Monday, June 10, 2013

Motley Crue: Nikki Sixx’s mother dies

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is mourning the death of his mother, Deana Richards, who passed away on Saturday, June 8 at the age of 74.

Sixx revealed the news in a tweet that read, "RIP Mom 5-5 1939 to 6-8 2013."

The tweet followed a note Sixx had posted on his Facebook page.

“Writing a beautiful song about regret.....Pain always serves up the most brutal truth,” wrote the bassist. “I cannot see a ray of sunshine and not find the beauty in the inevitable rain cloud coming in behind it...I have made mistakes....Do lyrics and melody really make up for lost time? THE SAYING "THIS TOO SHALL PASS" WORKS BOTH WAYS...”

Sixx was born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. in 1958 in San Jose, California. He was partially raised by his single mother and by his grandparents after his father left the family. Nikki later moved in with his grandparents after his mother abandoned him; he would later reconnect with her in Seattle, where he first learned to play bass.

Sixx and the Crue have a few festival shows this summer to play before they return to Las Vegas this fall for a second residency.

An “Evening In Hell” sees the group back at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive 12-show run from September 18 through October 6.

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