Looks like Nikki Sixx and Carmine Appice are exchanging legit blows online. This time Carmine Appice has responded to Nikki Sixx for calling him a ‘washed up drummer’.
During a Twitter Q&A session on March 17th, a fan asked Sixx “Is what Carmine Appice said true?”, to which he responded: “A washed up drummer speaking for our band without any of the facts is as ridiculous as bottom feeder media running with stories without fact checking. When you hear the truth it will be from us.”
Appice later issued the following statement on Twitter:
“At least this washed up drummer can play his instrument well who has pioneered heavy rock drumming and can educate others around the world on his instrument !!!”
Not too long after the news of Appice’s latest went live, the veteran drummer reached out to Andrew Daly with an exclusive comment on the Sixx-uation for Ultimate Guitar, which went a little something like this:
“I want to respond to Nikki Sixx’s comments about me being a ‘washed-up drummer.’ I want to challenge him [Nikki Sixx] to a jam off to see who the better musician on their respective instrument is. Since your article in Ultimate Guitar started this whole brew-ha-ha, I felt we should give this statement to you and let you run with it.”
Earlier Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx blasted drummer Carmine Appice over the claim that guitarist Mick Mars” was not happy” in the months leading up to his departure from Motley Crue.
In a new tweet, Sixx shared the following:
“Love how people talk FOR us without talking TO us. This is why the media has lost credibility. Obviously by printing BS they make money off of advertising and we’re not into that clickbait game. When the truth comes out it will be FROM üs.”
Earlier Carmine Appice was interviewed by Ultimate Guitar magazine where he talked about guitarist Mick Mars and his departure from Motley Crue.
Read below a few excerpts of the interview:
I know that you’re good friends with Mick Mars. What are your thoughts on his departure from Motley Crue?
”Well, I tell you what I’ve been talking to Mick, and he told me, ‘When I was on the Stadium Tour, I was not happy.’ Basically, everything was on tape; it was all planned out and ultimately a lot of crap. And Mick is a pretty good player, and so, to now let him loose and play the way he wants, that was never going to work for him.
”The truth is that everything has been weird for a while with Motley Crue, and Mick didn’t like that everything was on tape. Mick told me that people that came to see it could tell that it was all pre-recorded and that everything was on tape.
”When you play in a stadium like that, you can hear a lot of things come to the monitors or what doesn’t. And with Vince’s vocals, bass, drums, guitars, and all the other stuff, it was obvious that it was all on tape. And Mick was pissed off and said, ‘I can play these things. I want to play them. I don’t want to make believe I’m playing them.’
”So, I think that’s one of the reasons why he said, ‘I’m done.’ Sure, the disease that he has doesn’t help, and it doesn’t make life easy on tour, but Mick can play all the licks, and he was allowed to.”
So, Mick wasn’t getting along with the rest of the band?
”No, he wasn’t. He had his own means of travel and would travel alone on a bus while the other guys flew everywhere. He said, ‘Man, these guys are pissing their money away, flying to every gig.’ They were all busy still trying to be rock stars, and Mick just wanted to play the music. Mick wasn’t interested in wasting time and money flying everywhere, so he traveled by bus.
”Their lifestyles are different than his, and so there were a lot of disagreements. I think he was just done. They were supposed to have done their last tour, and then they came back.
”Then they did the Stadium Tour, and that was apparently supposed to be the last. So, when they came back again, he said, ‘You can do it. I’m not going out with you for this.”’
Love how people talk FOR us without talking TO us. This is why the media has lost credibility. Obviously by printing BS they make money off of advertising and we’re not into that clickbait game. When the truth comes out it will be FROM üs..#TheFutureIsOurs
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) March 15, 2023