Nikki Sixx is reading Tom Brady’s book ‘The TB12 Method’


Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is currently busy these days writing a book, and he’s taken to a host of other literature for inspiration.

In a series of Instagram posts this week, Sixx has snapped images of the various stuff he’s been reading, including Rupi Kaur’s Milk & Honey, an Allen Ginsburg poetry comp called Wait Till I’m Dead, and A Brilliant Madness by Robert M. Drake. Sixx admits that he devours other literature while he commits to his own writing, “so I don’t get sucked into old writing habits or repetitive patterns. Even breaking rhythm in sentences can trip us up… That’s when you sometimes find something new.”

Three days ago, he posted an image to Instragram of himself slumped over a wooden desk, hard at work above his laptop. A stack of books sit to his left, in the photo’s foreground, and near the top of that stack is Tom Brady’s The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance.

Well, look at that.

In the photo’s caption, Sixx says he’s currently writing his upcoming book’s first chapter, titled “The Benefit Of The Struggle.”

“Writing book’s, poetry, short stories and lyrics takes me outta my comfort zone which is exactly what I need in life to progress as an artist,” he writes. “I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED WRITING A PARAGRAPH ON EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE FEELING DAILY. It will improve your life. BTW. I was thrown out of school and never graduated.(I wish I had) but the truth is,you can educate yourself. Now I sure the hell cant spell great but that won’t and never has held me back from my love of WORDS…”

While it’s not terribly shocking that a 59-year-old musician would take an interest in the Patriots QB’s “athlete’s bible” and an approach towards sustainability and a healthy lifestyle, we do have to note that Sixx is a devoted Seattle Seahawks fan. And one that, a few years ago, promised to perform naked if the Pats beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

That game ended, of course, with Malcolm Butler’s game-saving interception at the goal line, preserving a Patriots victory — and we don’t think Sixx ever lived up to his end of the bargain. Maybe once Sixx’s book gets published and he returns to Boston for a reading, he’ll settle up.