Motley Crue Discuss Heroin Addiction, Jack Daniels With ‘Piers Morgan’
Video clips from Friday’s Motley Crue appearance on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ have surfaced online, showing the band in fine form as they discuss a wide variety of topics, from heroin addiction and an incident that somehow involved IVing Jack Daniels to their current sobriety (Vince Neil admits he still drinks occasionally — which we already knew).
The Crue stopped by ‘Piers’ briefly on Thursday to announce an upcoming residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in February of 2012, then returned Friday for a longer segment that offered a bit of a peak into the life of Motley Crue.
Nikki Sixx says his heroin addiction, which he chronicled in ‘The Heroin Diaries,’ started because heroin “was just there.” He continues: “We wanted to experience everything and I have a very addictive personality and those things don’t go together well. I had to get away from it. All that stuff makes you who you are today.”
Sixx says he quit after multiple trips to rehab and multiple overdoses. One day a “light just went on and it was over. I never picked up again. It was hard. I had to go through withdrawal. I knew it didn’t want this. I loved my band. I didn’t have any family back then. I didn’t want to throw it away.”
As for those IV injections of whiskey — well kids, as Piers Morgan says, don’t try this at home. “We thought it was a good idea,” Sixx told Morgan. “I went to sleep quickly. It only happened once.” Drummer Tommy Lee then goes a long way in verbalizing exactly what everybody was thinking at home: “There was really no reason to inject it,” Lee says.
Watch members of the Crue discuss the dirty details of their former Motley Crue lives in the video clips below.