michaelsweet400 Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has responded to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s comments slamming him because he questioned the authenticity of Motley Crue’s book, The Dirt, and Sixx’s tome, The Heroin Diaries.

Sweet posted on his Facebook page:

“I meant no disrespect to @NikkiSixx or @MotleyCrue and certainly not to addicts or recovering addicts. I was simply trying to convey the importance of not believing everything you hear (rumors) and giving my own opinion of some of the over-embellishments (in my opinion) that some autobiographies seem to portray. I’ve never even met Nikki before and I have nothing bad to say about him. I do believe that my words were taken out of context but then again, that happens to all of us from time to time. Here’s what I wrote in my book:

‘If you’ve picked up this book in hopes of reading stories about me hiding in a closet shooting up heroin, buying prostitutes with all my earnings or beating the crap out of a club owner because he looked at me funny, you should probably read the Motley Crue book instead, because you won’t find that here. I’m not better than they are, but my story is different. I’m not an angel, either, and I think you’ll find some pretty eye-opening stories, and I hope—whether you know my music or not—you’ll find them enlightening or at least entertaining.’

Michael Sweet’s autobiography, Honestly: My Life And Stryper Revealed and his new solo album, I’m Not Your Suicide, were released on May 6th.


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  • Dustin on

    I understand why Mike Sweet put this out,as Motley and Stryper share some of the same fans,but he shouldn’t have. Nikki has made his entire career writing about his rock star exploits (I’m no puppet/I engrave my veins with style) ! Every guy who has played gigs and toured a little bit tells some embellished road stories. Nikki is no different. For him to get all butt hurt over someone calling b.s. is pretty hypocritical . As far as Nikki somehow reading into Sweet’s statement that he was making fun of addicts or whatever is just some more posturing. I remember when Nikki didn’t care about defending his credibility,he wrote great rock tunes. All this whining he’s done makes him a candidate to have his man card revoked ! Next thing you know he’ll be wearing flannel,staring at his chuck taylors, and singing about daddy issues !

  • mark on

    michael, instead of worrying about what books contain worry about charging $ 150.00 for vip meet and greets????? ather show signings where even though you been supporting stryper since soldiersyou have to buy the new cd to meet the band? i got a great title for your next book” g-r-e-e-d( what have you bought from us lately).

  • doug r. on

    I can remember about 20 motley crue songs off the top of my head, I can’t remember any from stryper, wonder why? lewd, crued & tattooed, crue 4 life!

    • DR on

      And you like shit music.

    • doug r. on

      and you are a piece of shit! shit music is what comes out of your mouth whenever you speak, so shut the fuck up shit for brains.

    • doug r. on

      1 more thing asshole, shit music? so led zeppelin, aerosmith, van halen, kiss, MOTLEY CRUE, scorpions, judas priest, ac/dc, sammy hagar, that’s what you call shit music? then what the fuck do you listen to? nevermind I don’t want to know.

    • DR on

      So let’s see, you liked ‘I can’t drive 55, Dude Looks Like a Lady, Shook me All night long (cause that’s what you asked Malcolm to do after we all heard he had a stroke. Remember that you sick twisted bastard? Remember when you asked a seriously ill person to ‘shake you all night long’? You also like Home Sweet Home, Nother Thing Coming, and Rock You Like a Hurricane (why didn’t you ask Klaus Meine to rock you like a hurricane Doug? Is he too healthy for ya?). Any other generic metal band you want to mention you hardcore metal beast? You forgot KISS, Poison, and Cinderella. How many of your home made mixed tapes have Every Rose Has Its Thorn on them Shock Rocker?

    • doug r. on

      by the way Dick Rash (DR) my get well wish to malcolm was 100% music meant, anybody & everybody else would know that, only a sick pervert like yourself would take it wrong & twist it, but like I said that’s what you do. if it was rock me all night long instead of shook me, well, you probably would have took that wrong too, because that’s what a immature idiot like you does. oh yeah, I do like the song every rose, especially 55, kick-ass anthem, but I also like ozzy, metallica, megadeth, prong, alice in chains, so what’s your point? quick, go ask your wife what your point is! expand your mind, what’s left of it.

    • doug r. on

      generic metal bands? your meaningless opinion. listen dumb-ass, people can like a band like poison & metallica, it’s not unheard of to be a fan of both, very different bands of course, but it’s all good! ALL THINGS hard rock & heavy metal. that’s why I like & respect people like eddie trunk who aren’t afraid to admit they like bands like cinderella and a band like slayer, not all metal music has to be about death & destruction, depression & politics, doom & gloom, so lighten the fuck up already. and if you don’t like the red rocker, you don’t like rock ‘n’ roll, and if you don’t like rock ‘n’ roll what the hell are you doing here? you see, here we talk about ALL THINGS hard rock & heavy metal. there’s only one way to rock. too bad DR (Dick Rash) don’t know which way that is!

    • doug r. on

      you know, I know this is old already, and everybody EXCEPT DR knows exactly what I meant, if DR had any common sense he would know that when I said to Malcolm get well soon & come back strong, so once again you can shake me all night long, I meant with your guitar, with your music, using the title of that song as a “musical reference”, it wasn’t meant the way DR thinks. notice he was the only one to reply & respond that way. he twisted a well-intended get well wish into a sick joke, he’s famous for trying to get people to think somebody meant something they didn’t mean. YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG WITH YOUR MUSIC, is that clear & simple enough for you DR? and shame on you for bringing Klaus Meine’s name into your twisted sick joke. now what other song titles are you gonna twist? what other words are you gonna try to put in people’s mouths. I’m still shocked & very disappointed that your comments on this were even allowed, yes, everybody has a right to speak their mind, if they have one, one with common sense.

  • Lee on

    150 to meet? Whatta head. I like Bobby Blotzer letting it slip Pearcy wanted 33% and WD said no so Ratt implodes. Now we get Pearcy in old brick bars & clubs or opening for the Sistah in Jersey and Ratt back in converted union halls in Scranton or Toledo like Skid Row now plays for rent. Burt Ward (Robin) said his book was mostly baloney to sell books. They all b.s. their books…except Dee.

  • Jack Woodstein on

    Who cares? This band sucks. The whole premise of “Christian Rock” is completely ridiculous. No offense to Christians, but “Christian Rock” is for douche bags.

    • Dana on

      Just curious Jack, why are you reading a story about a band you dislike? Just to complain about them?

      Personally, I don’t waste my time reading about bands that don’t appeal to me and I certainly wouldn’t bother to remark about them. One thing I have learned from the comments section on this site is that men can be just as catty as women, if not worse. Meow ^-^ LOL!

      Dana from

    • jack wood on

      It is like a car wreck. Sometimes it is hard to look away. Yes, anytime there is an opportunity to complain about Stryper, I do.

      Hey if other people dig it, that is cool. But Stryper really is bad, “honestly”.

    • Dana on

      Okay, even if there are those that don’t agree with you, at least that response was at least mature and quite clever. Kudos.

      D from 🙂

    • DR on

      That was so stupid I just couldn’t stop laughing.

    • James on

      You’ve obviously never listened to them. They play Maiden/Priest-style riffs, but OH MY they sing about something positive. Who cares what they sing about. Even if you dont agree with their beliefs you have to respect them for sticking to their guns. I dont agree with satanism, but I love King Diamond. Its about the music. Listen to Stryper’s new album and tell me if their music still sucks.

    • jack wood on

      James, I have heard enough to know that they are not good. Do they still wear the yellow leather? But hey, who am I to say? Just one person. If you like them, that is ok. I am sure they have a ton of Dove Awards in their trophy case.

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