" album. The book also features interviews Gittins did with bandmates, friends and family members, interviews Sixx says pull no punches.
"They would say things like, 'He was undependable, he was a bit of a dictator when it came to the music but I love Nikki,' " Sixx told Sun Media. "I'm like, 'That's a fucking waste of my time!' Let's get into the meat of it and get into it. Ian got in there and really pulled out what was going on and peeling away all the stuff that's going on now."