Nikki Sixx is one helluva cool and evocative stage name, but the man behind many of Motley Crue's biggest hits had some pretty serious personal reasons behind adopting his new persona.

As the bassist originally known as Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranno told AskMen, the change was symbolic of "a long road battling a guy who walked away from me, named Frank Serafino, who was my father, and me saying "F--- you, I am gonna reinvent myself, you weren't there for me, and I am gonna become a man, called Nikki, (and) create my own family."