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Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel

Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times bestselling memoir, THE HEROIN DIARIES. Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band Sixx:A.M., Sixx’ nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and soon, 10th anniversary editions of THE HEROIN DIARIES book and Sixx:A.M.’s soundtrack by the same name (to be announced next month and coming out this fall), as well as the forthcoming THE HEROIN DIARIES play, amongst many other ventures.

Now, Nikki Sixx and HEAVY METAL are proud to announce a graphic novel adaptation of this powerful book that gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction. THE HEROIN DIARIES graphic novel will be the first release under HEAVY METAL’s new 12 X 12 imprint, a new line of music-themed art books and graphic novels that will explore the songs and experiences of the most exciting musical artists. Fans visiting Comic-Con San Diego can get an exclusive first preview of the interior pages when visiting the HEAVY METAL booth #1529 at the convention between today and Sunday, July 23.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of HEAVY METAL said “I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”

Says Nikki Sixx: “THE HEROIN DIARIES has always been deeply personal to me. So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic HEAVY METAL brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on THE HEROIN DIARIES that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of THE HEROIN DIARIES, old and new and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”

Working in close collaboration with Sixx, the HEROIN DIARIES is being adapted by Rantz Hoseley, known for his award-winning work with Tori Amos on the graphic novel COMIC BOOK TATTOO, along with acclaimed artists Danijel Zezelj, Andy Kuhn and Kieron Dwyer. Hoseley summed up the development experience by saying, “Getting to work with Nikki and his team at 10th Street Entertainment to bring this story to life in a new way has been incredible. It’s been a fantastic collaboration focused on the sole goal that when the fans pick it up, it blows their hair back like a power chord through a stack of Marshalls.”

The 150 page graphic novel will be presented in a 12”x12” prestige “album” format and come in different collector’s editions, details of which will be revealed in the near future. Those interested should sign up now  at Pledge Music to guarantee the opportunity to purchase a copy, receive an exclusive 10% discount on their order when the graphic novel becomes available for purchase next month and also, to get exclusive news about the the forthcoming 10th anniversary editions of the book and soundtrack first.

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Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M, three-time New York Times best selling author with The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurtand Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown.

As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. Mediums such as his books, radio shows, music and others have given Sixx the ability to fully develop as an artist.

In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits.

Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 100 million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out global tours, Mötley Crüe pioneering and selling out the first hard rock residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the award-winning 2012 Kia Motors Superbowl commercial and photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement, Alexa. Songs written by Sixx have been used in commercials for renowned brands, such as Dodge and Coldwell Banker amongst many more. Nikki Sixx has raised several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild In The Night charity for Covenant House California.

Monday through Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show
Sixx Sense, which airs on over 115 stations, Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.

Through the show, Sixx also introduced the audience to discover the next generation of new music talent and has helped break bands such as rock sensations Nothing More amongst others. Syndicated by Premiere Networks (iHeart Media), the show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx,
which airs on weekends. The programs can also be heard internationally by approximately 2.8 million weekly listeners and is available on iHeart Media’s digital platform, iHeartradio. Sixx Sense celebrated its seven-year anniversary in February 2017.

Nikki Sixx is currently turning his bestselling book The Heroin Diaries into a play anticipated to open in 2018. His first ever photography exhibition in partnership with iconic camera manufacturer Leica will premiere in Los Angeles this Fall before traveling on to galleries around the globe.

Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known for its iconic blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Now in it’s 40th year of publication, Heavy Metal is the fourth oldest American comics publisher, and some of the greatest European and American comic book writers and artists in history have appeared in this legendary publication’s pages, Since the magazine’s inception in 1977, the Heavy Metal banner has been seen in video games, television, and a 1981 animated feature film. In 2015, the brand established acclaimed comic book writer Grant Morrison as it’s Editor-in-Chief, and launched it’s first-ever line of traditional monthly American comics. The brand is overseen by Publisher Kevin Eastman, and CEO Jeff Krelitz.

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Hinder Release First Six Track Acoustic EP “Stripped”

Hinder Release First Six Track Acoustic EP “Stripped”

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Multi-platinum rock act Hinder has just released their 6-song acoustic EP entitled Stripped. This is the band’s first acoustic release, which features acoustic renderings of popular Hinder songs, along with an acoustic cover of K’s Choice “Not An Addict,” inspired by the band’s intricate relationship with drug abuse and recovery in the music world. CLICK HERE for the full Stripped premiere with Revolver!

Hinder goes acoustic!

Hinder goes acoustic!

Says Hinder, “We’ve always said that you can tell when a song is well-written when you can play it in several different styles and you still love it. It’s fun to strip everything away and let our fans hear our music in a different way.”

Official Stripped Tracklisting
01. Not An Addict (Acoustic)
02. Intoxicated (Acoustic)
03. Wasted Life (Acoustic)
04. Hit The Ground (Acoustic)
05. If Only For Tonight (Acoustic)
06. Get Stoned (Acoustic)

To accompany the release, Hinder will embark on their first-ever acoustic tour, with June/July dates throughout the U.S. Please see below for details.

Hinder 2016 Acoustic Tour Dates:
06/01 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head ON Stage **
06/03 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
06/04 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den (free show) **
06/05 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Hall
06/07 – Binghamton, NY – Magic City Music Hall
06/08 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
06/10 – Marietta, OH – Adelphia Music Hall
06/13 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
06/14 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
06/17 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
06/18 – Springfield, IL – Boondocks Pub
06/20 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
06/21 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
06/22 – Grand Junction, CO – Independence Ballroom
06/25 – Reno, NV – Cargo
06/26 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
06/28 – Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
06/29 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
07/01 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
07/02 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
07/03 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater

** Hinder only

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About Hinder:
Multi-platinum rockers Hinder, whom have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, and racked in 50 million spins on Spotify, and counting, are back with their first-ever acoustic EP Stripped, set for release May 13, 2016.

Stripped follows their fifth full-length album When The Smoke ClearsWhen The Smoke Clearsentered the Billboard 200 claiming four Top 10 chart positions upon its May 12, 2015 debut. With over a decade-long career under their belts, and having honed their chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith and Papa Roach, When The Smoke Clears breathed new sound, and new air, into the ever-evolving band. The songs on When the Smoke Clears run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence, to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder. That ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something the band has had fun with in creating the new album.

As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success in recent years, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and made its way to #6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album featured one of the biggest songs of the year, ‘Lips of an Angel’ – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts (including #1 on Top 40). Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifyingHinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. Proving they consistently make hit records, the band followed the first two albums up with a #1 Top Modern Rock/Alternative Album (All American Nightmare), and a #3 Top Hard Rock Album (Welcome To The Freakshow).

With increasing social media stats (1.6 million Facebook followers), it’s clear that Hinder fans are along for the ride and as hungry as ever for more.

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HINDER Announces Fall/Winter U.S. Tour In Support of ‘When The Smoke Clears’

HINDER Announces Fall/Winter U.S. Tour In Support of ‘When The Smoke Clears’

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Hot off their European tour, the anthemic, multi-platinum rockers Hinder are set for a U.S. tour this Fall-Winter. The band will be performing hits from their latest album, When The Smoke Clearswhich debuted May 12 on digital, CD, and LP formats via The End Records/ADA. The album claimed four Top 10 chart positions, entering the Billboard 200.

Hinder 2015 Tour Dates:
Nov 19 – Amos’ Southend; Charlotte, NC
Nov 20 – Baltimore Sound Stage; Baltimore, MD
Nov 21 – The Stone Pony; Asbury Park, NJ
Nov 23 – Port City Music Hall; Portland, ME
Nov 25 – Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY
Nov 27 – Manchester, NH; Jewel NH
Nov 28 – Showplace Theatre; Buffalo, NY
Nov 29 – Sherlocks; Erie, PA
Dec 01 – The Tree; Joliet, IL
Dec 02 – The Intersection; Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 04 – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Sioux City, IA
Dec 05 – Q and Z Expo Center; Ringle, WI
Dec 06 – The Machine Shop; Flint, MI
Dec 08 – POVS; Spring Lake Park, MN
Dec 09 – Fargo Theatre; Fargo, ND
Dec 11 – Bourbon Theatre; Lincoln, NE
Dec 12 – Venue 3405; Joplin, MO
Dec 13 – The Blue Note; Columbia, MO
Dec 15 – Rockin Rodeo; Denton, TX
Dec 16 – The Aztec Theatre; San Antonio, TX
Dec 18 – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 19 – 18th Street Pier; San Leon, TX

About Hinder:
Multi-platinum rockers Hinder, whom have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, and racked in 40 million spins on Spotify, and counting, are back with their fifth full-length album When The Smoke Clearscoming May 12. As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success in recent years, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and made its way to #6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album featured one of the biggest songs of the year, ‘Lips of an Angel’ – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts (including #1 on Top 40). Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. Proving they consistently make hit records, the band followed the first two albums up with a #1 Top Modern Rock/Alternative Album (All American Nightmare), and a #3 Top Hard Rock Album (Welcome To The Freakshow). With increasing social media stats (1.6 million Facebook followers), it’s clear that Hinder fans are along for the ride and as hungry as ever for more.

With over a decade-long career under their belts, and having honed their chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith and Papa Roach, When The Smoke Clears, the debut release with Hinder’s new lead vocalist Marshal Dutton, has breathed new sound, and new air, into the ever-evolving band. The songs on When the Smoke Clears run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence, to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder. That ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something the band has had fun with in creating the new album.

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Hinder Premieres New Single “Intoxicated” In Support of ‘When the Smoke Clears’

Hinder Premieres New Single “Intoxicated” In Support of ‘When the Smoke Clears’

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HINDER have unveiled their new single ‘Intoxicated’ on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, one of the most widely-syndicated rock radio programs in the United States. The hard-hitting, true-to-form heavy rock anthem appears on the multi-platinum band’s upcoming fifth studio album, When the Smoke Clears, out May 12 via The End Records/ADA.

Says lead vocalist Marshal Dutton, “Great sex is like a drug. In fact, it can be downright intoxicating! We set out to charge this track with that same intensity.”

Fans can listen to ‘Intoxicated’ on Sixx Sense now! The exclusive Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Hinder interview will air on 130 rock stations nationwide on Monday, May 4, at 7PM. CLICK HERE to find a Sixx Sense station in your area, or tune in on the popular radio program’s iHeartRadio channel.

With over a decade-long career under their belts, and having honed their chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith and Papa Roach, Hinder’s upcoming album with their new lead vocalist Marshal Dutton has breathed new sound, and new air, into the ever-evolving band. The songs on When the Smoke Clears run the gamut from rowdy rock to subtle country influence, to memorable pop hooks, all of which retain the DNA-distinct spirit of Hinder. That ability to walk the tightrope between genres, without a net, is something the band has had fun with in creating the new album.

The band will perform select tracks from When the Smoke Clears on their upcoming spring/summer tour. Please see below for a list of current tour dates, which includes stops at Loudwire Music Festival in Grand Junction, CO on June 28 and Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on July 18.

About Hinder:
Multi-platinum rockers Hinder, whom have sold over 3.8 million albums and more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, and racked in 40 million spins on Spotify, and counting, are back with their fifth full-length album When The Smoke Clears coming May 12. As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success in recent years, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart and made its way to #6 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album featured one of the biggest songs of the year, ‘Lips of an Angel’ – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts (including #1 on Top 40). Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. Proving they consistently make hit records, the band followed the first two albums up with a #1 Top Modern Rock/Alternative Album (All American Nightmare), and a #3 Top Hard Rock Album (Welcome To The Freakshow). With increasing social media stats (1.6 million Facebook followers), it’s clear that Hinder fans are along for the ride and as hungry as ever for more.

Hinder 2015 Tour Dates:
May 7 – Vanguard; Tulsa, OK
May 9 – Sugar Creek Casino- Event Center; Hinton, OK
May 23 – New York State Fair, WKRL’s Dysfunctional Family BBQ; Syrcause, NY
Jun 6 – Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino; Mescalero, NM
Jun 7 – Jake’s Backroom; Lubbock, TX
Jun 9 – Scout Bar; Houston, TX
Jun 10 – The Varsity Theatre; Baton Rouge, LA
Jun 12 – KC Live!; Kansas City, KS
Jun 13 – Pops Nightclub; Sauget, IL
Jun 14 – St. Joseph Country 4H Fairgrounds; South Bend, IN
Jun 16 – St. Andrew’s Hall; Detroit, MI
Jun 17 – Newport Music Hall; Columbus, OH
Jun 19 – Bogart’s; Cincinnati, OH
Jun 20 – The Adelphia Music Hall; Marietta, OH
Jun 21 – The Vogue; Indianoplis, IN
Jun 23 – Exit / In; Nashville, TN
Jun 24 – The Outskirts; Macomb, IL
Jun 26 – Midnight Rodeo; Amarillo, TX
Jun 27 – Ogden Theater; Denver, CO
Jun 28 – Loudwire Music Festival; Grand Junction, CO
Jul 7 – Music Farm; Columbia, SC
Jul 9 – Chameleon Club; Lancaster, PA
Jul 10 – The Emporium; Patchogue, NY
Jul 11 – Altar Bar; Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 13 – Agora Ballroom; Cleveland, OH
Jul 14 – The Music Factory; Battle Creek, MI
Jul 16 – District; Rockford, IL
Jul 17 – Concord Music Hall; Chicago, IL
Jul 18 – Rock Fest; Cadott, WI
Jul 24 – Halfway Jam Festival Grounds; Royalton, MN
Jul 25 – Werner Park; Papillion, NE
Jul 26 – The District; Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 2 – Easyriders Saloon; Sturgis, SD
Aug 14 – Umatilla County Fair; Hermiston, OR

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Nikki Sixx Shot Cover of New York Post’s ALEXA Unveiled!

Nikki Sixx Shot Cover of New York Post’s ALEXA Unveiled!

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Nikki Sixx, bassist for iconic rock band Mötley Crüe, photographed the cover of today’s New York Post ALEXA high-end fashion broadsheet.  Sixx, an accomplished photographer, who published This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx, and recently gave a lecture on his photography at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, shot a glam rock, seventies-style fashion spread.  The glamorous, high energy photographs, featuring fashion from international designers, were shot in Sixx’s studio in L.A.

“As an artist I pride myself on being able to create both inside and outside the box,” said Sixx.  “When the New York Post asked me to do this photo session, I felt it was such a great opportunity to blend both into the mainstream.  I’m grateful that a newspaper with so much history would trust such a valuable asset in the hands of a madman.”

“We are honored and excited that Nikki has come on board as our cover photographer,” said Alexa editor Serena French.  “He’s a respected artist, and we are delighted that he agreed to do this shoot. It is a spectacular spread that will become an instant keepsake for our readers, and for Nikki’s fans.”

The ninth edition of Alexa, free inside the New York Post, is on newsstands today.  The entire Sixx cover spread, as well as some additional content, is available online at NYPOST.com/Alexa.   NYPOST.com features a video of the photo shoot.

 Also in the December 7 issue of Alexa:

From Stephanie Smith’s THREADS column:  MARCHESA is designing a line of T-shirts for the National Football League, which has made a huge push to court female viewers of football games with new apparel.  Suzanne Johnson, the wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, explains:  “Harvey Weinstein [Champan’s husband] is a huge Jets fan, so we wanted to do something fun. So we reached out to Georgina. If they put the shirt in their show, I will make Mark Sanchez walk that model down the runway. I will beg him.”

Former Vogue accessories editor FILIPA FINO talks to Alexa about launching her own site FinoFile in February.  She says she had never really gone shopping before launching the site, and discovered Old Navy, Uniqlo and Ikea for the first time. And she’s keeping her Twitter handle @FFVogue.

British designer Alice TEMPERLEY  is celebrating ten years in business by returning to Soho. Last December, she shuttered her small second floor boutique on Broome Street, but now wants to open a larger flagship store here next year. Temperley also recently published her book “True British” and just won designer of the year at this year’s Hollywood Style Awards.

About the New York Post

The New York Post founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801 is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States and is one of the top ten newspapers in the country ranked by circulation. The Post offers the best news, business coverage, opinion – plus Page Six and The Best Sports in Town. The New York Post is available in print, on the web at NYPOST.com and via iPad, Android and smartphone applications.  The New York Post is owned by News Corporation.

About Nikki Sixx

As a member of Mötley Crüe, one of the most successful rock bands in the world, Nikki Sixx is a Grammy-nominated musician with over 80 million album sales to date.  He is a best-selling author with This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikku Sixx, and the Heroin Diaries and The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band (both written with his band mates).  Sixx’s band Sixx:A.M. is enjoying success with their latest CD, This is Gonna Hurt, the accompanying soundtrack to Sixx’ book. Sixx’s radio shows, Sixx Sense and The Side Show with Nikki Sixx, air weekly in 91 markets in North America including New York and Los Angeles.

Sixx first picked up a camera in 1989.  The photographs from This is Gonna Hurt, explore beauty how it’s perceived and how we view ourselves, based on Sixx’s journals and music.  His nationally syndicated radio show, “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and “The Side Show Countdownwith Nikki Sixx,” runs two hours a day, six days a weeks at the top of the rankings in markets including Los Angeles and New York.

In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Grammy nominee, radio host, bestselling author, clothing designer of Royal Underground, and philanthropist, Sixx is the proud father of four.

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