NikkiSixx400 Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx lacks love, and respect, for the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

The bassist posted on his Facebook page:

“The only award I look forward to getting is the one I will probably decline and that’s the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It’s a fixed old-boy network that has lost touch with art, songwriting craft, lyrics and influential music and usually has other agendas at hand. Young bands tell me it’s a joke, and these bands are the future.”

Our own Eddie Trunk told the New York Daily News last month, “How can you have a Hall Of Fame where it takes KISS, Rush and Alice Cooper twenty years to get in, but Green Day and Guns N’ Roses go in on first ballot but it Deep Purple doesn’t get in.”

Deep Purple has been eligible for induction in the Hall of Fame for the past 20 years and has been passed over each time favor of other artists.

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  • Nick H on

    WTF He uses GnR and Green Day as a bad example of first-ballot entries? I’m not an expert, but I suspect there are way worse entries than that. I would probably even expect that those two would go in on the first ballot anyway…

  • Coredrum on

    Love the Crüe but not RRHOF worthy…not that it matters because it’s a joke anyway, but they have longevity yes, but not groundbreaking by any stretch. Who have they influenced?? They stole from Kiss and Van Halen combining the two for their look and average musicians at best excluding Mick who is great…and for so many bands of the genre to not be in, they won’t even be on a ballot.

    • Frank Wolf on

      Every band has borrowed ideas from the ones that came before…. I think artists like Nikki would readily admit that.
      Green Day does not impress me that much.. the liberal media at rolling stone mag has a boner for them which is probably why they are in the hall.

  • Mr. Rock And Roll on

    Nice trip to Ego Land, Sixx. Let’s see…Motley Crue has 2 good records, the first 2. Then there’s Kickstart My Heart, good song. They have entire albums that are just terrible. They were looked at as Kiss wannabes in 1982/1983. They have not made any real honest to goodness lasting impact that has reverberated a steady flow of staying power and/or major influence. So the Black Veil Brides worship them. Big deal. Vince Neil has the voice of a shrieking 9 year old girl who just had her Ring Pop taken away. The only really excellent contributor to the band has always been Mick Mars. One of the few hard rock guitarists that writes extremely catchy lead solos without sounding ridiculous. So dream on, Sixx. You are at best 3rd rate. Deal with it.

  • Doug on

    I think Nikki’s stand is noteworthy but he is seeing the trees and not the forest. I suspect his feelings will change in 10 years.

  • Stephanie Muue on

    I think for my point of view Motley should have been in the Hall when they first became eligible back in 2006. Motley Crue should have gone in before GNR and if KISS never be inducted Motley wouldn’t had a chance to be on the ballot. For Nikki to call out the RROF for being a old-boy network has a point but for me as a fan will be really unfortunate if the band for one more time didn’t show up for the ceremony for us Crueheads will be really a hard pill to swallow. All the bands they looked up to KISS, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper are all there and it will be amazing if all of them got on stage for two songs or a tribute and but a end to the legendary band that shocked the world and changed the face of rock n’roll forever. If they do show up only the five original members will be inducted because the hall is all about successful lineups. That’s all I have to say!!

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