Sebastian Bach has issued a response to Nikki Sixx’s claim that he was never asked to join Motley Crue following Vince Neil’s departure in 1992 by outlining specific details from his audition with the group.
The back and forth started this past week when a fan on Twitter asked Sebastian if he was ever considered to replace Neil, to which Bach replied, “Not considered. Asked.”
Sixx denied Bach’s claim on his Sixx Sense radio show, saying "I read something online. It's not true, and I wanna talk about it a little bit. Sebastian Bach, who was the lead singer from Skid Row — and I still think he should still be in Skid Row, and I've talked to all of them about that many times; they just can't along — he says that Motley Crue wanted him to replace Vince Neil. And I'm just gonna say right now that is absolutely not true.”
Read Nikki’s full comments here.
On Thursday, Bach wrote a lengthy Facebook post entitled “NIKKI SIXX's 'CLAIM' THAT SEBASTIAN BACH's 'CLAIM' IS "ABSOLUTLEY NOT TRUE" is "ABSOLUTLEY NOT TRUE", refuting comments made by the bassist.
“Well, it's not every day you wake up to one of your childhood heroes calling you a liar,” begand Bach. “Either that, or Nikki Sixx's memory needs some serious 'refreshing'.”
Here is Sebastian’s comment in full:
“What the fuck is Twitter? Twitter is the new rock magazine of the modern age. When I was a kid, we had magazines and journalists and interviews and articles and pinups and posters to follow our favourite artists. Nowadays? Twitter is actually the new rock magazine.
Last week I answered one tweet with three words. Some fan asked me if I was "ever approached to join Motley Crue". My tweet, in response to this, was: "not approached. asked." Literally three words.
The next day I woke up and saw that my tweet had actually become headline news on every single rock music website. Every single rock music radio station. Every single rock news outlet, radio, web, or print, was reporting "Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue". I laughed that all of these supposed "news outlets" have nothing better to do then go to my Twitter page to manufacture 'news' stories. None of these "news stories" had any actual quotes by me. Or anything that I actually said. Every single article just copied and pasted my tweet. It is incredible to me that my Twitter feed is a source of 'news' for every rock news outlet around the world.
Everybody knows that Nikki Sixx is in control of Motley Crue. When I woke up that next day and saw every headline of every news outlet "Sebastian Bach asked to join Motley Crue" "Motley Crue Sebastian Bach blah blah blah blah blah" I was laughing because this is extremely old news. I could envision Nikki Sixx seeing his band's name 'Motley Crue' in every single news article and saying "hey, I am Motley Crue! What the fuck is all this?"
And now today I wake up to the headline that Nikki Sixx himself is on his radio station actually talking about my tweet. It is incredible to me that Nikki Sixx, one of my childhood heroes, would go on his radio station to talk about one single tweet that I made. I did not realize that my tweets were this newsworthy. It blows my mind that Nikki Sixx is on his radio station talking about one tweet that I made in response to a fan.
Why people are constantly fixated on what happened in 1991 is completely beyond me. But that's just the way it is. What did they say about the 80s.? If you remembered it, you weren't really there? A perfect example of this would be Nikki Sixx's book "The Heroin Diaries". In his 'diary', Nikki tells a story about the 'Theater of Pain' Tour & how I kicked in the window of the CNE Stadium door on the afternoon of the show and let all of the fans in at three in the afternoon. Being that his book is a "diary", you would think that this would be accurate information. But in actual fact, this whole incident did not even happen on the 'Theater of Pain' tour. In fact, this incident occurred on the "Shout at the Devil" tour. About 3 or 4 years before "Theatre of Pain". So does that mean Nikki Sixx's 'claim' that his 'book' is a 'diary' is 'absolutely not true'? Do I think Nikki Sixx is actually 'lying'? Not really. I am sure that all of the heroin and partying and drinking would affect a man's memory. The simple fact is that, I did indeed kick in the doors... on the shout at the devil tour. Not the theater of pain tour. Who even cares? What does this even matter, anyways?
Vince Neil is the singer of Motley Crue. He always has been, and he always will be. Vince Neil is the voice, frontman, & singer of Motley Crue. Now & forever.
So, Nikki Sixx is either calling me a liar, or his memory is wrong in this instance. I am willing to assume the latter.
The fact of the matter is I was not only asked to join Motley Crue..... I actually REHEARSED with the band Motley Crue. I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee and I spent a full day singing the Motley Crue set with the band Motley Crue. In front of their whole road crew. I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crews' ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki's very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band Motley Crue. I remember his exact words, that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy, and Mick as well. It's not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.
I remember everything about that day.... including what kind of sandwich Tommy Lee had for lunch. I will tell this complete story in my upcoming book. This was not just a simple offer to 'join a band'. I rehearsed with the band. I spoke to their management on the phone days later about Nikki's offer. It was a big deal involving record companies, management companies, and all sorts of business dealings. Maybe Nikki doesn't remember that day. But I find it hard to believe that I would spend a day rehearsing with the band, at their official rehearsal hall, do the set with them, in front of their whole road crew, and Nikki doesn't remember this? Oh well. I will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join Motley Crue in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon. I am not simply 'making this up'.
Thank you all for enjoying my Twitter page so very much. I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”
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