It was back in July that Nikki Sixx said that if Motley Crue were to tour with Guns N’ Roses, the two bands would “destroy the world.”
It has been noted that the idea of a Motley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses joint tour sounds amazing; both bands are not only icons of ’80s heavy metal, but they remain beloved acts to this day, drawing in thousands upon thousands of fans to their shows.
Sixx isn’t the only member of Crüe who would be down to tour with the Los Angeles, heavy metal thrashers though, for Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 is also very into the idea of such a hypothetical run.
The former Rob Zombie guitarist recently took part in a conversation with the Appetite for Distortion YouTube channel, and among the topics discussed, John is asked about the chances of Crüe hitting the road with Guns N’ Roses.
Talking about his relationship with Guns N’ Roses and his interest in touring with them, John shares (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Well, if you were to ask me in a reality sense, like bands that are touring and bands that I love, my number one would be Guns N’ Roses. And me and Nikki [Sixx, Mötley Crüe bassist] talked about this. He was, like, ‘Who would you wanna tour with?’ No — someone was asking us; I forget who it was. Someone was asking us, and we both said, ‘Oh, Guns N’ Roses.’ And just because it’s such a perfect fit. We both love them very much. And we’re friends. I mean, I love all the guys so much and I’ve been friends with them for a very long time. I mean, a long time.”
The Mötley Crüe guitarist goes on to add:
“That very first [Guns N’ Roses] show that I went to when they first started, I remember after the show — this was way before meet-and-greets and all that stuff, they came out and sat… I’ll never forget this. It was very weird. They sat in these seats, all of ’em, and just talked to a couple of people hanging out. And I was hanging out. We just talked. And this was like so early on, like when the [first] video just hit or something like that. But that’s when I met them, and I would see them. ‘Cause I was getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, and I would always see them, and I would see them at the Cathouse. So I’ve known them for that long. And I just think it would be a wonderful, wonderful tour.”