MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx says he is worried that Donald Trump could put America at war, doubling down on his previously stated belief that the real estate mogul is not “the right choice” to lead the United States.
Speaking to Anneke Ter Veen in an interview that was conducted in Hamburg, Germany last June but only now posted on YouTube, Sixx talked about the U.S. presidential election and how it has affected the lyrical content of SIXX:A.M.‘s latest double album, “Prayers For The Blessed” and “Prayers For The Damned”, which came out during 2016.
“We’re not a political band by any stretch of the means, but we are a reflective band and we do feel a responsibility, when we’re writing, to write about a lot of stuff — stuff that’s going on internally and externally,” he said.
“Back in America, it’s a very volatile time, and it’s a bit embarrassing, to be honest with you, mostly coming from one side.”
He continued: “In general, our belief is that you have the right and you have the responsibility to stand up and rise up — which is what the song ‘Rise’ is about — and force a change.
“When it becomes so stressful to young people that they say they’re not gonna vote, they don’t care anymore, they become apathetic, it’s a scary time.”
Asked if he had a favorite candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sixx said: “Listen, I think it’s a really uncomfortable time. I personally don’t… My opinion isn’t anybody else’s opinion. With politics and religion, if you say something, people get very [upset by it]. And it’s okay.
“My concern is that somebody like Donald Trump could put our country, America, at war, and that is not the answer for anything. We have allies, we’ve supported each other over the years, different countries have had each other’s backs financially, politically and military-wise.”