Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has posted on Facebook, “I have to say when I was a teenager I had no idea being in a band could garner so much love and so much hate. What a great original journey I’ve got to travel over the years watching people have so many feelings about our band. THANK YOU.——We just left rehearsal finally because they kicked us out. After we ran the set we just sat around and cracked jokes and enjoyed not playing or recording for moment. Tomorrow we headline the NFL @nfldraft before heading back to the studio. Pretty much wrapped up most of the songs so it’s all vocals from here on out. These songs are personal. You’ll understand more later.
Being in a band for 42 years you have to constantly look for inspiration.—- and I can’t believe we’re leaving soon for Europe. We’re gonna be there for two months. I’m bringing my family and gonna really make a point to get out and also make time for some photography. Leica Camera sent me the new M11 and the SL2 to test out. Can’t wait and can’t wait to play all these shows. I’m just living in gratitude everyday. And thank you to the lovers and the haters. You keep me inspired.Oh and as you can see we actually never took a break. Just came home from tour and back to work. I guess I’ll rest next time I die?”
Recently, legendary drummer Carmine Appice made waves online in an interview where he claimed that recently retired Mick Mars wasn’t getting along with the rest of Mötley Crüe over their extensive use of live backing tracks.
Appice reckoned that Mick Mars was “not happy” during the hair metal band’s comeback “Stadium Tour” last year. The drummer claimed that Mars told him the whole tour was “on tape; it was all planned out and ultimately a lot of crap.”
“Mick was pissed off and said, ‘I can play these things. I want to play them. I don’t want to make believe I’m playing them.’ So, I think that’s one of the reasons why he said, ‘I’m done.’ Sure, the disease that he has doesn’t help, and it doesn’t make life easy on tour, but Mick can play all the licks, and he was allowed to.”
Carmine also said that Mars didn’t get along with his bandmates for the tour’s duration, and that “he had his own means of travel and would travel alone on a bus while the other guys flew everywhere.”
Motley Crue frontman Nikki Sixx had then dismissed “washed up” Carmine Appice’s claims about Mick Mars not getting along with Mötley Crüe before retiring from touring.
“A washed up drummer trying to speak for us? And bottom feeder media running with it to make money off of lies? Welcome to the sad new world of LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME.”
Carmine Appice fires back
Well, it seems that the drummer didn’t seem to take these comments lightly, with a follow-up tweet that read:
“At least this washed-up drummer can play his instrument well who has pioneered heavy rock drumming and can educate others around the world on his instrument !!!”
At least this washed up drummer can play his instrument well who has pioneered heavy rock drumming and can educate others around the world on his instrument !!!
— Carmine Appice (@carmineappice1) March 19, 2023