Producer Bob Rock said in a recent conversation with “Talk Is Jericho” podcast that Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx is one of the most unique and talented bass players in the world.
“When I began working with Motley Crue on the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ record, the band was sober for the first time and Nikki particularly was recovering from a very public addiction to heroin. We joked around a lot and Nikki, in his very self-deprecating style would say he didn’t even remember playing on their prior records.
”This was Nikki‘s way of saying that for the record we were working on, he was showing up to do the best he possibly could and to make the best record of the band’s career. Which we did.
”At no time did I ever actually think Nikki didn’t play bass on Motley Crue‘s records. He’s one of the most unique and talented players in the world and his approach to the instrument is part of what has made MC great throughout the years.