Contact Us

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Pronounced Legally Dead – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

Nikki Sixx
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Motley Crue‘s ’80s excess is legendary and it really peaked out on Dec. 23, 1987 when the band’s bassist Nikki Sixx was declared legally dead of an overdose before he was eventually revived. While Motley Crue had been highly successful prior to Sixx’s overdose, it should be noted that arguably the band’s most successful release, ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ came after the incident.

Sixx has also gone on to form Sixx: A.M, has become a popular radio host, an author and an accomplished photographer in the years since his almost death. Sixx stated in December 2012 on the 25th anniversary of his near fatal overdose, “I am extremely grateful to be able to look back over these last 25 years and have all the memories that would of otherwise gone down in flames.”

Next Moment: I Am Iron Hand?

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!