August 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx's drug-soaked New York Times best selling memoir, The Heroin Diaries and SIXX:A.M.'s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. To commemorate more than a decade of sobriety and life lessons learned, Nikki Sixx and SIXX:A.M. revisit the seminal work; presenting a 10th Anniversary Edition of the album on colored 180g 2LP.
Nikki got sober 16 years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx's journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant. Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe's seminal 1987 album Girls Girls Girls, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band SIXX:A.M.
Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter), DJ Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) and Nikki Sixx (bassist, songwriter), the group initially came together to write, record, and co-produce The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, which sold over 300,000 copies, and the #1 hit single, "Life Is Beautiful," became radio's most played rock song of 2008. This Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary vinyl edition features new artwork, personal notes from the band and three newly re-imagined tracks: "Life Is Beautiful 2017," "Accidents Can Happen 2017" and Girl With Golden Eyes 2017."