In his recent tweets, Steve Stevens reacted to Phil Soussan’s apology for his comments about Nikki Sixx and Mötley Crüe after attending The Stadium Tour as a spectator.
Steve Stevens said the following:
“He was a nasty piece of work back in the day. Nothing’s changed, it would seem.”
“Phil. Total respect for Nikki.“
You can check out the tweets here.
Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan had recently attended ‘The Stadium Tour’ gig in Sin City.
After attending CRÜE‘s September 9 concert, Soussan took to his social media to share a few photos from the show, and he included the following message (as per Metal Sludge):
“Went to see these guys yesterday at #allegiantstadium 2nd-row center was pretty awesome! #poison were literally nothing but a good time – Bret and CC were terrific. #defleppard of course we’re spectacular and pristine! Motley sadly not so much…never seen a place empty out so fast after only a few songs.”
In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, Phil touched upon this again, saying:
“It was a great show. It was good. Where I was, the sound wasn’t that great. I was actually right in the front, but the sound was… either [because of] where I was sitting or [they had a] bad soundman. I said something about that inadvertently, without thinking, just really stupid, and I think I might have offended Nikki. So I wrote to him. I said, ‘Man, I’m really sorry. I didn’t mean to say anything.’ It wasn’t bad; it was just, like, [I was] hoping it was gonna be better [than it was].”
“I’ve got a lot of history with them.”
“I always wish them the best going forward. I hope they continue going forward and [continue] doing well. And like I said, if I offended anybody, I felt… The minute I saw that, I pulled it right down and wrote a letter of apology. I mean, that’s it. It’s, like, c’mon.”
According to Billboard, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD‘s “The Stadium Tour” sold 1.3 million tickets and earned $173.5 million, making it the biggest tour of either band’s career.
The biggest market on the tour, which featured support from POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, was Boston, where the four acts performed two concerts at Fenway Park on August 5-6 and sold 64,000 tickets for total earnings of $9.3 million.
Four individual shows broke the $6 million threshold: Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Glendale, Arizona; and Inglewood, California. Average nightly earnings hit $4.96 million.
“The Stadium Tour” averaged 37,520 tickets each night, drawing more than three times the audience that each band previously reached on their own.