In a conversation with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, iconic producer, Tom Werman, was asked if working with Motley Crue in the early days was exactly as bassist Nikki Sixx pointed out in the band’s biography book “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.
“(The portrayal in the book was) pretty fictitious. There’s facts, but it’s always stretched. And I was relieved not to be in that book and that movie. Nikki (Sixx) slagged me in (his book) ‘The Her*in Diaries’. Nothing he said I agreed with. We both recalled things differently. He said he wound up producing most of Vince’s (Neil) vocals.
”Not true. Other things like that. (He said that) I was on the phone all the time. … You know, if I was that bad, how did I get 23 gold and platinum records? Or why didn’t they fire me instead of having me do a second and a third album? It isn’t easy having done stuff. They take shots, they take shots at you. I’m not saying it’s perfect. I’m not saying it was perfect.
”I partied with the boys. But ‘The Her*in Diaries’ specifically was probably subject to inaccuracy because it was written by a guy who was on her*in. It figures.”