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Name: Nikki Sixx  
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Date of Birth: 11th December 1958
Place of Birth: San Jose, California, USA
Profession: Composer
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Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx (birth name Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranna) is the bassist for metal bands Mötley Crüe, London and Brides of Destruction.

Early Life

Sixx was born December 11, 1958 in San Jose, California. He was raised by his single mother,Deana Haight,and her abusive boyfriend, after his father abandoned the family. When he was six, he and his mother moved to Mexico for a short time, after which they moved to Idaho with his grandparents. The family moved several more times, to Texas, then to New Mexico, back to Texas and then to Idaho.

While living in Idaho, Sixx became a teenage vandal, breaking into neighbors homes, shoplifting and being expelled from school for selling drugs. His grandparents sent him to live with his mother, who had moved to Seattle. He lived there for a short time, and learned how to play the bass guitar after buying his first instrument with money made from selling a guitar he stole from a music store. At the age of 17, he moved to Los Angeles on his own; he got a job at a liquor store and played in a band with Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.

Mötley Crüe

By 1981, Sixx had developed a plan to create the ultimate "theatrical" band for the new decade. He found guitarist Mick Mars, drummer Tommy Lee, and singer Vince Neil to share in this vision. The band Mötley Crüe rose quickly in the musical environment of L.A.'s Sunset Strip and quickly reached national fame.

Like his bandmates, Sixx became addicted to drugs, heroin in particular, in the 1980's, at the start of the band's climb to the top of popularity. On at least one occasion Sixx was declared dead after an overdose, only to be revived by the paramedics with two adrenaline shots to the heart. This incident was the inspiration for the song Kickstart my Heart. On an earlier trip to London, Sixx overdosed at a dealers house and, while he wasn't declared dead, he was put into a trash bin by the dealer. This was the inspired the line "valentine's in London, found me in the trash" from Dancing on Glass.

Present Day

Nikki Sixx is now married ( then separated , currently reconciled ) to actress/model Donna D'Errico. Between the two of them, they have 5 children, Sixx has three from a previous marriage to model Brandi Brandt, Gunner, Decker and Storm, D'Errico's son from a previous marriage, and their daughter together, Frankie Jean.

He was in a band called Brides of Destructionwith Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns, and Mötley Crüe are currently on a reunion tour, featuring the original line-up, with Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums), Vince Neil (vocals) and Mick Mars (guitar).

External Links

  • Nikki Sixx
  • The official Mötley Crüe site.
  • Nikki Sixx at the Internet Movie Database
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