In a recent Interview with Kerrang, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx talked about grunge music killing the ’80s glam scene.
The explosion of Nirvana in 1991 did great damage to Motley Crue. Was it fair that you were lumped in with bands such as Poison and Warrant?
“I have to say that I don’t think that Nirvana and Pearl Jam killed the bands you mention, I think that they killed themselves. They were making copycat music.
“We, on the other hand, simply imploded. Forget about the lifestyle for a minute – the thing that ultimately allowed us to pull ourselves through was the music that we made, and how good we can be when we really put it together.
“Every great band has hills and valleys; they start at the bottom and if they’re lucky they make it to the top of the mountain. But eventually, you have to go down. Very few bands are lucky enough to become popular and stay popular forever.
“That’s just the way music is – it changes, technology changes, fashion changes, and social outlooks change. But again, today a lot of bands are just so f*c*ing safe.”
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