Motley Crue Make Sad Aerosmith Drug Revelation


Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx said in a recent Kerrang interview that bands look like ‘bankers’ now, yet aren’t making any money compared to real bands like Aerosmith who were living a lifestyle filled with addiction when they were younger.

“I’m very grateful. I’m surprised that all four of us are still alive. I wake up every day and look around and see that I’m a father, and that I’m married, and that I have all these projects that I’m involved with. I’m working on a musical right now [of The Heroin Diaries]. I’m working on another book.

There’s a couple of other things that I’m doing that kind of cross-pollinate with each other. So, I kind of exist in this creative bubble and I can look back [on addiction] and say, ‘That is something that will never happen again.’ I also don’t think it will happen again in rock’n’roll.

You have bands who dress like bankers now, and they’re not making any money! I look at Aerosmith in 1976 and think, ‘That’s a rock’n’roll band!’ I look at the Rolling Stones when they made Some Girls [in 1978] and think, ‘That’s a rock’n’roll band!’ That kind of lifestyle is not there anymore.”

Motley Crue recently released their ‘The Dirt’ biopic on Netflix. Nikki Sixx is currently writing new Sixx:A.M. music.