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Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx explains what kind of bassist he is

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Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx explains what kind of bassist he is

The Mötley Crüe bassist and main lyricist Nikki Sixx explained in an interview with Classic Rock what kind of bassist he is, also talking about people who criticize his abilities as a bass player. One of the most famous bands that emerged from the Glam Metal scene in Los Angeles, also called as Hair Metal, Crüe sold an estimated amount of more than 100 million records worldwide.


Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx explains what kind of bassist he is

“I get grief sometimes from people who say, ‘Oh you’re not a real bass player because you’re not all over the place’, but I’m not like that. My job is to support the song and be super tight with my drummer. If there’s any room in there, I might throw in something melodic, but generally I stay in the pocket, which I believe has something to do with that three-string guitar.”

“I want to take one note and I want to maximize it, like how John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever. The melody in that song is relatively simple, but it changes and grows, taking you on a journey. I try to do that with our songs: To me, that’s so important,” Nikki Sixx said.

Next Mötley Crüe tour dates


  • 5 – Busch Stadium @ 5:00pm St Louis, MO, United States
  • 8 – Wrigley Field @ 7:00pm Chicago, IL, United States
  • 10 – Comerica Park @ 7:00pm Detroit, MI, United States
  • 12 – Hersheypark Stadium @ 7:00pm Hershey, PA, United States
  • 14 – FirstEnergy Stadium @ 5:00pm Cleveland, OH, United States
  • 15 – Great American Ballpark @ 5:00pm Cincinnati, OH, United
  • 17 – American Family Field @ 7:00pm Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 19 – Kauffman Stadium @ 5:00pm Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 21 – Coors Field @ 7:00pm Denver, CO, United States


  • 5 – Fenway Park @ 7:00pm Boston, MA, United States
  • 6 – Fenway Park @ 5:00pm Boston, MA, United States
  • 8 – Rogers Centre @ 5:00pm Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 10 – The Stadium Tour @ 4:30pm Orchard Park, NY, United States
  • 12 – PNC Park @ 7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 14 – US Bank Stadium @ 5:00pm Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • 16 – Lucas Oil Stadium @ 5:00pm Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 19 – Minute Made Park @ 7:00pm Houston, TX, United States
  • 21 – Alamodome @ 5:00pm San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 22 – Globe Life Park in Arlington @ 7:00pm Arlington, TX, United 25 – State Farm Stadium @ 7:00pm Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 27 – SoFi Stadium @ 7:00pm Inglewood, CA, United States
  • 28 – Petco Park @ 7:00pm San Diego, CA, United States
  • 31 – T-Mobile Park @ 7:00pm Seattle, WA, United States


  • 2 – BC Place @ 5:00pm Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 4 – Commonwealth Stadium @ 5:00pm Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • 7 – Oracle Park @ 7:00pm San Francisco, CA, United States
  • 9 – Allegiant Stadium @ 5:00pm Las Vegas, NV, United States

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