Written on July 8, 2011 – 10:53 am | by Jaxon Hallahan
When hes not performing with Motley Crue or his other band, Sixx A.M., bassist Nikki Sixx likes to take pictures. Lots of them.
His side career as a photographer can be seen in his new book, This is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx (William Morrow, $29.99). In the book Sixx, also talks about his life and experiences a child, in Motley Crue and beyond.
Sixx spoke with us back in April about the book, photography and rock n roll:
On writing: Its always therapeutic. My editor says Im a natural-born journalist and Im in the wrong business. I journal every day. I report the news on paper and in photography and in songwriting. I just let it all hang out. I just cant find any other way to write.
On taking pictures: When you have a camera, people get very queasy. Its so weird. A camera is a thing that can capture a beautiful moment. Youve gotta be respectful with it.
On being in Crue: I really feel proud when Im with all four guys … working and creating stuff. I really describe it as the air gets pungent and greasy and real. Theres no other way to describe it. Saying it rocks isnt enough. Its same kind of high as when doing photography or writing.
On the 30th anniversary: Ive been in Motley Crue a long time. Im into taking things to the end, till they drop. Thats the whole idea.
IF YOU GO: Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hersheypark Stadium. Tickets: $95, $65 and $49.50. Info: motleycrue.com, ticketmaster.com or 717-534-3911
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