Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx revealed he was offered $25 million to produce Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses in a new tweet.
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— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) September 15, 2022
There have been some debates over ‘Rock is dead’ and grunge music supposedly killing metal. It is a long-standing controversial topic. Poison drummer Rikki Rocket recently noted how the “Stadium Tour” by Motley Cure proved “Rock ‘N’ Roll is not dead.” He then teased the fans who don’t approve of Poison’s style of rock music.
Rikki Rocket opens up on Motley Crue
On Friday, September 9, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts successfully wrapped up their massive joint trek across North America. Originally scheduled for 2020 and then postponed twice, “The Stadium Tour” has been a long time coming and would keep experiencing setbacks even as the four bands hit the road – with Tomy Lee’s broken ribs and Bret Michaels’ hospitalization being only a couple of examples.
Despite the hurdles during the tour, it finally completed at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium, and would drum up so much excitement that it became the fourth best-selling tour of 2022.
In a statement recently published on Facebook, Poison’s Rikki Rocket argued how the success of “The Stadium Tour” indicates that rock music is far from being dead:
“Such a crazy summer! I think we proved that Rock ‘N’ Roll is not dead. Neither is our brand of Rock ‘N’ Roll! We still have our pundits and quite frankly, it’s part of our success. Back in the day, Jazz peeps criticized Rock ‘N’ Roll for having players who weren’t proficient all the while having zero idea what makes good Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
The drummer went on, apparently poking fun at people who don’t think all that highly of Poison in terms of skill and/or complexity:
“Poison isn’t a jazz rock fusion/progressive metal band. Hell, most of the time we aren’t even really metal, we are Rock ‘N’ Roll. To those folks, enjoy stuffing 32nd notes into a 150 Bpm song or whatever floats your boat. Rock ‘N’ Roll moves the soul and if you all hate us for it, then that is cool!
“We moved souls this summer. I know it. I saw it in the fans eyes. Not the critics. I could not not give two shits about you critics. Baste in your sour cream sauce of hate.
“Nuthin’ But a Good Time? Damn right! I love you all! Till next time, remember: Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth!”