SIXX: A.M PERFORM MOTLEY CRUE SONGS EVEN THOUGH NIKKI CLAIMED, “THE DAY MOTLEY PLAYS ITS LAST SHOW, I WILL NEVER PLAY ANOTHER CRUE SONG AGAIN”
Nikki Sixx has once again reneged on his promise to never play a Motley Crue song. On Saturday, he and the other members of Sixx:A.M. sat in for a cover of Shout at the Devil during Disturbed‘s set at Hellfest in Clisson, France.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” singer David Draiman told the crowd. “We have a rather special series of treats comin’ up for you right now. Please welcome … from Sixx:A.M., Nikki Sixx, James [Michael] and DJ Ashba onto the stage. I think we’re gonna play something from Nikki’s old band, if that’s okay.”
Last year, as Sixx was planning his post-Motley Crue career, he spoke of his willingness to want to move forward and not trade on his band’s legacy. “A lot of times, I see people try and do ‘the next thing’ and it’s just kind of the same as the other,” he said. “[If that were me] I’d think, ‘Well, why not just do Motley Crue?’ But why would I do another version of Motley Crue? Sixx:A.M. is completely different musically, spiritually, emotionally, visually … and that gives me pride,” Sixx insisted. “The people who are coming to see us, are coming to see Sixx: A.M. We don’t play Motley Crue music, and we never will play Motley Crue music. The day Motley Crue plays its last show, I will never play another Motley Crue song again … even if it’s one I wrote.”
But just two weeks ago, Sixx:A.M. performed “Live Wire” during an appearance at a French radio station. Sixx justified the decision by tweeting, “The band had a great idea to do a haunting version just for French Radio. We are not living off of it.”
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