Lies of the Beautiful People

Album: This Is Gonna Hurt (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Sixx: A.M. is a side project of Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx. The lead single from This Is Gonna Hurt, the band's second album, got released the same time as People magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue hit newsstands. This may or may not have been coincidental as the song was inspired by Sixx's contempt for the yearly poll. "It's not the people on the magazine [that I dislike]," Sixx explained to Billboard magazine. "It's that [life] can be more than just one version of beauty."

    For the record, Nikki Sixx was married to two Playboy playmates: Donna D'Errico and Brandy Brandt.
  • The song's music video features live shots of the band, as well as photographs shot by Sixx himself, taken from his second book, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx, on which the album is based.

Comments: 2

  • Amy from Pensacola, FlLies of the Beautiful People was written by the same writer who was not given credit for The Beautiful People performed by Marilyn Manson & Beautiful performed by Christina Aguilera who wanted to tie the 3 songs together. The Beautiful People performed by Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue performed a cover of Helter Skelter by the Beatles in which the original version Charles Manson thought meant Armageddon was coming & this is partly where Marilyn Manson's stagename came from. Beautiful was written later and takes the idea from ELO's Don't Bring Me Down performed by Christina Aguilera. The writer met Nikki Sixx as a teen in '83. That teen is the real Amy Lee who is the founder of Evanescence, not Amy Lynn Hartzler.
  • Dave from San Antonio, TxThis song clearly copies "Pumpin' up the party" by Hanna Montana. Too bad Nikki's come to this. I only know this because my little kid watches Hanna Montana and he heard this song and noticed the similarities.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?