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Nikki Sixx’s New Memoir THE FIRST 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx Available October 19, 2021 | Pre-Order Book

LOS ANGELES, CA -- SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 -- Today, iconic rock band Sixx:A.M. premiered the lyric video for “Pray For Me,” off their SIXX:A.M. HITS album via Better Noise Music. The track originally appeared on the highly successful The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack. It is the second lyric video to be unveiled from the HITS project, a retrospective celebration of the band’s biggest hits, new tracks and fan-favorite songs. It reached #29 on the U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Chart when it was released in 2007. Listen to the track and watch the official lyric video HERE. SIXX:A.M. HITS is available for pre-order and pre-save now across platforms HERE. See below for the full tracklisting.

Sixx:A.M. members Nikki Sixx, James Michael, and Dj Ashba are releasing the album as a companion piece to Sixx’s upcoming memoir THE FIRST 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx (Hachette Books; 10/19/21; $30; ISBN: 9780306923708). In their preview of the book, The LA Times calls it a “surprisingly moving memoir of a small-town kid figuring out who he wanted to be.” After 21 years of sobriety, Sixx, also a founding member of the legendary music group Mötley Crüe, is incredibly passionate about his craft and an open book about his life in rock and roll. In the memoir, Sixx fills in the earlier parts of his fascinating true-life story, telling the inspirational story of his first 21 years, how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. Combining his work as a writer and a musician, The First 21 continues Sixx’s tradition of setting the soundtrack to his own life, offering multi-layered pieces of art. In 2007, Sixx:A.M. released The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, alongside Sixx’s best-selling memoir The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, introducing the concept of a book soundtrack into popular culture. Both the book and the album were successes upon release, with the book instantly becoming a New York Times-best seller in its first week, selling out in bookstores around the U.S. The album spawned the #1 single Life Is Beautiful,” while simultaneously receiving critical acclaim and eventually achieving Gold certification in the U.S. IGN praised its effectiveness as a concept album, writing, “[It’s] not really an album but rather a musical book. It is almost impossible to recommend any specific songs over others." Expanding this artistic signature move, The First 21 will now get its own soundtrack with the forthcoming HITS album.

​​The band is also celebrating their catalogue with the new “Sixx:A.M. 101 Playlist” on Spotify. The playlist consists of a comprehensive collection of the band’s acclaimed catalogue. Stream it HERE.


  1. Life is Beautiful 3:35

  2. This is Gonna Hurt 3:56

  3. Lies of the Beautiful People 3:58

  4. Pray for Me 4:13

  5. Rise 3:53

  6. Stars 3:50

  7. Maybe It’s Time 4:21

  8. Skin 3:25

  9. Belly of the Beast 3:47

  10. Are You With Me Now 4:02

  11. Girl with Golden Eyes 4:20

  12. Accidents Can Happen 4:07

  13. Gotta Get it Right 3:12

  14. We Will Not Go Quietly 4:20


  1. The First 21 - 3:20

  2. Talk to Me – Radio mix 3:39

  3. Penetrate 4:38

  4. Waiting All My Life 3:17

  5. Skin - Rock Mix 3:50

  6. Life is Beautiful – piano vocal 3:06



It’s a universal truth that true artists will always busy themselves creating, and that truly great artists will always find an audience for that work. It is little surprise then that despite storied individual histories playing in and working with some of the most iconic bands ever to have walked the planet, Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael—collectively known as SIXX:A.M.— are set to unleash a collection of their hits featuring new material onto their forever loyal fan-base, that has already taken them firmly to their hearts.

Sixx:A.M., an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2007, is best known for their #1 hits, "Life Is Beautiful" and "Lies of the Beautiful People". The name Sixx:A.M. is a combination of all of the members' last names (Sixx, Ashba, Michael).

To date Sixx:A.M. have three U.S. Billboard top 20 albums and a string of hit singles already under their belts, with their full catalogue consisting of five studio albums: The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), Modern Vintage (2014) Prayers for the Damned and Blessed (2016), and three EPs; X-Mas In Hell (2008); Live Is Beautiful (2008) and 7 (2011).

SIXX:A.M. Hits is a collection of songs that will fire up both the head and heart in equal measure - a band who found their true sound and producing art that refuses to be led by anything but their own desires.

From the songwriting and musicianship to James Michael's production and mixing and Dj Ashba's captivating artwork, Sixx:A.M. have crafted a style in music as much of a mission statement for the band as it is an impassioned call to arms.


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