Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx has been hired by environmental magazine editors at National Geographic to capture the beauty of Thailand.

Sixx is a keen landscape and portrait photographer and National Geographic bosses are so impressed with his work they've set him an assignment.

He says, "I tried to go (to Thailand) in '87, and our management wouldn't let me. They said, 'Bottom line, Nikki - you'll die."