Nikki Sixx is an English glamor model, musician, singer, and actress who is known for being a successful model who has worked extensively with The Sun as she won its Page 3 Idol competition. Their most successful album, Dr. Feelgood, remained on the charts for 114 weeks, and the group’s autobiography, The Dirt, became a New York Times best seller and later a movie. Nikki also hosted the radio show Sixx Sense for several years.
Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.
Sixxdawg, Nikki Sixx
Musician, Radio Host, Songwriter, and Photographer
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Alternative Metal
Eleven Seven, Elektra, Mötley, Sanctuary, Leathür, Warner Music Group, Beyond
Birthday / Date of Birth
Nikki Sixx was born on the 11th of December 11, 1958, in San Jose, California, United States.
He’s currently 63 years old.
His educational qualifications are unknown.
- Father – Frank Ferranno
- Mother – Deana Richards
- Siblings – Lisa Feranna (Sister) (Died in 2000)
- Relatives – 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), and Keturah Horton (Maternal Great-great-great-grandmother), Don Zimmerman (Uncle) (Capital Records‘ Producer and President)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nikki Sixx has dated –
- Lita Ford (1981-1984) – In 1981, Nikki first met guitarist and actress Lita Ford at a party. The couple later started dating and were together for almost 3 years before breaking up in 1984.
- Denise Katrina Matthews (1987) – In 1987, Nikki got engaged to musician-actress, Denise Katrina Matthews. However, their engagement did not push through and the couple decided to call it quits due to their unhealthy relationship.
- Brandi Angela Brandt (1989-1996) – Nikki found another love after his separation with Matthews and met Playboy Playmate model, Brandi Brandt, whom he married in May 1989. They have 3 children together – 2 sons named Gunner Nicholas Sixx (b. January 25, 1991) and Decker Nilsson (b. May 23, 1995) and a daughter named Storm Brieann Sixx (b. April 14, 1994). The former beaus got officially divorced in November 1996.
- Donna D’Errico (1996-2007) – Sixx married his 2nd wife, actress Donna D’Errico in 1996 and they have 1 daughter named Frankie-Jean Mary Sixx who was born on January 2, 2001. The two broke up after their daughter’s birth but got back together a few months later after Sixx completed his rehab. Reports added that though they seemed to have tried fixing their marriage at the time, they separated again in April 2007 and got officially divorced in June of the same year.
- Kat Von D (2008-2010) – Sixx again entered into another relationship and dated tattoo artist Kat Von D. They had to call it quits in 2010 but they were spotted back together a few months after their alleged breakup. Sixx appeared on Von D’s reality show LA Ink in 2008, during which she gave him a tattoo of Mötley Crüe‘s lead guitarist, Mick Mars. On August 25, 2010, the singer released a statement confirming that they had broken up, but reports about them getting back together had made the rounds for the 2nd time on October 19, 2010.
- Courtney Bingham Sixx (2010-Present) – In 2010, Nikki is married to model Courtney Bingham. The couple was first spotted at the Call of Duty: Black Ops launch party held in Santa Monica, California, United States. On November 26, 2012, he announced to the public that he had already proposed to Courtney while they were on vacation at St. Barts. The lovebirds had officially tied the knot on March 15, 2014.
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 85 kg
- In Pounds – 187 lbs
Dark Brown (Natural)
Nikki became known for the Co-Founder and Bassist of Heavy Metal Band Mötley Crüe. Besides, after recorded and released Shout at the Devil, he became a national hit (1981). Next, they released Theatre of Pain (1985) and Girls, Girls, Girls (1987).
In 1987, Sixx made his first TV show appearance as Himself (As Motley Crue) in an episode of the music series, A tope.
In 1981, Nikki and his band Mötley Crüe self-recorded their debut album, Too Fast for Love under the band’s own record label Leathür Records.
Nikki Sixx Net worth
Nikki Sixx has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars as of 2022.
Social Media Profiles
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nikki Sixx
- At the age of 17, Nikki moved to Los Angeles and worked menial 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. Soon after recording a demo, Nikki was fired from Sister along with bandmate Lizzie Grey.
- In 1978, Nikki and Grey formed the band London soon afterward.
- Nikki legally changed his name to Nikki Sixx. After a number of lineup changes, London added former Mott the Hoople singer Nigel Benjamin to the group, and recorded a 16-track demo in Burbank.
- In 2000, a number of the London demos recorded with Sixx were included on London Daze by Spiders & Snakes, led by former London guitarist Lizzie Grey.
- In 1981, Sixx founded Mötley Crüe alongside drummer Tommy Lee. 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. The band self-recorded their debut album,
- In December 1987, Sixx overdosed on heroin and was reportedly declared clinically dead for two minutes before a paramedic revived him with two syringes full of adrenaline.
- In October 1997, Sixx had become controversial for an incident during a Mötley Crüe concert at Greensboro Coliseum, in which he used racial epithets while goading the audience to physically attack a black security guard for repeatedly attacking a female fan.
- Sixx wrote most of Mötley Crüe’s material, including tracks such as Live Wire, Home Sweet Home, Girls, Girls, Girls, Kickstart My Heart, Wild Side, Hooligan’s Holiday and Dr. Feelgood.
- In May 2001, Sixx addressed the issue, and claimed he had apologized to the victim of the incident.
- In 2002, Brides of Destruction were formed by Sixx and Tracii Guns. initially with the name Cockstar, after Mötley Crüe went on hiatus and Guns left L.A. Guns.
- Sixx invited former Beautiful Creatures guitarist DJ Ashba to join the group however he declined to focus on his solo band, ASHBA.