Motley Crue Explain Multiple Ways to Use Jack Daniels in CNN Interview
By now, you should know that Motley Crue will embark on a three-week residency in Las Vegas in February. It’s the first time a rock band has done so in Sin City. The Crue sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan to discuss the residency, but the host also delved into their notorious, drug-addled, Jack Daniels-drenched rock ‘n’ roll past. The topics are a bit uncomfortable, but Morgan asked the big and beefy questions and the Crue graciously answered them.
Clips from the chat have been released, and the Crue reveal that a splash of Jack Daniels goes with anything. In fact, you don’t even need milk with your cereal since a cup of JD will do just fine as a replacement. When asking the Crue about an “average tour day at your party peak,” vocalist Vince Neil revealed, “You get up at 1 or 2 in the afternoon, get a bottle of Jack Daniels. First thing you do. We had made tuna, and the bowl still had tuna in it and it was sitting there for three days. You grab cereal, but we didn’t have milk, so you use Jack Daniels with your Capt’n Crunch.”
A milk replacement is not the only way the Crue improvised and creatively used whiskey. The group famously injected themselves with Jack Daniels IVs. “We thought it was a good idea,” bassist Nikki Sixx said. “I went to sleep quickly. It only happened once.” That’s when drummer Tommy Lee knew s— went way too far since they could have easily drank the beverage and intravenous was not necessary and was ultimately an extraneous step.
Sixx also opened up about his harrowing heroin addiction. He said, “… It was just there. We wanted to experience everything and I have a very addictive personality and those things don’t go together well. I had to get away from it. All that stuff makes you who you are today.”
He said he went to rehab, left, went back, tried cold turkey, but after the multiple overdoses, the “light just went on and it was over. I never picked up again. It was hard. I had to go through withdrawal. I knew it didn’t want this. I loved my band. I didn’t have any family back then. I didn’t want to throw it away.”