Nikki Sixx has become one heck of a story-teller over the years. With three books under his belt, he recently released his fourth book “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” which explains in detail, his trajectory on becoming one of the most badass rockstars the last two decades has ever seen.
The book chronicles his journey from a young Idaho farmboy to the vivacious mastermind behind one of the best hard rock band my generation has ever seen, Mötley Crüe.
Born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958, he spent much of his childhood with his grandparents, who raised him. Through his teens, he bounced from house to house, being raised between his grandparents and his mother. Eventually, as fate would have it, he took a Greyhound bus and headed to Hollywood.