Mötley Crüe bassist and co-founding member, Nikki Sixx, was the interview guest of Marci Wiser’s ‘Meruelo LA’ podcast last week and the duo talked about many topics from Nikki’s upcoming book to the Los Angeles music scene in the ’70s and how he achieved so many things with Crüe.
Recently, the Mötley Crüe star announced that he finished writing his new book named ‘The First 21: A Memoir’ following his third title ‘The Heroin Diaries’ and fans can now pre-order it via Amazon for the price of $25.49. The autobiography will be released on October 19, 2021, and will feature many untold stories from Sixx’s childhood to his long-time career with Crüe.
In the conversation he had with Marci, Nikki was reminded of the days he took a Greyhound bus to Hollywood to form a rock band at the age of 17. Marci also wanted to know whether he has any good advice for the young musicians that have the same dreams as Crüe’s bassist. Sixx admitted that he did not receive enough support from his family and even he could not believe that he ended up having such a successful career.
Mötley Crüe bassist shared his thoughts saying:
“Listen, I didn’t have the best support system with a mom and a dad. My grandparents did the best they could, and I did things that we look back on in the book…
I’m quite surprised that I got out of, that I survived, and it’s nothing that I recommend, getting dumped on the corner of Hollywood and Vine with a dream – people are a little smarter now.
It was a different time, I had a different upbringing, and in the end, it was super, I don’t know… I guess if I was to say would I do it again – of course, I would say yes, but it’s probably not the smartest idea.”
You can listen to the full podcast below.