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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  1. Well, my opinion here, but, Nikki should never say never.. Sprinkle some Motley songs in I say.. I for one would like to hear them from time to time..

    1. Well, ya, I agree. I don’t see the big deal about playing the songs. I was a huge Crue fan, and love the old songs, but them making a spectacle out of the “retirement” thing just made me lose respect for them.

      Just wrap it up and move on. It’s not like they are Zeppelin.

    1. …people change their minds about stuff wherein the contingency of such an action doesn’t affect others in a negative way when you assess the aggregate of all intentions and actions…. I don’t see why you make such a big deal out of it…

      : )

  2. What it really shows is that, as everyone noted when it happened, the whole Motley Crue press conference and signing some kind of absurd contract to never play again was completely silly.

    Saying you’re never going to play the songs that built an entire musical career was a moment of theater…to get attention. Lets be honest, those guys will be playing those songs forever.

  3. Lame to go back on this promise. Apparently Nikki said something against Eddie recently? Haven’t seen the comments online but Eddie said he wants an apology. Nikki-if you aren’t going back to Motley get Brides of Destruction back together. Way better than Sixx A.M. IMO.

  4. this guy is such a hand job!!!! such a pompous a–hole,yea why would you want to play a few songs mixed in with your sixx am stuff right.f–k your fans that love and supported you for all these years.i will show them ,i will not celebrate the rich history of all the great music ive done.oh but please still buy my old bands cds and dvds ok…..what an a–hole

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