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10 Music Moments That Shocked The World

10. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Being Pronounced Dead For 2 Minutes

Motley Crue helped ignite the hair metal scene on the Sunset Strip in the late 80's. With their decadent songs about sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the Crue earned the reputation as one of the most dangerous bands of the time. But the real danger they caused was to themselves.

Around Christmas in 1987, Nikki Sixx was rushed to the hospital, having overdosed on heroin. The doctors were unable to save him at first, and Sixx was pronounced dead for two minutes. In a last attempt to revive him, Sixx was given two adrenaline shots through the heart Pulp Fiction style, which brought him back into consciousness.

Sixx's overdose later became the primary influence for the Crue's single "Kickstart My Heart." Though he had a legitimate brush with death, it took a few more years before Sixx and the rest of the band finally got clean. Nowadays, Nikki is luckily on the road to recovery and transparent about his past struggles.

This type of incident would be one of the most intense moments in anybody's life. But for the Motley Crue in their prime, it was just another day at the office.

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