Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx revealed how much money he spent per day on heroin in a new USA Today interview about the band’s biopic ‘The Dirt.’
“I was doing a little over $1,000 a day in heroin, and then probably the same in cocaine and alcohol,” Sixx says. “I was in a downward spiral, and was eventually going to end up dead or bankrupt. And that was hard to watch in the film.”
Vince Neil also had to relive his share of pain watching the film, as it shows his 1984 drunk-driving accident that killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley and seriously injured two others. He spent 15 days in jail and received five years probation.
“It was rough for everybody after that accident,” Neil says. “I tried to stay sober for a few years, but it’s tough when there’s no support system around you. They were still doing coke and drinking and carrying on, and I just couldn’t be a part of it.”
“It’s been almost 40 years with these three guys,” Nikki Sixx says. “We know everything about each other. I’ve known Mick and Tommy and Vince longer than anybody on Earth. … So there’s a bond between us that is unbreakable. Even if we’re fighting, it’s unbreakable.”