Nikki Sixx’s Uncle, Capitol Records Executive Don Zimmerman, Dies – 2020

Nikki Sixx: RIP Don Zimmerman. You changed my life forever by sending me albums when I was a kid in Idaho with a big dream and then by bringing me to Los Angeles to live with you, you actually changed rock n roll in the ’80s. God bless your family and friends. Thank you.


Nikki Sixx was partially raised by his single mother, Deana Richards, and by his grandparents after his father left the family. Nikki’s uncle, the husband of Deana’s sister Sharon, was Don Zimmerman, producer and president of Capitol Records.