Nikki Sixx Has Written A Prequel To His Motley Crue Life - Noise11.com
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Nikki Sixx Has Written A Prequel To His Motley Crue Life

by Paul Cashmere on June 17, 2021

in News

Nikki Sixx has written his prequel. The Motley Crue bass player will publish his new book ‘The First 21’ in October. It is the story of how San Jose kid Frank Feranna evolved into Nikki Sixx.

Rock-and-roll icon and three-time bestselling author Nikki Sixx tells his origin story: how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx, chronicling his fascinating journey from irrepressible Idaho farmboy to the man who formed the revolutionary rock group Mötley Crüe.

Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable, and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. Born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958, young Frankie was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother, a woman who was ahead of her time in some ways and deeply troubled in others. Frankie ended up living with his grandparents, bouncing from farm to farm and state to state. He was an all-American kid—hunting, fishing, chasing girls, and playing football—but underneath it all, there was a burning desire for more, and that more was music. He eventually took a Greyhound bound for Hollywood.

In Los Angeles, Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle—the president of Capitol Records. But there was no short path to the top. He was soon on his own. There were dead-end jobs: dipping circuit boards, clerking at liquor and record stores, selling used light bulbs, and hustling to survive. But at night, Frank honed his craft, joining Sister, a band formed by fellow hard-rock veteran Blackie Lawless, and formed a group of his own: London, the precursor of Mötley Crüe. Turning down an offer to join Randy Rhoads’ band, Frank changed his name to Nikki London, Nikki Nine, and, finally, Nikki Sixx. Like Huck Finn with a stolen guitar, he had a vision: a group that combined punk, glam, and hard rock into the biggest, most theatrical and irresistible package the world had ever seen. With hard work, passion, and some luck, the vision manifested in reality—and this is a profound true story finding identity, of how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. And it’s a road map to the ways you can overcome anything, and achieve all of your goals, if only you put your mind to it.

Nikki Sixx first book was his autobiography ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’, released in 2007.

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Dusty Hill’s Wife Charleen McCrory Composes Heartfelt Obit For Her Husband

Charleen McCrory, the wife of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, has written a heartfelt message for ZZ Top fans about her 19 year marriage to the Texan guitar star.

12 hours ago
Dolly Parton in concert photo by Ros O'Gorman
Dolly Parton Invested Songwriting Royalties To Nashville Community

Dolly Parton invested the revenue from Whitney Houston's hit cover of her song I Will Always Love You in a predominantly Black community in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

18 hours ago
Bryan Adams at AFL Grand Final media call on Thursday 1 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Bryan Adams Signs With BMG

Bryan Adams says his new album has been delayed because he switched record labels.

19 hours ago
ZZ Top, Melbourne, Australia, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
ZZ Top Pay Tribute To Dusty Hills At First Performance After His Death

ZZ Top have paid tribute to bassist Dusty Hill as they played their first concert since his passing.

2 days ago
There Is A Brand New B-52’s ‘Love Shack’ Remix

#wholeshackshimmay the B-52’s classic ‘Love Shack’ has been remixed by DJ Cumberbund Tik Toxic.

4 days ago
Prince Welcome 2 America
Prince’s 10th Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ Released

Prince is more prolific as a dead guy than most acts with a pulse. His new album ‘Welcome 2 America’ is his 10th posthumous album since his death in 2016.

4 days ago
Mark Knopfler image by Ros O'Gorman
Mark Knopfler Albums Compiled For Vinyl Collection

Mark Knopfler’s first five solo albums have been compiled into a next vinyl box set (with a CD edition coming as well).

4 days ago