Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. Sixx launched the clothing line "Royal Underground" in with Kelly Gray, formerly the co-president and house model of St. Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. Sixx was partially raised by his single mother, Deana Richards, and by his grandparents after his father left the family.
Feranna relocated several times while living with his grandparents.
Feranna had one full biological sister, Lisa born with Down syndrome ; died circa  and has one half brother Rodney Anthony Feranna born and a half-sister Ceci. Rex , David Bowie , and Slade. His grandparents sent him to live with his mother, who had moved to Seattle.
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At the age of 17, Feranna moved to Los Angeles, and began various jobs such as working at a liquor store  and selling vacuum cleaners over the phone  while he auditioned for bands. He eventually joined the band, Sister ,  led by Blackie Lawless ,  after answering an ad in The Recycler for a bass player. Feranna and Grey formed the band, London , soon afterwards, in They were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars through an ad in the local newspaper, and singer Vince Neil , with whom Lee had attended high school.
After signing with Elektra Records , they re-released the same album. Feelgood in The latter ended up being their most successful record,   staying in the charts for weeks after its release.
He is quoted in The Heroin Diaries as saying: "Alcohol, acid , cocaine When I met heroin it was true love. After releasing the compilation album, Decade of Decadence , in , Neil left the group, and was replaced by John Corabi , who formerly served with The Scream.
They released one self titled album with Corabi, in , before firing him in Afterwards, they reunited with Neil, with whom they released Generation Swine in In , Tommy Lee left the group to form Methods of Mayhem.
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He was replaced by former Ozzy Osbourne drummer, Randy Castillo , with whom they released the album, New Tattoo , in A autobiography entitled The Dirt packaged the band as "the world's most notorious rock band".
Feelgood ". In the s, all four members began contributing to the material on the albums. Ashba would eventually join Sixx in Sixx:A. They were advised by radio programmers that the name Cockstar would not be announced on air. They entered the studio with producer Stevo Bruno to begin recording what would become Here Come the Brides.
After signing a deal with Sanctuary Records ,    the group released Here Come the Brides in , with the album debuting at number 92 on the Billboard  selling over 13, copies. Sixx formed his own group known as Sixx:A. The band made their live debut at the Crash Mansion on July 16, They performed five songs from the album, with former Beautiful Creatures drummer Glen Sobel filling in on the drums.
On April 15, , Sixx:A.
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A deluxe tour edition of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released on November 25, , which included a bonus live EP entitled Live Is Beautiful , which features recorded performances from the band's summer tour. In April , both Sixx and Michael confirmed that the band was in the studio, recording new material.
Sixx added that the new material was "inspiring.
Brown to shoot the video for the album's first single. A third studio album, Modern Vintage , was released in Prayers for the Damned and Prayers for the Blessed were released in In September , Sixx released a book titled The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star , a collection of his journal entries from and when his heroin addiction was at its most dangerous.
Written with British journalist Ian Gittins, it presents the present-day viewpoints of his bandmates, friends, ex-lovers, caretakers, business associates and family as they respond to specific passages.
Sixx is most often seen playing Gibson Thunderbird basses. Although subtle, this helped give this Blackbird more tone and a higher output. This model was discontinued in , but has recently been put back in production as the Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird. In , Gibson announced a 'limited run' new Nikki Sixx signature bass.
Like the original it features a neck through design made of mahogany and walnut, with maple 'wings' to form the body. Unlike the original 'Blackbird' bass, a clear 'satin black cherry' finish is given to the instrument, with red 'slash' X's on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 12th frets. A mirror pickguard is also applied, with a red signature and two X's 6 x's on the whole bass is also a new addition.
His first Gibson Thunderbird was a white model. He used Fender Precision basses and Rickenbacker basses before he had his first Thunderbird.
Early on, he was sponsored by B. He used Hamer Firebird basses during the tour for Theatre of Pain , in either plain black or plain white, while some of them had finishes that suited his stage outfits.
These Spector basses were shaped like Thunderbirds, and usually are commonly called Spectorbirds. Sixx owned at least eight Spectorbirds.
He used four during the tour for Girls, Girls, Girls , two black ones and one with a Dalmatians finish, all of which had the Gibson Thunderbird Non-Reverse body type. One of the black basses had a large skull painting covering most of the body.
He also used one in a buckeye burl finish with the reverse body style. These all had black hardware. For Dr. Feelgood he used five Spectorbirds, two in sunburst and one in a natural finish.
He also used a white one with a Non-Reverse style body, covered in small black stickers and a sticker saying Dancing on Glass. He owns at least five: a black one with red lettering and white binding, a black one with gold binding, a black one with white lettering and white binding, a red one with " Helter Skelter " written on it, and a green one. The red and green ones have dragon inlays on the body.
He also used four- and five-string Epiphone Non-Reverse Thunderbirds for the Generation Swine tour and would usually smash one after his bass solo. He also has used Fender Precision Basses, particularly when smashing basses at the end of a set.
They are usually black Squier Precision Basses with white pickguards. He previously used Ampeg amplifiers with Ampeg 8 x 10" loaded cabinets made with real wood, but had switched to Basson cabinets prior to their going out of business. Many of these cabinets were painted red with latex paint to match tour themes.
Basson gave Sixx the cabinets in a marketing move to sell to metal-playing bassists, a very limited market.
Basson went out of business in Sixx was engaged to Denise " Vanity " Matthews in She was a wild black chick who had sung with Prince : she'd also been his lover for a while. At the time I thought of Vanity as a disposable human being, like a used needle. Once its purpose was fulfilled it was ready for the trash, only to be dug up if you were really desperate…We became drug buddies: sometimes, you could even just about call us boyfriend and girlfriend.
But as soon as she showed me the real ins and outs of cooking up a good rock…it was love. Not her. The drug. D'Errico has a son, Rhyan Jacob born , from a previous relationship. They separated shortly after their daughter's birth, and reconciled months later when Sixx completed rehab. They separated again on April 27, and divorced in June , with D'Errico claiming irreconcilable differences.
Sixx dated tattoo artist Kat Von D from to On November 26, , Nikki revealed to the public that he proposed to Courtney while vacationing in St. They were married on March 15, Sixx practices Transcendental Meditation , as he considers it an important self-help technique.
Each night, host Nikki Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx was joined by co-host Kerri Kasem , from its first episode until March 28, On April 2, it was announced that radio personality Jenn Marino would be joining the show in Kasem's place.
The show is based in Dallas, Texas in a studio in the Northpark Center.
Sixx said that bringing Sixx Sense to mornings "has always been our goal. Who better to start your morning with than a rock star and a hot chick? It's a dream come true to have a morning show on one of America's best rock stations. The Side Show with Nikki Sixx is a two-hour original weekend program. With the formation of Sixx:A.
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A Portion of the profits from Sixx:A. He continues to auction off personal items to fund Running Wild in the Night. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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