During a recent appearance on “Talk Is Jericho,” producer Bob Rock discussed his recent sessions with Mötley Crüe. According to him, the band recorded three new songs.
Rock said the following when asked about working with the band’s new guitarist John 5:
“It was so amazing. It was just the best time — so easy. It was really easy.”
He also added the following about working with bassist Nikki Sixx over the years:
“[While we were making 1989’s] ‘Dr. Feelgood’, [Nikki] says to me, he goes, ‘I don’t think I ever played on any of the MÖTLEY CRÜE records. I think somebody came in at night and replaced all my parts.’ He says, ‘So I don’t really know how to play bass.’ And I said, ‘Too bad. You’re playing bass on it.’ So I worked with him through ‘Dr. Feelgood’, did a lot of edits and made him play every note. But when we did ‘The Dirt’ [soundtrack], the songs on ‘The Dirt’, I went to see him and we started working on the demos. He picked up the bass and started playing, and I said, ‘Woah, woah, woah. What’s going on here?’ He had been taking bass lessons for five years. All of a sudden he’s an amazing bass player. And I think that’s so cool, in that point of his career, he wanted to be better. I admire that. So now, on ‘The Dirt’, Nikki and Tommy [Lee] played live off the floor, both of them.
So [this time] I had John 5, Nikki Sixx — excellent bass player — Tommy Lee. It was easy.”
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