After reading quite a few fiction based novels i thought about what my next read would be and thought that i haven't read any rock biographies lately the last one being Marilyn Manson's The Long Road To Hell. Looking through Chapter's thorugh their biography section i was actually shocked on how many new ones their were! This is where i saw The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, I, being a life time fan it seems of Nikki's band Motley Crue, i couldnt pass it up. After finishing the book i have to say i was shocked on how much of a problem the year 1987 was for Nikki in particular let alone anyone who was close to him during this time frame. Like i said i'm a fan who have seen The Crue live twice during the 80's once during the Theatre of Pain tour and then again during the tour that is spoken about mostly within this book the Girls, Girls, Girls tour both times being at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. Needless to say neither time did i at all (although under the influence myself both of the times) see any descrepencies with his bass playing always seeing to be flawless as usual.
Who would've known? Well apparently Nikki wants to use his heroin and cocaine soaked years from pages he found from a diary he kept during that tumultous (Excuse my spelling) period of time, to teach and possibly stop what may be a verging rock star or even any average Joe on the street who may be thinking of giving 'H' a go. Not only did some of the scary scenerios Sixx found himself in intrigue the hell outta me, I like in many of the bio's i have read was also highly intrigued by the content concerning the lifestyle f the rock stars during the 80's that he hung around many of them my fave bands at the time and some still are. Sixx writes alot about his father abandonung him and not seeming to want him, a main reason he legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx, something i though about doing myself numerous times whilst growing up as my father abandoned me as well. So needless to say i related to that quite well.
This book, with no secret considering the title of the book, is immensly about Sixx's heroin addiction and the spirals of hell he had to make it through to become the devoted father and musician he is today. Fantastic read!