Nikki Sixx Publishes New Memoir, “The First 21”

The First 21: How I Became Nikki SixxNikki Sixx has led an incredible life in rock and roll, and now he’s telling how it all came to be. His new memoir is entitled The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx and chronicles his early years that led to his stardom with Motley Crue.

Born Frank Feranna, Sixx’s father abandoned the family and left him to be raised by his mother and then his grandparents, who moved from state to state. He eventually got into music and took a Greyhound bus to L.A.

“In Los Angeles, Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle — the president of Capitol Records — for a short time. But there was no easy path to the top. He was soon on his own, then there were dead-end jobs: dipping circuit boards, clerking at liquor and record stores, selling used light bulbs, and hustling to survive. With hard work, passion, and some luck, the vision manifested in reality—and this is a profound true story finding identity, of how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. It’s also a road map to the ways you can overcome anything, and achieve all of your goals, if only you put your mind to it.”

The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx is available now in hardback, Kindle, and audiobook versions.

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