FC: The Heroin Diaries | Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins
1: 'A Year in the Life of a Shattered RockStar'
2: Christmas 1986 Is when Nikki Sixx decided to start A diary , after he found himself crouched under the Christmas tree naked with a needle in his arm, like an insane person. He decided to keep a diary it so he can try to trace his addiction.
3: "Nikki is a very creative and talented guy, and he thinks in a very dark and twisted way."-James Michael, Nikki's later on songwriting partner.
4: This is Nikki and his family. As a child, he lived mostly with his grandparents. His Dad left him as a very young kid, not old enough to recall his own father. He would sometimes live with his mom and little sister, but was always sent back to his grandparents. His childhood is linked to his addictions later in life.
5: At the height of addiction Nikki was in The 80's band Motley Crue, one of the baddest,wildest metal bands known. He played as the bassist.
6: Nikki suffered a severe addiction to Cocaine and especially Heroin. He would spend most of his time inside his house or inside hotel rooms on tour freebasing. Heroin is an extremely addictive drug, an opiate, that most don't recover from because of it's horrible with drawls.
7: When Heroin and Cocaine weren’t available, Nikki would sometimes turn to popping pills to get himself away fro his own mind.
8: When Nikki did Cocaine, he would start hallucinating and freaking out. He would wander around his house paranoid that people were looking at him through windows and keyholes. He would sometimes flush the drugs down the toilet. Nikki would always end up in his closet, his safe place, and use Heroin to balance out the Cocaine.
9: On his worse highs, Nikki would pull out his gun, and hold it for hours, sometimes out of protection from the “people after him” or sometimes as a quick escape from himself
10: Nikki with Motley Crue, on Wild Side, we see a lot of the writing and creating of this album in Nikki‘s entries. He of course played Bass, and wrote all the songs. Tommy Lee was drummer, and Nikki’s partner in crime, who did everything except inject Heroin. Vince Neil was singer, who mostly was annoyed at how Nikki was a control freak who never seemed to take anything serious. Mick Mars was guitarist, who was the most picked on in the band and rather kept to himself. This band set out to be the world’s wildest loudest band.
11: The band’s head of security, Fred Saunders, took care of the band, and had to keep them in line, especially Niki and Tommy. Nikki was by far the hardest to control. He would sometimes supply the band with “Ace in the Hole”, which was a silver dollar that was machine gun hollowed and would hold a gram of Coke.
12: Slash, Guns N Roses guitarist. GNR went on tour with Motley, where Slash partied hard with Nikki. Slash was an extremely hard drinker, he and Nikki would spend hours at the bar after everyone else left.
13: Everyone would drink, especially Jack Daniels Whiskey. Bottle by bottle. .Nikki would sometimes drink alone and combine it with pills, Coke, or Smack. The band would drink all over tour, on stage, backstage, after shows, in hotels, everywhere.
14: Heroin took over Nikki’s life. He couldn’t handle not doing it for a long, long time. Other rockstars and people he knew would smoke Heroin, or opiate, but Nikki was one of the only to go as far as injecting.
15: When Nikki wasn't high or messed up, he was very creative and interesting, and actually a good guy. He saw he had two sides, Nikki, and his alter ego when he was on Dope, Sikki. Nobody liked Sikki around, especially Nikki.
16: It took a lot of courage for Nikki to reach inside and expose his dark times of hardcore addiction to the worst drug out there. He continues to write music, The Heroin Diaries has a soundtrack with it.
17: Nikki Sixx wrote The Herion Diaries in hope to save others from making the same mistake as he did. Heroin is almost impossible to quit, it completely ruins everything in your life. In these entries Nikki writes that he tried quitting time and time again but couldn't. It took a near death experience of over dosing to really wake him up. Even
18: when he did manage to quit, it didn't bring back his lost friends, family and time, nor all the mistakes he made because of Heroin. Nikki packs many deep lessons and themes in this book, but one stands above the rest. Don't ruin your life by giving into drugs or anything that's wrong just because it's "cool" or fun at the time. When this book came out, someone asked Nikki "[writing this book] That's not very Rock N Roll, is it?" Nikki replied by saying it's the most rock n roll thing ever, because he still does whatever he wants, and he wants this book to stop even just one person from ruining their life. Remember, Don't let anything take control of your life, take the wheel and drive down the better road.
19: Report by Ashley Arnold Period 6