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Nikki Sixx Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Bassist & Wiki

Nikki Sixx is the patron and the lead bassist of the band ‘Mötley Crüe’. Known for his hysterical on-stage antics, Sixx has started it to the list of the ‘100 Most Influential’ Musicians of today. His career initiated at the age of 17 and since then, he has gone on to become one of the most admired bassists in the genre of heavy metal around the world. He originally started off by working in various bands in Los Angeles. Aside from his music career, his autobiography, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’ and The Dirt’, became New York Times best-sellers. He presently hosts the morning radio show, ‘Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx’ and The Side Show Countdown’.

He also has his own clothing brand entitled, Royal Underground’. Originally, this line concentrated on men’s clothing and has now slowly expanded to women’s wear. Before he got into the world of music, he was making ends meet by working plentiful dead-end jobs. However, he always dreamt of to a songwriter and also dreamt of inserting together the ultimate ‘theatrical’ band, thus composing the ‘Mötley Crüe’.

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx

Wiki/Biodata

Birth NameFrank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.
Nick Name• Sixxdawg
• Nikki Sixx
Age(as in 2020) 62 Years
ReligionNon religious
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignSagittarius
Birth PlaceSan Jose, California, United States
Date of Birth11 December 1958
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceWestlake Village, CA
Home TownSan Jose
HobbiesPhotography

Family

Mother's NameDeana Richards
Father's NameFrank Ferranno
BrotherNone
SisterLisa Feranna (Died in 2000)
Others• Rodney Anthony Feranna (Half-Brother)
• Ceci (Half-Sister)
• Serafino Feranna (Paternal Grandfather)
• Frances (Paternal Grandmother)
• Horton Divett Haight (Maternal Grandfather)
• Caleb Haight (Maternal Great-great-great-grandfather)
• Keturah Horton (Maternal Great-great-great-grandmother)
• Don Zimmerman (Uncle) (Capital Records‘ Producer and President)

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Lita Ford (1981-1984)
• Denise Katrina Matthews (1987)
• Denise Richards (2010)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/Spouse• Courtney Sixx (m. 2014)
• Donna D'Errico (m. 1996–2007)
• Brandi Brandt (m. 1989–1996)
Nikki Sixx Wife

Nikki Sixx Wife

Marriage DateNot Available
ChildrenSon- • Gunner Nicholas Sixx
• Decker Nilsson Sixx
Daughters- • Frankie-Jean Sixx
• Storm Brieanne Sixx
• Ruby Sixx
Nikki Sixx Kids - Family

Nikki Sixx Kids - Family

Education

SchoolRoosevelt High School
College/UniversityNot Available
Educational QualificationNot Available
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Author, Fashion Designer, Radio Host, Photographer, Record Producer
Brands EndorsedNot Available
Career Manager• Tenth Street Entertainment
• Music Artist Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 184 cm
in meters- 1.84 m
in feet inches- 6’1”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest SizeNot Available
Biceps SizeNot Available
Waist SizeNot Available

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorDark Brown (Natural)
Eye ColorGreen
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Available
Shoe Size12 (U.S.)

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodNot Available
Favourite ActorsNot Available
Favourite ColorsNot Available
Favourite SportNot Available
ControversiesNone

Life Journey

Nikki was born to Frank and Deana Ferranno. When Nikki was in his thirties, he found out that he had a sister with down syndrome. She was older than him. The day before he was to meet her for the first time, she passed away. His father left him and his mother soon after he was born.

He was often swapped between his mother and his grandparents and moved many times to different places. His mother was well known for her long list of boyfriends which even included Richard Pryor. He went to seven schools within 11 years. He moved out of his mother’s home, living in the streets, and sold drugs until he was kicked out.

He went to reside with his grandparents in Idaho and then to Los Angeles, California. He made Mötley Crüe in 1981 with Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil, after being in many bands, but just after “London”. Evolved his name to Nikki Sixx legally before joining Crüe.

In December of 1987, Nikki was uttered clinically dead due to an overdose. After the incident, Mötley Crüe went into rehab. Nikki married Brandi Brandt in 1989. They had 3 children, Gunner Nicholas (b. 1991), Storm Brieanne (b. 1994), and Dekker Nilsson (b. 1995). They divorced in November 1996.

One month after the divorce, Nikki wedded Donna D’Errico in December 1996 and they had Frankie-Jean Mary (b. 2001). Nikki and Donna briefly separated in 2001 and reconciled months later.

Nikki Sixx Net Worth

Nikki Sixx has a net worth of $45 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$45 million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceMusician, Songwriter, Author, Fashion Designer, Radio Host, Photographer, Record Producer

In July 2014, Sixx and his wife bought a mansion in Los Angeles suburb Westlake Village for $4.125 million. The 10,300-square-foot, single-story home is set on 1.2 acres. The home has high ceilings, large main rooms, a family room wet bar, and extensive loggias that make the home ideal for entertaining.

A spa sits off the swimming pool and another is by the master suite. The pool cabana has bathrooms, a covered area, and an outdoor shower. There are a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Shortly after buying the Westlake Village mansion, Sixx listed his former home in Calabassas for sale for $2.399 million.

Set in a gated community on a third of an acre corner lot, the home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, wood floors, an office with built-ins, a loft, a music room/home theater, a swimming pool, spa and barbecue center with fireplace and pizza oven. He purchased the home in 2011 for $1.89 million.

Nikki Sixx Songs And TV Shows

  • After recording a demo with the group, he was fired from the band along with another band-mate, Lizzie Grey. Together, they formed the group, ‘London’ in 1978. He soon departed from the band.
  • He left the group and founded the band ‘Mötley Crüe’ in 1980 including Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. They recorded their first album, ‘Too Fast for Love’ the subsequent year, which was released under the band’s own record group, Leathür Records.
  • On September 26, 1983, the band released their second studio album, ‘Shout at the Devil’, which vaulted the band to widespread national fame.
  • From 1985 to 1989, they released a string of albums including ‘Theatre of Pain’, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, and the hit album, ‘Dr. Feelgood’.
  • The band was doing exceptionally well around this time, but Sixx had become addicted to heroin and visited rehabilitation centers a number of times by now.
  • On October 1, 1991, the band released a compilation album of all their hit songs titled, ‘Decade of Decadence’. Three years later, they released a self-titled album with the newest band member, John Corabi, before they fired him in 1996.
  • In 1997, they released the album, ‘Generation Swine’, which was the seventh heavy metal album by the band. After two years, Tommy Lee left the band and formed the temporary group, ‘Methods of Mayhem’. His position was taken over by Randy Castillo.
  • In 2000, the group remixed all of their songs and compiled it in an album titled, ‘New Tattoo’. The next year, Sixx penned the best-seller autobiography, ‘The Dirt’, which labeled the band as ‘the world’s most notorious rock band’.
  • In 2000, he formed project ‘58’, which is an internet-based alternative project. He founded this along with Dave Darling, Steve Gibb, and Bucket Baker. The group released their debut album ‘Diet for a New America’ and also released a single titled, ‘Piece of Candy’.
  • During the Mötley Crüe’s hiatus, Sixx formed ‘Brides of Destruction’ along with Tracii Guns from 2002 to 2004. They released the album, ‘Here Come the Brides’, which became a huge hit. In October 2004, the group decided that they would go on a hiatus while Sixx returned to the ‘Mötley Crüe’.
  • The ‘Mötley’ Crüe finally reunited in 2004. Two years later, the band went on a reunion tour with all the original members of the band.
  • In 2006, he formed the group ‘Sixx: A.M.’, which was formed initially to record an audio supplement to his autobiography, ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’ that was published the next year.
  • In 2008, they announced the first-of-its-kind ‘Crüe Fest’, which featured Sixx’s side project ‘Sixx: A.M., Buckcherry, Papa Roach, and Trapt’. The same year, they released their ninth studio album, ‘Saints of Los Angeles’.
  • He launched his own radio show called ‘Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx’, which aired on all major rock/alternative music stations from February 8, 2010. Two years later, the show was moved to the morning slot. Apart from this radio show, he also hosts a sideshow called ‘The Side Show with Nikki Six’, which is a weekend program.

Songs List

1981Too Fast for Love
1983Shout at the Devil
1985Theatre of Pain
1987Girls, Girls, Girls
1989Dr. Feelgood
1994Mötley Crüe
1997Generation Swine
2000Diet for a New America
New Tattoo
2004Here Come the Brides
2007The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack
2008Saints of Los Angeles
2011
This Is Gonna Hurt
7
2014
Modern Vintage
2016Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1
Prayers for the Blessed, Vol. 2

Production and Songwriting List

1988Lita
1989Fire and Gasoline
1990Hey Stoopid
2002Back into Your System
2003Couldn't Have Said It Better
2004ForThemAsses
2005Here I Am
Runaway Brides
2006Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
2007Set Me Free
Full Circle
2008
Sunset Man
2009Whatever Gets You Off
2010Tattoos & Tequila

‘The Dirt’ Movie

Production on the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, based on the band’s best-selling autobiography with Strauss and featuring actor Douglas Booth as Sixx, began in early 2018. The film premiered on Netflix in March 2019, with the band contributing four new songs to its soundtrack.

Thanks in part to a resurgence of fan interest sparked by the movie, Sixx and his old bandmates announced in late 2019 that Mötley Crüe planned to reunite and head out on tour.

Addiction

On December 23, 1987, Sixx was declared dead for two minutes after a heroin overdose. He was revived by paramedics and taken to the hospital, which he escaped to rush home and shoot up in his bathroom. Soon after this near-death event, Sixx and his bandmates went into rehab. Later, the band produced their most successful album to date, Dr. Feelgood (1989), which remained on the charts for 114 weeks.

Facts

  1. Sixx has a huge social media fanbase with his official Facebook page hitting more than 1.5 million followers, his Twitter with more than 800k followers, and Instagram with more than 1 million followers.
  2. He grew up listening to Deep Purple, Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Black Sabbath, Elton John, T. Rex, David Bowie, and Slade.
  3. He was a trouble-maker back in his youth and was sent to Seattle to live with his mother. Sixx stayed in Seattle for a short span of time where he also learned to play the bass guitar. At the time, he was able to buy himself his first instrument using the money earned from a guitar he had stolen.
  4. At the age of 17, he initiated working on several jobs including a job at a liquor store and working as a vacuum cleaner seller over the phone.
  5. He founded the band Mötley Crüe with drummer Tommy Lee.
  6. In 2010, Sixx became the host of Premiere Radio Networks‘ rock-alternative music radio programs Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown alongside Jenn Marino.
  7. In 1989, Sixx and Mötley Crüe released their 5th studio album titled Dr. Feelgood which turned out to be their most successful album, topping the music charts for 114 weeks after its release.
  8. A portion of the profits earned from Sixx: A.M.‘s album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and his autobiography The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star has been donated to help the Covenant House. Apart from that, Sixx has auctioned his personal items to help fund the Running Wild in the Night and was able to raise more than $100,000.

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