Bassist Nikki Sixx compared Motley Crue’s vocalist Vince Neil’s voice with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant.
In a recent conversation with Yahoo Entertainment, Sixx said the following:
“I didn’t really even divulge this until like five years ago. There are elements. I’m not going to say it’s a domestic violence outcry. I’m not gonna say that. I’m just saying, I was telling you earlier. I document everything so sometimes it’s like ‘Wow I remember that and that really affected me so I want to write that.
”With Motley Crue, Vince has this amazing unique voice sometimes like Robert Plant, Perry Farrell other they have these interesting voices that are they’re not pitchy, they’re just raw and just kind of on top. I always love that about Vince’s voice and I would write for Vince. Vince will tell you ‘Nikki wrote all these lyrics for me.’
”I did. I gave him stuff. I understand his voice so much when we’re doing demos. I’ll sit in the studio with Tommy and we will get it so that it sounds like this song he delivers it. He owns it. One of the things he sometimes says like ‘I write too many lyrics in a short period of time,’ like ‘Shout at the Devil’ is a great example.”