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Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx looks back at lean, driving years

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NEW YORK (AP) — Before he was a rock god, he sold lightbulbs.

Before he shouted at the devil, he shouted at his mom.

Before he was Nikki Sixx, he was Franklin Feranna. The Mötley Crüe co-founder and bassist looks back at his formative years in his new autobiography “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” revealing family secrets and the origins of his drive to succeed. Sixx was mostly raised by his grandparents, and they instilled in him a fierce work ethic. He worked hard — on potato farms, in steel manufacturing, rug cleaning, being a janitor, selling light bulbs.

The book is out Tuesday.

 

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