Nikki Sixx Digs Black Veil Brides, Says Party Generation Is Dead
Nikki Sixx and his band of fellow miscreants in Motley Crue defined rock ‘n’ roll excess in the ’80s. No band has filled Motley’s slot as the baddest boys in rock in the modern era. Times have changed and rock bands aren’t the party animals they used to be, something that Sixx acknowledged.
In a chat with Sleaze Roxx, Sixx spoke about the band’s X-rated Boy Scout manual ‘The Dirt,’ which is being transformed into a movie down the road. The things the Crue did (and lived to tell about in those very pages) will make your hair curl! Sixx admitted, “I don’t think bands now could do what we did and I don’t think society is geared towards that anymore.”
He continued, “I remember saying to my girlfriend one day — we were at a pool around noon somewhere, I think we were on the road — that nobody would be sober and someone would be in the bathroom doing blow and f—ing fighting and throwing up. Nobody at this party would be sane and not just the bands as society was also completely off the rails.”
When the world changed, courtesy of “the onset of HIV, political correctness, alcoholism, death, destruction,” Sixx pointed out that “People began to think what could happen to them. Society started to change and campaigns like don’t drive and drive started as the new generation came up and then being drunk wasn’t seen as fun it was seen as being stupid and it kinda changed in a healthy way and I don’t think we could have gone on much longer. We have the scars and the wounds from our time and we can’t take back what we did as it makes us what we are. It was a rough one.”
The Crue set the bar high and since society as a whole changed, no one can or will top their level of excess.
Sixx did throw some props at up ‘n comers Black Veil Brides, who are trying to live fast and rock hard, with no regrets and no safety nets. Sixx said, “I think Black Veil Brides are cool.” But he isn’t completely sold on them…yet. He revealed that the band is without a key piece to put them over the top.
He said, “I’ve told them they are missing one thing and they need to write ‘Schools Out’ or ‘Shout at the Devil.’ They’ve got to write that anthem to unify everyone as everyone wants to like them but they just haven’t proven themselves yet. BVB have good songs but they don’t have the song yet, but that takes time. Some people have it but some don’t.”
When Nikki Sixx gives you advice, you take it. Let’s hope BVB are working hard on their unifying anthem!