Rock legend, best-selling author, photographer and host of the syndicated radio shows "Sixx Sense" and "The Side Show Countdown" Nikki Sixx discussed his many ventures — including a new book and album, both titled "This Is Gonna Hurt" — in an exclusive interview during Canadian Music Week at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sixx is the creative force behind a multitude of projects. As the founder, bass player and songwriter for the genre-defining rock band Mötley Crüe, he led the band through an unbridled career of rock 'n' roll, addictions, recovery, exploits, breakups, and girls, sending their first five albums to platinum status in the process. From their debut album in 1981 ("Too Fast For Love") through to 2008's "Saints of Los Angeles", Mötley Crüe have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, emerging as one of the most influential and enduring rock acts of their era. Their '89 release "Dr. Feelgood", topped The Billboard 200 chart, marking the band's most successful and best-selling album to date. The new millennium saw the band issue a best-selling, tell-all biography entitled "The Dirt" — and the launch of Crüe Fest, the highest-grossing summer rock tour package in 2008.