Sixx: A.M. is a rock band formed by Nikki Sixx, bassist and founder of legendary heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Their debut album ‘The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack’ is inspired by Sixx’s autobiographical book ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star’.
The book recalls a harrowing year of addiction that led to Nikki’s spiritual death and re-birth, from Christmas ‘86 to the fateful day when he had to be revived by paramedics. The writings all come from diaries he kept during those 12 months, with his own subsequent comments and clarifications added on.
The result closely follows the outline of the book, a year-long cycle of heroin use and recovery, the 13 original pieces, one for each chapter, from the emotional crisis of the first single, “Life Is Beautiful”, and the rueful acknowledgement of relapse (“Accidents Can Happen”) to the harsh condemnation of childhood (“Dead Man’s Ballet”), the painful steps of withdrawal (“Girl With Golden Eyes”), the acceptance of a higher power (“Permission”) and a celebration of ultimate spiritual rebirth (“Life After Death”).
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