Bassist Nikki Sixx ”sat around” and ”laughed out loud” at the bad reviews Motley Crue received.
Sixx shared a tweet regarding the bad reviews:
“We’ve actually sat around and laughed out loud reading reviews over the last 42 years. We love them. We hope bad reviews never go away. It just proves again that we’re right on target.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE played its first concert with guitarist John 5 Friday night (February 10) at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena.
The show also marked the first date of the band’s 2023 “The World Tour” with DEF LEPPARD.
Fans went to social media and shared their opinion of the performance. Everyone was surprised to see John 5 delivering a fantastic. powerful performance. Fans also called out Vince Neil for delivering a subpar vocal performance.
Here’s the response from the fans:
“John 5 sounds like the actual recordings of the songs what a salute to Mick.”
“Kinda cool to see John 5 so animated up there. Laughing and having a good time”
“John 5 looks like he’s having so much fun. I don’t think they could’ve found a better replacement”
“Vince did a lot of great stuff. He needs auto-tune desperately now… John 5 is incredible. A real salute to Mick!”
“Vocal backing track sounds great. John 5 is a great guy.”
“John 5 works ’cause he is just being himself and not trying to imitate Mick Mars.”
“John 5 is incredible!! I love what he has to offer and I think he is gonna give the Crue more years of touring”
“Too bad Vince couldn’t borrow Michael Starrs voice for this tour”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s setlist was as follows:
01. Wild Side
02. Shout At The Devil
03. Too Fast For Love
04. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
05. Saints Of Los Angeles
06. Live Wire
07. Looks That Kill
08. The Dirt (Est. 1981)
09. Rock And Roll, Part 2 / Smokin’ In The Boys Room / Helter Skelter / Anarchy In The U.K. / Blitzkrieg Bop
10. Home Sweet Home
11. Dr. Feelgood
12. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
13. Girls, Girls, Girls
14. Primal Scream
15. Kickstart My Heart
We’ve actually sat around and laughed out loud reading reviews over the last 42 years. We love them. We hope bad reviews never go away. It just proves again that we’re right on target. https://t.co/WjcjHIiad3
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) February 19, 2023