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Getting back to Crüe, this is the band's 30th anniversary. Other than keeping Crüe going, what are you proudest of about this achievement?
I'm proud that we're a band that gives 100 percent. I really love that. We've only done five shows here in America [on this tour]. We've had so many people come to shows and say, "I've never seen anything like this." I say, "Have you ever seen Mötley Crüe before?" They go, "No." So, we do what we do, and I guess there's not very many of us left that give over-the-top shows and have lived it, breathed it. We talked about it, on the radio show all the time, it's not OK to be OK, ever. If there's ever a time in history when we need rock 'n' roll bands to be real, we need it now. We need young bands that are hungry and going to give 100 percent visually, musically, lifestyle-wise. We've been doing this for 30 years; we won't last forever. The wheels will fall off the bus someday. I hope to God someone's out there cultivating the danger. Because it's fucking like watching paint dry out there. It's really boring, I'm telling ya.
In the early days, Crüe had a Satanic image; then you adopted more of a party-animal look. Did you have any weird run-ins with Satanists that prompted the shift?
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Yeah. Every day. [laughs] It's wonderful.
Any story that's the creepiest?
My favorite is — and I'll still see it from time to time — there'll be like the guy outside the arena with the cross on his back and he's walking back and forth, and he's like, "Jesus died for your sins. Don't go see Mötley Crüe." And I go, "How do those two go together? Are you at the wrong place? Shouldn't you be at McDonald's?"
There were a bunch of photos of you released in the '80s covered in blood. When is the last time you've bled for your music?
Every night, it's a bloodbath onstage. If you've ever been to a Mötley Crüe show, you know that the first 15 rows get covered in, drenched in, blood.
You're currently on tour with the New York Dolls, who basically invented the glam look Mötley Crüe had in the '80s. What does that mean to you?
Well, I mean, they influenced us musically, and their sneer mixed with fashion is such a... They were so innovative. For me to have them out of here, to have them get to play for the tens of thousands of people every night, that's just to me so exciting. That when I get people that tweet and say thanks for turning me on to the Dolls, you know, mission accomplished.
Lastly, in the Crüe classic "Girls Girls Girls," you wrote some lyrics about the Dollhouse strip club down here near Fort Lauderdale. What's your favorite South Florida haunt these days?
No, I don't remember if I've ever been there. [laughs] That's the problem with 30 years of debauchery: You don't remember a lot. I don't know if I've ever even been there. I think Vince has, so that counts.
OH NIKKI, YOU ARE SUCH A JOY! YOU MAKE ME LAUGH AND SMILE EVERYDAY, THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU BABY!CHRISTINA CURRY
I believe in you nikki sixx it's okay to be different I feel that way to but i don't tell people how i really feel about my feelings and whats going in my life because i am going through a depression state right now because i am so stressed on alot of things. i am glad i can get this off my chest right now.
You are truly talented Nikki. I am so happy that you juggle so many plates yet so down to earth. Michelle Miller
Thanks Nikki for the clearity on Vince's"book". I read it and it never seemed to be him doing the talking. Also I didn't really care about what his ex-wives had to say. It seems like there's got to be allot more to Vince Neil than that. It's like let's pick on Vince lately, and really walk in his shoes awhile before you judge, we are all human!
I wish I could go to the CRUE concert when they come up to Seattle but my ship will be on deployment by then so I'm going to miss it. Hopefully next year.
Great Article, thanks for keeping it REAL!! See you guys on July 3rd and July 9th!!! My 41st bday is July 1st so its gonna be a blast.
Nikki Sixx is pretty much amazing. i dont think there is anything this man could not do if he sets his mind to it!