After some awkward Vince Neil performances, Nikki Stixx tells us EXCLUSIVELY why his Motley Crue bandmate has a ‘powerful’ albeit ‘incorrect’ voice and why suspending ‘The Stadium Tour’ was the ‘right decision.’
Though Mötley Crüe introduced in May that they have been suspending their already delayed “Stadium Tour” to 2022, the hair steel icons nonetheless performed a handful of exhibits over the summer season. Sadly, singer Vince Neil has audibly struggled throughout these performances, which earned some harsh criticism from the steel neighborhood. Despite all that, Mötley Crüe guitarist Nikki Sixx had nothing however love for his bandmate whereas chatting with HollywoodLife at Screamfest® LA’s black carpet North American premiere of The Retaliators. He even doubled-down on current feedback the place he likened Vince to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. “They [Vince and Robert] have these really unique and tonally incorrect voices that when you apply a melody line or a lyric to them, it can be really powerful,” says Nikki.
Vince’s voice, in response to The Heroin Diaries writer, reminds him of “some of the early Zeppelin stuff,” although Nikki did observe that he thought Robert Plant “is a more bluesy singer.” The feedback echo those who Nikki mentioned throughout a chat with Yahoo Entertainment. “With Motley Crue, Vince has this amazing, unique voice — sometimes like Robert Plant, Perry Farrell,” mentioned Nikki (h/t Loudwire). “They have these interesting voices that are… they’re not pitchy, they’re just raw and just kind of on top.”
Nikki additionally mirrored on the choice to postpone The Stadium Tour – which options Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – to 2022. The tour was initially slated for 2020, but it surely was pushed again because of the coronavirus pandemic. In May, Mötley Crüe introduced they have been rescheduling the tour again to 2022 as a result of it was “the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets.”
“We made the right decision of not touring this year because there is no such thing as COVID insurance,” Nikki tells HollywoodLife, “and that would be putting a lot of people at risk and a lot of people in danger of not making any money. That’s why we are out there to help people on both sides. We are going to go out there next year. There’s going to be enough protection in place and enough rules in place. More people will be vaccinated, which will make it a safer place.”
Nikki additionally shared the way it was “fun” to write down the tip credit theme for The Retaliators. “Allen Kovac called up and told me what he was doing,” says Sixx. “He sent me a little clip and breakdown of what he was doing. He sent me a little breakdown of the script. Me and James Michael, the singer in Sixx:A.M., put the song together. It was a lot of fun, and I’m glad they liked it.”
Fans may even get a second serving to of Sixx when his new memoir arrives on Oct. 19. “It’s called The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx. It’s about my first 21 years and how music shaped me, the 70s, things I’ve learned, and songwriting. It really helps explain what happened later on in my career.”