Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has a new book out, called 'This Is Gonna Hurt,' but it's not at all what you would expect. While his previous best-seller, 'The Heroin Diaries,' chronicled a harrowing year in which he spiraled into drug addiction, 'Hurt' showcases a different obsession: photography. The rocker is very clearly skilled behind the lens, and this book contains more than its share of shocking, sepia-drenched images of skulls, homeless Russian women, tattoo artist Kat Von D and an eye-opening series on people with deformities, as well as other oddities.

Sixx spoke to PopEater about what led him to this book, his belief in a higher power, the enduring brotherhood of Motley Crue and why he doesn't attend special A.A. groups for privacy-craving celebrity addicts.