Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx turns 53 today (Sunday, December 11). Congratulations on a fantastic year of being 52, and it looks like 53 years of age for Nikki will be even better. His books, his photography, The Sixx Sense Radio Show and Countdown, a #1 rock track from his other band SIXX A.M., a great tour than continues into 2012 from Motley Crue with a residency in Las Vegas, and quite possible finally a movie version of “The Dirt” all contribute to the Nikki Sixx brand. Happy Birthday Nikki!

Here’s a photo of the cake Sixx received from his bandmates and road crew while on the road in the U.K. with Def Leppard and Steel Panther.