Mötley Crüe bassist and New York Times best-selling author Nikki Sixx tells the story of the first twenty-one years of his life—a time of trials, tribulations, and hard lessons learned. From poverty to rock bottom to eventual superstardom, this is an unvarnished account of what it takes to make it in the music industry—and how one determined young man never gave up on his dreams.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand the life of a musician, and what it takes to make it in any industry. It is an unvarnished account of Nikki Sixx’s life, from poverty to eventual superstardom.
- This book is a great insight to the life of Nikki Sixx
- It’s a riveting and un-put-downable read
- You can learn a lot about determination, hard work and sacrifice from this book
- The author writes more about his addictions and wild lifestyle than his actual music career.
- The book jumps around a lot, making it hard to follow at times.
- It is very long, spanning over 700 pages.
Learn more about the author
Nikki Sixx is a musician and author. He was born Nicholas “Nick” Sheffield on December 8, 1958 in San Diego, California. In 1981, he co-founded the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe with drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars. The group has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and Sixx has been awarded two Grammy Awards. He published his first book, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Famous Musician Living With Addiction, in 2007. His second memoir, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music,… Read more Nikki Sixx is a musician and author.
“The First 21 is a must read for any musician or music fan. Nikki Sixx tells his story with brutal honesty and doesn’t shy away from the ugly parts of his life. This book will make you feel all the feels, but it’s an amazing journey and one that every aspiring musician should take.”
“Nikki Sixx has written the most candid and compelling rock memoir ever. The First 21 is not just a great read, it’s an inspiration.”
“Nikki Sixx is a rock god and this book proves it. The First 21 is the brutally honest, no-holds barred story of his life so far. From growing up poor and being mistaken for a criminal on Skid Row to finding fame and fortune with one of the most notorious hard rock bands in history, Nikki doesn’t shy away from anything. This isn’t your average “
“In The First 21, Nikki Sixx tells the story of his life in a no-holds barred fashion. From early childhood struggles to eventual worldwide fame as the bassist for Mötley Crüe, this book doesn’t pull any punches. Raw and unflinching, it provides an interesting look at what it takes to make it in show business – and how one young man never gave up on his dreams.”