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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  • Randy on

    the only whining going on here is all of you putting Nikki down!!

    • Scott on

      We now know that Nikki’s alias here at ET central is “Randy.” 🙂

  • rundgrenfan on

    I was a top shelf loser junkie throughout the late 70’s in Harlem/Lower East Side,N.Y.C. all the way through 1999. GOD as my witness, those sickening daze of my past are almost a complete blur….I read Nikki’s book, and have to say,”Really Nikki”………..You remember “ALL OF THIS”……………….??PURE PERUVIAN HEROIN…………???? I don’t think so,Nik,YOU DIK !! Turkey,Italy,Nigeria, Ok, maybe.but PERUVIAN heroin,I think not, YOU #%$^@ MEAT SHORTAGE !! I think you were shooting powdered sugar.

  • Keith H. on

    All I know is I saw Stryper for the first at M3 and they were AWESOME…. I will likewise be seeing the Crue for the umpteenth time in August. It’s about the MUSIC !!!

  • Dustin on

    Just some more whiney-ass rock star bullshit ! I live in the real world where nobody gives a shit if your poor little feelings get hurt. This is just Nikki’s way of keeping his name in the press in order to sell more tickets for the tour. He is another king of shameless self promotion. Nothing wrong with that. Everyone has to make a living. I don’t think nikki really gives a shit about Sweet’s comments…it’s just business. It’ll probably help Michael’s book sales too ! It’s entertainment folks…..kinda like the wrasslin’ business . Take that Jherico !

  • Frank Smith on

    Add Nikki Sixx to the Paul Stanley list of successful cry babies. These guys used to be Rock Heroes now, they lash out at what they perceive as thinly veiled criticism with regularity. What happened to the mystique and edge that these guys once had? Getting into Twitter fights with Sebastian Bach has replaced creativity. If this is the true makeup of these guys, the persona that portrayed in my youth was a complete fabrication. Who knew I was actually idolizing a bunch of chatty hens. Thought Nikki would be too busy anyway hawking his “concert played” basses for $5000 to his fans to respond to a throw away comment by Michael Sweet in a press junket.

    • George on

      do not put nikki sixx in the same category as Paul Stanely…are you kidding me?? Nikki is a true class a asshole, as is the entire Crüe except Mick…Paul has a lot more credibility in music…Nikki, not so much and Nikki seems to be seeking out fights where Paul is just answering questions like a crotchety old man…but Nikki?? Average bass player,junkie and an asshole…thinks he’s relevant as do so many idiots on twitter

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