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Nikki Sixx on Motley Crue: We’re Here To Assault You

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If you’re going to see Motley Crue at their upcoming residency in Las Vegas, make sure you bring plenty of protection. In a recent interview with bassist Nikki Sixx, he gave a colorful description of his band, comparing them to “f—ing a nasty stripper that’s probably gonna give you a disease.”

When Powerline asked Sixx ‘How would you describe today’s Motley Crue?’, that’s probably not the answer they were expecting, but according to Sixx, that’s part of their charm. “I think you’ll get a different answer from everybody in the band,” he said. “That’s what I love about our band; it’s like four different personalities.” He’s proud of the raunchy persona Motley Crue has, saying, “I’m proud of that. I don’t want us to be tame; I don’t ever want us to be rightable.”

When the topic of their past tumultuous summer tour with Poison came up, Sixx pulled no punches, admitting, “We took Poison because that’s what the fans wanted, we didn’t want ‘em. I didn’t want them.” He continued to comment on the situation, saying, “We never said we wanted to tour with any ’80s bands.” Although Motley Crue was part of that era of music, Sixx identifies more with bands like Black Sabbath and AC/DC, comparing their early days to “NY Dolls juiced up on Van Halen.”

Motley Crue are set to kick off their three-week Las Vegas residency at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Feb. 3-19. For more on the residency, read our exclusive interview with drummer Tommy Lee.

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