Nikki Sixx On Unauthorized Mötley Crüe Play: “We Have Never Been Approached About This Play”

Nikki Sixx has taken to social media to condemn the release of writer/director David Lucarelli’s unauthorized Mötley Crüe play, “The Crüe: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth.” That show is currently set to debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles, CA on June 4.

Sixx said the following on Instagram:

“Fans of Mötley Crüe have asked about a new play by David Zucarelli’s [sic] called ‘The Crüe: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth.’

I was disappointed to see an advertisement using my image and our band’s trademark The Crüe to promote this play.

The advertising is misleading because it suggests that I and the other members of the band are somehow involved with the play.

We have never been approached about this play. And Mötley Crüe has no connection or affiliation with this play whatsoever.”

Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars May Release His Solo Album Late This Year

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars might finally release his long-awaited solo album late this year. The tentative timeline was revealed by the guitarist’s collaborator Paul Taylor.

Taylor said the following about the record on the “Sonic Dorms” podcast:

“That one, I wrote most of the record with Mick and Jacob Bunton, who sang with [former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer] Steve Adler. Me and Jacob have written a lot of stuff for TV together. I’m really excited to have that come out, and that, I think, is gonna be towards the end of the year.”

He continued:

“Mick is so awesome, and just the endless cool things he comes up with and the palette of sounds. There’s days I just go, ‘Is that guitar? Is that you doing all that?’ [It’s been] really fun. I’m very excited about that.”

Taylor also added:

“Mick doesn’t really want me to say too much about it. But he said it’s okay just to say it’s a heavy record — it’s definitely heavy — and it very versatile. I feel really lucky that I got to sit and work with him and turn these things into songs. I think it’s gonna blow some people away. It’s really cool.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mötley Crüe Release Their Own Coffee

Mötley Crüe have joined forces with Brewtality Coffee Co. to create their own coffee. You can get that HERE. The following was said about the two blends:

“Mötley Crüe’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’ is a dark roast coffee with a bold, smooth and never bitter taste, that you will instantly want to rock out to. So grab your favorite mug and Mötley Crüe album and turn the volume up to eleven! Its time to ‘Kick Start Your Heart!'”

“Mötley Crüe’s Espresso Blend French Roast will get your taste buds buzzing, with notes of dark chocolate, brown sugar and toffee. Kick off your day with a Deadly Fresh ‘Feelgood’ brew dedicated to the Crüe!”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx To Appear On New Episode Of “American Idol”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx will be appearing on the March 20 episode of “American Idol.” You can find a preview for that episode below:

Sixx told Billboard the following:

“It was a lot of fun to team up with ‘American Idol’ upon the show’s return to L.A. After all, Mötley Crüe are also from L.A., and so many amazing songwriters call Los Angeles their ‘Home Sweet Home.’

Because of ‘American Idol’, a lot of great, timeless, classic songs have not only been re-interpreted by the next generation of talented singers but have also been re-introduced to mainstream audiences and younger generations of music fans for the last two decades. As a songwriter myself, that’s something I really appreciate, so when I was invited to appear on this Sunday’s episode, I did not hesitate.”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) On Recent Feud With Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam): “You Take A Swipe At My Band; I’ll Take A Swipe At Your Band”

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. The grunge act then responded by sharing a video of a large crowd along with the caption: “We ❤️ our bored fans,” while Vedder also took a shot at Tommy Lee’s drum stunts during a live show. Now, during a recent chat with Paulo Baron and Regis Tadeu, Sixx further opened up about the feud.

Sixx said the following:

“I’m not trying to be the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’, ’cause I’m not the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’. I wrote that song about somebody that ripped us off. I am the guy that if you fuck with me, I will fuck with you back. And that’s what that song is about. You take a swipe at my band; I’ll take a swipe at your band. You try to hurt my family, which is my band; I will try to hurt you. That’s not something to be proud about. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I remember going to MTV with [a copy of] ‘Nevermind’ before it had come out, Nirvana. Me and Tommy were on there. We were, like, ‘Hey, you guys gotta check out this band. You gotta check out this band.’ And they were bands that were coming. I remember having a cassette — I think it was demos; it might not have been; it might have been early recordings — for Rage Against The Machine, and I remember telling everybody about that.

We’ve never been afraid to embrace music changing because that’s the whole idea behind music. If you listen to ‘Too Fast For Love’ and then you listen to ‘The Dirt’, you’re, like, ‘Well, it’s the same band, but it has grown.’ So we never had a problem with that.

My only thing is, you wanna take a crack at my band, I’m probably gonna say something back. But what I don’t understand is why’s the guy even talking about my band? He’s a successful guy.

Listen, let’s face it: the guy flies around in private jets; he lives in a mansion in a gated community; he sells out stadiums; and then he dresses at the thrift store and tries to pretend some guy in the ’90s. Don’t take a swipe at my band, dude. I mean, I’m at least being honest.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Add Five More Dates To Upcoming Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have added five more dates to their summer tour. This includes new stops in Toronto, ON, Indianapolis, IN, Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB, and Las Vegas, NV.

Tour Dates:

06/16 Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
06/18 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/19 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
06/22 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
06/24 Flushing, NY – Citifield
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
06/28 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
06/30 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
07/02 Jacksonville, FL – Tiaa Bank Field
07/05 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/12 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/14 Cleveland, OH – Firstenergy Stadium
07/15 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
07/17 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
08/10 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/16 Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
08/19 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
08/25 Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
08/27 Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
08/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/31 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/02 Vancouver, BC – BC Place
09/04 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
09/09 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Takes Another Shot At Mötley Crüe During Recent Solo Show

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. The grunge act then responded by sharing a video of a large crowd along with the caption: “We ❤️ our bored fans.” Now, Vedder has apparently decided to take another shot at Mötley Crüe by dissing Tommy Lee’s drum stunts. He said the following before his drummer, Chad Smith (also of Red Hot Chili Peppers), played a solo during a recent show in Newark, NJ:

“That drum kit — that silver, beautiful machine that he is the engine of — does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Pearl Jam Respond To Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx: “We Love Our Bored Fans”

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. Now, the grunge act have seemingly fired back at Sixx with the below tweet:

Nikki Sixx Calls Pearl Jam “One Of The Most Boring Bands In History” After Eddie Vedder Expresses His Disdain For Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has taken to social media to call out Pearl Jam. The bassist described the group as “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene during a recent interview.

Vedder told The New York Times the following:

“You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club. I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolized late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls‘ and Mötley Crüe: fuck you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.”

“Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth. But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power‘s and not Heather Locklear‘s — nothing against her. They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”

Sixx then fired back on Twitter:

“Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it? #TheStadiumTour #RocknRoll”

He also added the following while responding to a fan who was angry about his comment:

“You’ll be fine. Remember there were zillions of brown haired bands for brown haired fans…..Go find them. You will know them by the bored look on their face 🛎”

Sixx then took a shot at Vedder’s vocals after another fan said that they will recommend Pearl Jam’s music to put a baby to sleep:

“Or just sing to the baby with marbles In your mouth…Very zen.”