Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has tweeted:
Someone seemed to find it weird I took bass lessons a few years ago. I was also taking vocal, guitar and piano lessons. Nobody knows this but I also took a college course on writing short stories and poetry. I will always to be curious as I travel my path. Hope you do to! 🤟🏽
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) May 30, 2023
Motley Crue and Def Leppard recently played their sixth show of the European leg of their “The World Tour” this past Friday night (June 2) at Prague Rocks at Letiště Letňany in Prague, Czech Republic. Fan-filmed video of Motley Crue’s performance can be seen.
Motley Crue’s setlist was as follows:
01. Wild Side
02. Shout At The Devil
03. Too Fast For Love
04. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
05. Saints Of Los Angeles
06. Live Wire
07. Looks That Kill
08. The Dirt (Est. 1981) (with Machine Gun Kelly on screen)
09. Guitar Solo
10. Rock And Roll, Part 2 / Smokin’ In The Boys Room / Helter Skelter / Anarchy In The U.K. / Blitzkrieg Bop
11. Home Sweet Home
12. Dr. Feelgood
13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
14. Girls, Girls, Girls
15. Primal Scream
16. Kickstart My Heart
Motley Crue and Def Leppard will next perform on June 3 at Expo-Plaza in Hanover, Germany.
Last year in October 2022, John 5 departed Rob Zombie’s band to become a part of Motley Crue as he replaced Mick Mars as the guitarist struggled with health issues.
The split seemed amicable enough until last month when Mars sued the band for his share of the profits, accusing bassist Nikki Sixx of “gaslighting” him into thinking that his mental faculties were declining and that memory loss was preventing him from playing the songs properly. Mars also added that the hair metal legends extensively used backing tracks, claiming that Nikki didn’t play live at well, something that the guitarist was opposed to.
Crue also addressed the issue with a counterstatement reiterating that the guitarist was unfit to perform and stating that there were no backing tracks involved in their performances, which led to many fans and musicians becoming divided between both parties.