After the huge success of Mötley Crüe Biopic ‘The Dirt’ that came out March 22nd on streaming service Netflix, there are rumours about a Mötley Crüe reunion and other potential ventures in the Mötley Crüe camp. Although, they signed a legal document preventing them from ever touring again, that might not stop them performing small intimate shows, or releasing a new full album in the form of The Dirt soundtrack.

The idea is to do with The Heroin Diaries for the opiate epidemic what Rent did for AIDS and HIV
- Sixx

Nikki Sixx also has big plans to turn his memoirs, ‘The Heroin Diaries’ released over ten years ago into a Broadway Musical in the hope of tackline the ongoing opiate crisis currently griping many parts of the United States of America.

In an interview with BUILD LND he says:

“The idea is to do with The Heroin Diaries for the opiate epidemic what Rent did for AIDS and HIV — to really shine a light on it and give back to communities locally, nationally and internationally,”

“I’m really happy that the world ‘epidemic’ is attached to this crisis right now, but I’m also very frustrated that it took us this long to get here, and so the timing for us is important, meaning it needs to happen now,” he continued.

Sixx continues to recount a story about when his book first came out:

“It was the sixth day that the book came out, and I was somewhere in America at a book signing,” Nikki recalled. “And it was unbelievable — there wasn’t hundreds; there was thousands and thousands of people coming to these book signings. And there was a guy coming up in the line and he was shaking and he was sweating. And the security came up to me and said, ‘Hey, we’re a little scared, a little worried about that guy. Do you want us to remove him?’ And I said, ‘No. He’s kicking.’”

“And the guy goes, ‘What do you mean he’s kicking?’ I go, ‘He’s kicking dope right now, dude. You’ve gotta let him come up here.’ And the guy came up and he started crying. And he had his one-day chip from being one day sober. The book had been out six days, and he was in the sixth day of his withdrawal. And that has never left my mind. I wanna see that over and over and over and over. It’s taken people out in droves — it’s unbelievable — and it doesn’t need to be. And we can get into political angles, we can get into all kinds of angles, but really, it’s all about the heart, and the story is real, and what can we do with that story.”

Heroin Diaries the musical is set to play in at least 100 cities, yet to be confirmed.

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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