NikkiSixx400 Bassist Nikki Sixx has bit back at Stryper singer Michael Sweet’s claims that Motley Crue’s biography is full of tall tales.

Crue bass player Sixx responded to Sweet’s swipe by posting a message on Facebook, claiming that the Stryper frontman had no right to comment on his experiences and his battle with drug addiction.

His post reads: “Non addicts talking shit about people who have fought for their lives to beat their addiction…..‪#‎MichaelSweet‬ #‎OhHeHasABookForSale? #‎GodBlessTheChildrenOfTheBeast #SobrietyRocks #‎Sad.”

In a previous interview with Music Enthusiast, Sweet claimed Motley Cure’s official biography The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band and Sixx’s own memoir The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star were “stretched.”

In the interview, to plug his own book Honestly: My Life And Stryper Revealed, Sweet says: “Is it as controversial as Motley Crue? No, but I think half of what we hear about Motley Crue is BS anyway, like when you hear stories about Nikki Sixx dying three times and whatnot. It’s, like, how stretched is that?

Half of the stuff I read in these autobiographies I just kind of roll my eyes at, because I just think that a lot of these guys just did so many drugs and drank so much booze that their minds aren’t too clear in terms of remembering the past exactly as it went down.”

Sweet is not the first to question the credibility of Sixx’s book. Former member John Corabi previously said he found it hard to believe someone on heroin would be capable of keeping a diary.

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  1. Nikki Saved Micks life man!! So Nikki is cool with me even if he’s being a little a defensive. Who cares what Sweet says. Sweet sucks and his stupid Stryper band. CRÜE FOREVER!!!

    1. Well, honestly I’m more familiar with Crue than Stryper but Michael Sweet has more musical talent than possibly all 4 members of Motley Crue combined. I saw Stryper a few years ago, so this was still relatively recent, and was very impressed both vocally and instrumentally. I’ve been meaning to check out more of their catalog than I’ve heard, which admittedly isn’t much. I was a big Crue fan as a kid, and I still love “Shout At The Devil”, but really Motley is as much or more about being a bad ass, living in excess rock band than great musicianship. I’m not putting Crue down, just saying Michael Sweet and Stryper are a lot better than many people probably realize.

  2. Hey Bryan. GOD Bless you bro. Have you ever heard Mike sing or play lead guitar before? He could easily be the LEAD Singer and LEAD Guitarist for the Crue/ improve the band several times over. As a 25year lead guitarist myself, I can honestly tell you…. This guys a real talent, man. He’s an amazing musician/ has the chops to prove it.. I’ve seen both bands multiple times and can say though they are a great band, Vince and Mick would have their work totally cut out for them if they tried playing or singing that way. The dude is the REAL DEAL! Whats better……..Stryper is carrying a message: GOD is LOVE and loves you. There is NO “stupidity” in HIS WORD. It will last longer than Motley Crue or any other band for that matter.

  3. I believe Michael Sweet in that how can anyone so hooked into drugs who is now sober can remember how they lived in drugged fueled haze. Like with Ace Frehley & Peter Criss with their books spinning tall tales of the past when I bet they made up most of it

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