Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently shared a short quote from his upcoming autobiography ‘The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx’ on his Instagram account and told what he did to the kids bullying him.
Apart from his successful career as Mötley Crüe’s bassist, Nikki Sixx is also the author of four books; ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,’ ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’ and ‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx.’
Recently, Sixx announced that he has finished writing his fourth autobiography named ‘The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,’ which is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 19, 2021. The book will be based on Sixx’s life story of how he became a rock star.
In his IG post, Sixx posted a part of his audiobook, and he shared the story of the older kids who were stealing his lunch money and how he got revenge. The young mischievous Sixx filled the lunchbox with rocks and hit the bullies with it. So, after that day, no one messed with him.
Sixx’s IG post read:
“‘The First 21 Audio Book’ – Read By Nikki Sixx
Hear Rock-and-roll icon and three-time bestselling author Nikki Sixx personally tell his origin story: how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx, chronicling his fascinating journey from irrepressible Idaho farm boy to the man who formed the revolutionary rock group Mötley Crüe.
This is the story you haven’t heard…
Coming October 19.”
Sixx recalled these times saying:
“Quite a way farther on down to the road was a stop for the school bus. I don’t believe it was marked and it was much more than a corner, one Dirt Road meeting with another. However, there were three or four more trailers of them, all the kids lived in these trailers.
They messed with me every day on the bus. They stole the lunch that was made for me out of my lunch box or made me give my lunch money. One day they pushed me down on the floorboard, their feet were on top of me and held me down for half an hour.
It was dirty, dusty, and sweaty. There was no air-conditioning and something boiled all over me. ‘That’s the last time that’s going to happen,’ I said to myself. I let it go that day but I didn’t forget. As soon as I left the house the next day, I dumped my lunch into the bushes and filled the lunch box with rocks.”
He went on:
“The moment I got onto the bus, the older kids started in. They didn’t feel bad, if anything, they were emboldened. There wasn’t much I could do, but as soon as we got off the bus, I called out the name of one of the kids. He turned around and hit him in the face with the lunchbox as hard as I could.
He hit the ground right away and I swung for the other kid. There was blood on the lunchbox, blood on my clothes, all over the older kids’ faces. It didn’t end there because I was taken down to the principal’s office.
I recall feeling proud of myself. My lunchbox was sitting there right on the principal’s desk. I felt like I’ve really achieved something and I really had. No one of the bigger kids had ever dared to mess with me again.“
Consequently, Sixx decided how to deal with bullies in a violent way but he highlighted that he had no other choice. He recalled that day saying that he felt like a proud and strong person.