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Metal Sludge Rewind with Nikki Sixx, 2/24/00

  

METAL SLUDGE REWIND WITH…

Nikki Sixx

Motley Crue Bass Player Nikki Sixx

 

You voted him 1999’s Honorary Super Balls Award Winner and the Best 20 Questions Interview Of The Year, so back by popular demand is Nikki Sixx!  You Sludgeaholics demanded it, and we are giving it to you!  We last did 20 Questions with Nikki on May 11, 1999.  And don’t forget our historic interview with his wife Donna D’Errico back in December!  So the Sixx family is definitely down with Metal Sludge.  Motley is currently in the studio recording their new album, but Metal Sludge dragged Nikki away long enough for him to answer our questions.  

1.  What are you up to now?

im in a partnership with technogy companies that are devoloping a broadband channel.  I HAVE A CHANNEL CALLED ** the outlaw network**.this will  be a lifestyle channel

2.  How big an honor was it for you to win the Metal Sludge Honorary Super Balls Award and Best 20 Questions?  Does it get any bigger?

I FEEL LIKE IVE FINALLY GOT SOME RESPECT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

3.  You’ve said in the past that every era of Motley is different and you wouldn’t re-do any of them.  You guys would continue to be musically ahead of the game.  But the new songs are definitely old school stuff.  What made you decide to write stuff like you’ve already written?

ITS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT WRITING SOMETHING IVE ALREADY WRITTIN AS IT IS PLAYING A STYLE THAT IS MORE IN TUNE WITH WHAT IS AT THE  CORE THE  BAND.

Motley Crue - 1984

Motley 1983

4.  How long will it take for the Motley Crue/Megadeth tour to end because you and Mustaine can’t get along?  And how did you hook up with Megadeth?

DAVE SEEMS TO ME TO HAVE A CLEAR VISION OF WHAT HE WANTS.  I CANT FIND A FAULT IN

THAT.  WE TEND TO NOT REALLY CHUM AROUND WITH THE OTHER BANDS ANYWAY SO IF IT WAS TO BE A BAD BLOOD TOUR (YES, WEVE HAD THEM BEFORE), WE WOULD JUST STAY AWAY FROM EACH OTHER.  IVE MEET DAVE BEFORE AN HE ALWAYS WAS COOL TO ME….

Nikki and his Needle Bass - 1987

Girls Girls Girls tour 1987.  

Notice his bass has needles on it.

5.  On a scale of 1 to 10, rate the following bands on how much you’d like to tour with them.  1 being you have no desire to tour with them at all, and 10 being a band you’d definitely want to hook up with.

Poison = 0

Ratt  = 0

Lit = 5

Warrant = 0

Kid Rock = 5

Sevendust = 6

Marilyn Manson = 6

Marvelous 3 = (?)

Pantera = 8

L.A. Guns = 5

Kiss = 4

Limp Bizkit = 3

Ozzy = 9

Metallica = 7

6.  What city has the best strip clubs and why?

THERE ALL GOOD WHEN I GO WITH MY WIFE 

7.  What really happened in the airport between Vince and Tommy?

BOYS WILL BE BOYS

8.  We noticed that is appears that Vince redid all the vocals to the Perkin’s Palace stuff on the live CD, and it sounds like he redid them way back in the day.  There are 2 different bootlegs out of the same show, but they have 2 different vocal tracks.   What’s up with that?

THATS NEWS TO ME….I REALLY DOUBT IT…. 

Why were they redone? 

I REALLY DONT THINK THEY WERE…

9.  When you wife Donna did 20 Questions with us she said the following about Pamela Anderson:  IF SHE HAD AS MANY DICKS STICKING OUT OF HER AS SHE’S HAD STICKING IN HER, SHE’D LOOK LIKE A PORCUPINE.  Our question is, was this her line or did you feed it to her?

SHES IS WOMAN HEAR HER ROAR…..

10.  Now that the 90s are over and the whole Seattle/Grunge scene has faded what and where do you see as being a new movement in music?

SONGS….BANDS WITH GREAT SONGS…

11.  Are you surprised that Methods Of Mayhem have sold almost 300,000 albums?

NO, IM NOT SURPRISED.  MCA SPENT OVER 5 MILLION IN PROMOTING IT, SO I WAS SUPRISED IT DIDNT SELL MORE.

What is your opinion on that album? 

I HEARD MOST OF THE STUFF WHEN TOMMY WAS FIRST WRITING IT.  HE HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD WITH WHAT HE WANTED TO DO.

Nikki - Theater Of Pain, 1985

Theater Of Pain, 1985

12.  Finish this sentence, "The biggest misconception about ___________ is?" Example, "The biggest misconception about MTV is that they play videos." You get the idea.

The biggest misconception about  Vince Neil is HE AN ASSHOLE

The biggest misconception about David Lee Roth is HE IS FUNNY

The biggest misconception about John Corabi is HE FUCKED UP MOTLEY CRUE

The biggest misconception about Fred Durst is (DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM)

The biggest misconception about Pamela Anderson is (DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM EITHER)

The biggest misconception about Heroin is ITS  COOL

The biggest misconception about Sebastian Bach is HES DUMB

The biggest misconception about Lars Ulrich is A GOOD DRUMMER

The biggest misconception about Warrant is (?)

The biggest misconception about Bret Michaels is (?)

The biggest misconception about Record labels are THEY CARE ABOUT ARTISTS

The biggest misconception about Porn stars are THEYRE WHORES

Nikki - Shout At The Devil Tour, 1983

Nikki 1983

13.  Do you have custody of all your kids, or do just get them on the weekends?   

50/50 CUSTODY 

How does that all work? 

THEY LIVE WITH ME AND DONNA FOR 7 DAYS  THEN THERE MOMS FOR 7 DAYS (1 MILE AWAY)..THEY JUST COME OVER WHEN EVER THEY WANT TOO…ITS VERY RELAXED…

14.  How many dates did it take you to get into Donna’s pants?

SHE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE TWO WEEKS..I SAY THE FIRST NIGHT…SHE WAS DRUNK AND ITS

MY STORY..SO ILL TELL IT ANYWAY I WANT

15.  Has Vince ever gotten all of the words out to "Shout At The Devil" live?

HAHAHA…PROBABLY NOT.. HE IS ALL OVER THE STAGE..I KNOW I COULDNT SING AND DO IT……..MAYBE EDDIE VEDDAR CAN (AS HE STARES AT HIS SHOES)

16.  What does the name KISS and Gene Simmons mean to you? 

I LOVED KISS…AND GENE WAS THE COOL ONE…OF COURSE 

Also tell us a little Gene & Nikki story? 

WE WERE WRITING A SONG TOGETHER AN I WROTE THE LYRICS TO GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, GENE SAID THEY WERE TOO RADICAL AN COULDNT GET ON THE RADIO..SO I  PUT THEM TO MOTLEY CRUE MUSIC AND IT WAS A HUGE HIT. FUNNY,YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHATS GONNA GO…YOU SHOULD NEVER PRE- JUDGE

17.  Do you think guys who are in their very late 30s and are millionaires should be sporting dreadlocks and sounding like they are from the ghetto?

HMMM.  SHALL I TAKE THE BALL AND RUN WITH IT???  OR PASS IT OVER TO YOU???

PASS


18.  Who do you think should be the new singer of Van Halen? 

NONE  

What’s your take on the whole situation? 

NONE

19.  You really don’t look 40s and you still have all your hair.  Do you think all the drugs you did in the 80s had anything to do with that?

I VE BEEN TOLD I LOOK UNDER 30…IM 41….ITS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN GENETICS…..AND HERION….

20.  Does it surprise you that Motley Crue has had so much success considering how little talent Vince and Mick have?

WELL NOW, I THINK VINCE __IS__ THE SOUNDS OF MOTLEY AND MARE__IS__ THE POWER OF

THE CRUE… MY FAVS NEVER GOT  MUSH REPECT EITHER..LIKE ROTH, JAGGER, LOU REED, IAN HUNTER…. THIS ISNT THE M I T SCHOOL OF MUSIC…ITS SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK N ROLL..

21.  Are you happy with Laidlaw’s album sales so far?

SALES??  NO..BUT WE HAVENT EXPECTED TO SELL ALOT OF RECORDS YET.  WE HAVENT EVEN

PROMOTED IT.  THERE ON TOUR WITH ZZ TOP RIGHT NOW.  I BELIEVE BANDS BREAK ON THERE 3RD RECORD..EVERYTHING ELSE IS SET UP….THEY WILL BE FINE… THERE A GREAT BAND

FOR THAT GENRE OF MUSIC

22.  Have you heard the all girl group The Donnas version of "Too Fast For Love" and what are your thoughts on it and other bands covering your songs?

I LOVE THE DONNAS, I WOULD SIGN THEM TO AMERICOMA IN A HEARTBEAT.  THERE HAS BEEN

ALOT OF TALK ABOUT A NEW TRIBUTE ALBUM BY BANDS LIKE KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT

ETC..

I KNOW OF AN TECHNO ONE AND A PUNK ONE AS WELL….I THINK ITS COOL…HOW ABOUT A

COUNTRY ONE???

23.  What was your biggest money making year?

THIS LAST ONE.

24.  How often do you check out our humble little website called Metal Sludge? ONCE A WEEK….I FUCKIN LOVE IT…YOU BUST EVERYBODYS BALLS……GOD BLESS YOU…  Are there any other interviews we’ve done you’ve enjoyed? 

I LIKE THE ONES WHO REALLY LAY OUT THE TRUTH..((MY OLD LADIES WAS WAYYYY TOOOO FUNNY))

Tommy & Nikki, 1997

Tommy & Nikki, 1997



25.  If Tommy calls you in a year and asks to come back to the band and that he made a mistake, would you take him back? 

PROBABLY NOT, IM REALLY HAPPY WITH RANDY.  NOT TO SAY I DONT HOPE TO BE FRIENDS AGAIN ((IN MORE THAN A FEW E MAILS TYPE WAY))  WITH TOMMY…I MEAN.. WE DID GROW UP TOGETHER…HES JUST GOING THRU SOME CHANGES…..ITS ONLY LIFE

26.  You’re Nikki Sixx, so people obviously want to know your take on things.  So we are going to throw you out some things that have happened recently and you can give everybody your thoughts.

C.C. DeVille Leaving Poison and then rejoining: YA?

Stephen Pearcy bailing on Ratt: REALLY?

Kid Rock selling 5 million CDs: COOL

Skid Row reforming with a new lead singer: REALLY?

Howard Stern separating from his wife: SAD

Pamela Anderson appearing in Lit’s latest video: WHO VIDEO?

The Original Kiss lineup playing songs the original lineup didn’t play: HUH?

Metallica playing with a symphony: HUH?

The Blair Witch Project: KINDA NUTTY

Methods Of Mayhem going Gold: I HOPE THEY DO GO GOLD, BUT FACT IS 200,000 SOLD, GOLD ON AMOUNT SHIPPED.  GOOD OLD RECORD LABEL TRICK…MAYBE IN TIME IT WILL REALLY SELL THAT…GO TOMMY GO….

So there you have it.  You wanted the best and you got it!  Everything you ever wanted to know about Nikki Sixx.  Now it’s time for the links.  Nikki’s got a lot of fucking links to plug, so here they all are.  Be sure to visit each and every one of them and buy all his shit.

Motley Crue’s Official Site: www.motley.com

Nikki’s Record Label Americoma: www.Americoma.com

Laidlaw’s Site: www.Laidlawmusic.com

Another Americoma Band, Flash Bastard: www.Flashbastard.com

Nikki's clothing line Outlaw USA: www.outlawusa.net

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