Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Motley Crue: Nikki Sixx praises Rolling Stones at Grammys

The Grammy Live telecast caught up with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx on the red carpet at Sunday’s big event.

When asked who he was excited to see, Nikki said “I wanna see Mick Jagger and [Bob] Dylan. We’re looking for some of the real musicians playing with some of the newer musicians.”

When advised that this year was Jagger’s first live appearance, Sixx said “I guess he’s been busy.”

As for his thoughts on the Stones touring forever…

“I hope so,” said Sixx. “I played some shows with them in Motley Crue, and that band’s still as relevant today as when I first got turned onto them when I was a kid. They’re still delivering it. I’d sit there at soundcheck, and they’d just start jammin’ and playin’ – whether it’s the blues, or cover songs, or relearning their old songs. It’s like a ‘real’ band. It’s not programmed.”

Sixx has a new book and album called “This Is Gonna Hurt” on the way; the book is out April 12 and the album is set for release May 10.

"This is Gonna Hurt" – the book - is billed as music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of "The Heroin Diaries." A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, "This is Gonna Hurt" is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real rock star at a stark, post-addiction world.

Motley Crue – Nikki Sixx interview
Grammy Awards – February 13, 2011

Sixx: A.M. – Life Is Beautiful
Crue Fest
Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON – August 28, 2008

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