Nikki Sixx says he'd like see Motley Crue go out while they're still on top. The musician spoke with Loudwire and other reporters at the recent NAMM Convention, where he was showing off his new Schecter Sixx bass guitar, and he addressed Motley Crue's future, their upcoming album and winning the 2012 Loudwire Bassis
One-time Motley Crue singer John Corabi served the band from 1992-1996, but there are apparently still some hard feelings regarding the way Corabi was treated during his stint with the band. Additionally, Corabi expressed his disappointment with the lack of communication he's had with the members of Crue since his departure, claiming that he "hasn't seen them more than five times in the last 15 years."
Nikki Sixx is a man of many passions, as evidenced by his career as a successful author, photographer and radio host as well as the musical work he's best known for as a member of Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. On Saturday (Jan. 26), Sixx was able to reveal his latest creative venture, the new 'Schecter Sixx' signature series bass, during the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.
Congrats to Nikki Sixx, the winner of the 2012 Loudwire Music Award for Bassist of the Year. The veteran rocker carried over some of his Sixx: A.M. momentum from 2011 and then kept things going by joining Motley Crue for their summer tour with Kiss. In addition, the Crue did keep fans satiated with their new single, 'Sex.'
Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler, his former management company Kovac Media Group and Tyler's lawyer, Dina LaPolt, have been entrenched in a legal battle since October 2012, regarding issues with the singer's stint as a judge on 'American Idol.' Tyler's former management company accuses the singer's lawyer allegedly sabotaged a multimillion dollar deal for the Aerosmith legend, resulting in Tyler's exit from the popular TV show. As if this wasn't dramatic enough, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue are now involved in another issue between both Kovac Media Group and lawyer Dina LaPolt, adding to the whirlwind of serious allegations.
In the '80s, Motley Crue lived the "sex, drugs and rock and roll" lifestyle to its fullest and bassist Nikki Sixx almost succumbed to his hedonism. On Dec. 23, 1987, Sixx was actually declared legally dead from a drug overdose before he was eventually revived. Now, 25 years later, Sixx has remembered the incident with a new message to his fans.
As we recently reported, Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil found himself in a Twitter battle after advocating gun control while reacting to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn. After withstanding a barrage of criticism and firing off additional tweets attacking those who challenged him, Neil has now posted that he was "misunderstood" and offered apologies to those he offended.