Nikki Sixx Adapting THE HEROIN DIARIES for the Stage!
According to Rolling Stone, Nikki Sixx, bassist of Mötley Crüe, has confirmed that his personal memoirs, THE HEROIN DIARIES: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A SHATTERED ROCK STAR is being adapted into a Broadway musical.
He told BBC that he intends for the show to open in "late 2013 or early 2014." The source material is his autobiography he released in 2007 which chronicled 1986 to 1987, the year in his life where he succumbed to heroin and cocaine and includes views from the people who witnessed the plummet. Each chapter is linked to a month in the year of his life with an introduction and afterword. THE HEROIN DIARIES was accompanied by a soundtrack from Sixx:AM, Sixx's other band, featuring 13 songs, each also based on a month in his personal journal. The book entered the New York Times Best Seller List at number seven.
Mötley Crüe is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles which is comprised of Nikki Sixx, infamous drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, and lead singer Vince Neil. The band has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and received wide acclaim including landing on MTV's Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time. Their last album, Saints of Los Angeles was recently certified gold.