L.A. Guns’ Phil Lewis recently talked to Rock Interview Series, where he’s criticizing Motley Crue and weights in Mick Mars’ recent lawsuit against the band.
Here’s what Lewis said:
“It’s incorrigible, isn’t it? It really is. It’s such a swindle. But it’s probably a lot better. I mean, they’d probably sound like utter sh*t if they were live, with the big stadium and the big lights and Vince (Neil) singing in the way that we’ve come to know and love.
“They really are a f*cking atrocious band; they always have been. And the only good player, the only good one in the band, has been very unceremoniously dismissed.
“I never liked them. I never did. I never bought one of their records. I loathed ”Girls, Girls, Girls”: I hated all of it. Occasionally I caught the attention of Nikki, and he doesn’t like me. I’m a sad little pumpkin as to what he thinks about me. I just find him to be a big fraud.
“It’s a punishment of luxury, somebody that became a millionaire at such an early age that they never really developed social skills. It’s like taking a bird out of a nest when it’s not ready to fly; it won’t develop. And I don’t think, really, that any of them… The three of them aren’t very well socially developed. They’re not very good. And Mick‘s a different category entirely because he was so much older before success.
“Success can be a punishment quite often. And in their case, it must just be so painful right now having been idolized for so long and now to called out as frauds, essentially as instrument-holding Milli Vanilli, as a disgrace. They’ve gotta be hurting real bad.”