Former Ozzy Osbourne and current Last In Line bassist Phil Soussan has apologized to Nikki Sixx for making a disparaging comment about Motley Crue’s “The Stadium Tour”.
After attending Crue’s September 9 concert with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in Las Vegas, Soussan took to his social media to share a few photos from the show, and he stated while he enjoyed other bands, “Motley sadly not so much…never seen a place empty out so fast after only a few songs.”
Sixx caught wind of Soussan’s post on Instagram and responded by simply writing “Thanks Phil” and adding a middle-finger emoji.
Phil Soussan apologizes to Nikki Sixx
Phil addressed his Crue remarks in a new interview with Artists On Record Starring Adika Live! Speaking about the Las Vegas gig, which marked the final date of the 2022 leg of “The Stadium Tour”, he said: “It was a great show. It was good. Where I was, the sound wasn’t that great. I was actually right in the front, but the sound was… either [because of] where I was sitting or [they had a] bad soundman. I said something about that inadvertently, without thinking, just really stupid, and I think I might have offended Nikki. So I wrote to him. I said, ‘Man, I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to say anything.’ It wasn’t bad; it was just, like, [I was] hoping it was gonna be better [than it was].”
Soussan continued: “I’ve always tried to go through this world just trying to say something positive, bring something positive… You’ve gotta say something nice about things. And then sometimes you don’t think and you say something without thinking. And mea culpa; I have to own that stuff. My bad — totally my bad.”
“It’s just one of those silly things,” he added. “You say a thousand nice things and nobody remembers them; you say one bad thing and everyone still makes a comment [about it]… And thank God for, like, Blabbermouth. I open up my mouth and that’s some kind of newsworthy shit? Are you kidding me? Who are these people? Aggregate all this nasty stuff and just try to stir the pot.”
Soussan went on to say that he has “a lot of respect for the guys in Motley Crue. I’ve got a lot of history with them,” he explained. “I always wish them the best going forward. I hope they continue going forward and [continue] doing well. And like I said, if I offended anybody, I felt… The minute I saw that, I pulled it right down and wrote a letter of apology. I mean, that’s it. It’s, like, c’mon.”
Phil also praised Nikki personally, saying: “He is a marketing genius. He’s a songwriter. He’s the guy who keeps that whole machine going. And again, mea culpa. And for me to say something unnecessary and careless, yeah — my bad.”