Nikki Sixx Turns Focus to Broadway Adaptation of ‘The Heroin Diaries,’ Ending ‘Sixx Sense’ Radio Show
Later this month (Oct. 24) will see the 10th anniversary edition of The Heroin Diaries hitting shelves, and now Nikki Sixx is planning on adapting the memoir for the Broadway stage! He’s also shifting his career focus to his blossoming photography career and television endeavors.
Featuring music from Sixx: A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, the first-ever soundtrack tied to a book release, Sixx has teamed up with former Live Nation Chairman and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark Broadway producer Michael Cohl to bring this compelling story of addiction and redemption to life onstage.
Originally released in 2007, both the New York Times Bestselling book and soundtrack will see 10th anniversary editions released. The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar features new chapters and never-before-seen photographs and comes out via Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition features three newly reimagined tracks including the updated hit “Life Is Beautiful 2017.” The record is due out Oct. 27 on Eleven Seven Music.
Next year will also see Sixx take his first-ever photo exhibition “Conversations with Angels” around the world in partnership with Leica Camera. On display through Nov. 5 at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles, the collection showcases the artist’s talent for storytelling across platforms with intimate images by Sixx depicting homelessness and drug addiction among other subjects; topics that he was familiar with before photography helped change his life. He has also partnered with Leica Camera on the debut of a limited edition Nikki Sixx Leica Q camera. More info on the camera can be found here.
Sixx has also joined Canadian talent show The Launch where he will mentor unsigned talent alongside Boy George, Shania Twain, Fergie, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels and Jennifer Nettles as experts in crafting a hit song on the new six-part series.
Unfortunately, with Sixx’s many upcoming projects, something had to take a back seat, and the musician has revealed that he’s ending his Sixx Sense radio show and its related spinoffs. His final broadcast will be Dec. 31.
“I grew up discovering music on the radio,” says Sixx. ”So to host my own show over the nearly eight years of Sixx Sense was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss Sixx Sense.”
In addition to his own creative endeavors, Sixx remains committed to broadening horizons for all. He recently penned a powerful op-ed for the Los Angeles Times arguing for better policies to end the scourge of opioid addiction in America.
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