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FREE EPUB ⚤ The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star à Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co founder of Motley Crue offers an unflinching and gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction It follows him during the year he plunged to rock bottom and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again Where to start with this work of fiction..actually nolike this work of I m gonna dupe my fans because I need the money To start with Nikki Sixx is a massive D Bag He s a 50 year old man and he has no deeper insight of himself or his past than he did when he was a 20 30yr old supposed massive junkie Alarm bells should have rung in my head when he tells the reader that if this book helps one person who is as messed up on junk as he was then releasing this book was all worth it Where to start with this work of fiction..actually nolike this work of I m gonna dupe my fans because I need the money To start with Nikki Sixx is a massive D Bag He s a 50 year old man and he has no deeper insight of himself or his past than he did when he was a 20 30yr old supposed massive junkie Alarm bells should have rung in my head when he tells the reader that if this book helps one person who is as messed up on junk as he was then releasing this book was all worth it Are you shitting me More like i snorted shot up all my money I made from my shitty glam band and the GFC is hit me hard and no one buys my out dated music any so I really need this money and I know that hardcore fans are fanatic enough to buy and believe this shit I don t believe for a second that he looks back at his wild days with man what was I thinking, I really needed help, I was so lost He thinks they were totally awesome and he spends the book glorifying and almost bragging about his addiction and behaviour For such a heavy and serious subject matter the tone of the book is light hearted and the voice is almost an amused roll of the eyes rock stars boys will be rock star boys No people drugs fuck up peoples lives and the lives around them, it KILLS people, it s not cool And its wrong for someone whom over people look up to god knows why to pretend to be telling a cautionary tale about drugs and the excesses and emotional turbulence that can lead to drug abuse, when in fact they are really glorifying drugs abuse because lets be honest all the cool party hard people take loads of drugs, all the cool famous people you look up to take drugs and really you just haven t partied hard unless you have a drug problem, sure you may die a couple times Nikki, people s organs don t shut down, then miraculously start up again, good story but, no but that s just an awesome story to tell people later on about how fucking hardcore you were back in the day And man, fuck rehab, rehabs for pussies I have no doubt that Nikki Sixx was strung out for most of his career , but the idea that he was still able to keep a diary throughout the whole process is complete bullshit, but I was able to humour this concept for half of the book until he wrote the lines apparently on tour in 1987 who knows, maybe someday I ll get this diary published, can you imagine that FUCK YOU NIKKI SIXX How stupid do you think I am How offensive can this douche be, its not bad enough you re selling people this work of fiction as a real diary and glorifying your drug abuse and pretending to be helping other lost addicts but with that line you are laughing in the readers face, my face I ll say it again, FUCK YOU So at that stage I closed the book , which thank god I didn t pay for and wiped my arse with it not really because it s on an e reader and I have plenty of softer toilet paper Screw you Nikki, you didn t get shit from me To be honest, it was getting tiresome anyway It was was getting very repetitive, the story arc goes something like this i shot up, I snorted, name drop, name drop, poor me, poor wealthy white man in a band me, shot up, debased some poor girls who s daddy didnt love them enough or molested them, poor me, all this fame and money is hell, shot up, drank, music, i love tommy, tommy, tommy, I knew slash before he was famous, I was the band, if it wasn t for my band there would have been no 1980 s, poor me, hate women, hate women, my band was better than everybody else s band, poor fucking me This guy is just boring and so damn arrogant, which is crazy because honestly does anyone over the age of 45 outside of America remember this band or this guy I only know of him because he was dating Kat Von D for a bit and for a time I thought Nikki Sixx was a woman And he writes the worst lyrics..seriously, he s no freakin poet All Nikki Sixx proves is that it must have been so easy to be in a hit band in the 80 s big hair check, feminine looking white guy check, looks ok in leopard print tights check, can do a high scissor kicks check, over bloating sense of self check, sad and tragic wrong side of the tracks, mummy daddy didn t love me past check, hatred for women check skin tones will work with glossy makeup, check Congratulations you ve got yourself a 1980 s platinum glam band Only read this book if you are a fanatic fan who is a delusional as Nikki Sixx, but seriously there areinteresting delusional rock star books out there Donovan s and Anthony Kiedis s book come to mind A dark year in the life of Nikki Sixx Although a member of other bands Nikki Sixx is best known as co founder, bassist, and primary songwriter for the band M tley Cr e.A few years ago I was on a memoir kick and I ended up reading a few written by some current and former rock stars I was not a huge fan of M tley Cr e but I did enjoy some of their music So when I came across this book journal at the library I was curious I thought it was an interesting read with an accurate description of addic A dark year in the life of Nikki Sixx Although a member of other bands Nikki Sixx is best known as co founder, bassist, and primary songwriter for the band M tley Cr e.A few years ago I was on a memoir kick and I ended up reading a few written by some current and former rock stars I was not a huge fan of M tley Cr e but I did enjoy some of their music So when I came across this book journal at the library I was curious I thought it was an interesting read with an accurate description of addiction Although of course it is a rock star version Nikki s journal entries from Christmas 1986 to Christmas 1987, when his drug use was apparently at it s highest It s not pretty Interspersed with photographs, artwork, lyrics, and other extras made it eveninteresting Kudos to Nikki Sixx for sharing such a brutal, heartbreaking, and emotional time in his life with the world I have to start out saying I was never a Motley Crue fan when they were huge To the best of my memory, they only had two songs I can truly say I liked Shout at the Devil and Dr Feelgood Having established that fact, I was blown away when I heard Life is Beautiful on my favorite internet radio station www.therock.fm I immediately had to find out who this Sixx AM band was AMG provided a wealth of information Sixx AM is a project put together by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame The alb I have to start out saying I was never a Motley Crue fan when they were huge To the best of my memory, they only had two songs I can truly say I liked Shout at the Devil and Dr Feelgood Having established that fact, I was blown away when I heard Life is Beautiful on my favorite internet radio station www.therock.fm I immediately had to find out who this Sixx AM band was AMG provided a wealth of information Sixx AM is a project put together by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame The album was released as a companion disc for his new autobiography The Heroin Diaries Well, I acquired the album the next day and WOW This was the best rock concept album since Queensryche s Operation Mindcrime Just to complete the experience, I snagged the book from the library I have to say it was an intriguing read The layout was sometimes difficult to deal with red print on black paper is not easy on these old eyes , but the story itself was enthralling Nikki s slide into the depths of addiction and the background information on several of rock music svenerable gods including Rick Neilsen s apparent antipathy toward Gene Simmons, David Coverdale being described as the Richard Burton of Rock and Roll, and Vanity s insane behavior both as a coke whore and a minister make for some amusing anecdotes from the sleazy side of the spotlights.But, back to the album It is both a powerful concept album and a collection of hard rock gems The intermissions when segments of the diaries are read complement the flow of the songs and enhance the story I read in the Allmusic review of this album that Motley Crue fans would not like it Since I was never a fan, I thought that explained it Then I wondered why, if I liked this, was I not a Motley Crue fan So I looked through the Motley Crue discography and I found that I liked and remembered a bunch of their songs I have to admit that Vince Neil s voice is a little on the ragged edge of my taste envelope but overall I don t have a problem with them any Which is odd, because I thought I was supposed to stop liking metal when I got old.Recommnded songs Life is Beautiful , Van Nuys , Courtesy Call Recommended for hard rock or metal fans in general, Motley Crue fans, Queensryche fanssorry this turned into an album review, but they were released as companions Yikes this book is a serious downer You d think the lifestyle of a big rock and roll star at the height of his stardom was nothing but luxurious decadence and fun times, right Well, it is and it isn t When you haven t dealt with your childhood pain, struggle with depression and a crushing loneliness and life on the road seems endless and empty and you self medicate with sex and heroin, well, things quickly turn into a nightmare Nikki Sixx, bassist and song writer for Motley Crue, hit it big Yikes this book is a serious downer You d think the lifestyle of a big rock and roll star at the height of his stardom was nothing but luxurious decadence and fun times, right Well, it is and it isn t When you haven t dealt with your childhood pain, struggle with depression and a crushing loneliness and life on the road seems endless and empty and you self medicate with sex and heroin, well, things quickly turn into a nightmare Nikki Sixx, bassist and song writer for Motley Crue, hit it big in the 80 s He had it all Fame, money, girls, drugs, booze but he also developed an addiction that nearly ended his life and turned him into a raging, paranoid, dangerous guy Somehow he miraculously kept a diary in 1987 I don t know If I buy that or not but I just went with it because his story is so hard to stop reading In this diary, he details his self destruction, his depression, his ego and bad attitude and the horrible, reckless things he does when he s on drugs when he can remember It s not easy to read and it feels pretty brutally honest After each diary entry there are comments from his current day self and or others who were involved with him at the time, song lyrics, etc These comments expand on the entry and they are oftentimes terribly unflattering I have to say it was brave of him to put this out there.If you re even vaguely interested in the sexploits and exploits of life on the road and one man s devastatingly slow road to recovery you ll probably find this fascinating My only complaint was the black on red, white on red, white on black background print It hurts me ancient eyes If your glasses prescription isn t up to snuff, you might want to make a visit to the eye doc before tackling the print version of this book