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Sixx: A.M.

The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (Eleven Seven Music)

About six years after Mötley Crüe churned out its tell-all autobiography The Dirt, founding member/bassist Nikki Sixx turns the metal community on its head with his no-holds-barred Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star book (MTV/VH1 Pocket Books) and accompanying sonic diary. As for this “book soundtrack,” it illuminates Sixx’s battle with a heroin addiction and much-publicized near-death experience. Interspersed with the circus-like rhythms of “Intermission” and more hardcore rock anthems such as “Tomorrow” are musings from Sixx that retrace the steps from his self-destructive behavior to self-proclaimed redemption. Dark and brooding, this audio companion will send shivers up anyone’s arms, whether or not you’re a Mötley Crüe /Sixx fan.

LISTEN: Must Play
Life Is Beautiful

LISTEN: Must Play
Girl With Golden Eyes

Producers: Sixx, James Michael, DJ Ashba. Engineering: Michael, DJ Ashba. Mixing: Michael. Mastering: Dave Donnelly/DNA Mastering.
—Sarah Benzuly