Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx: Vince Neil Didn’t Write His Own Autobiography
In a new interview, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx suggests that Vince Neil didn’t write his own autobiography and that negative Sixx-related commentary actually came from Neil's co-writer, Mike Sager.
Speaking with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Sixx was asked whether he feels closer now with Vince, in spite of the harsh words about Sixx in Neil’s ‘Tattoos and Tequila’ book. Sixx says that he’s “always felt close” with Vince and then states, “Vince didn’t write his own book.”
Going in depth on the subject, Sixx said that “the problem with ghost writers is that they get a piece [of the profits, presumably], and the problem when they get a piece is that they want to create sensationalism because they sell books.” With that in mind, Sixx felt that “Vince seemed to not have anything to do with it.”
Among the incendiary comments within the book, Neil says that "he [Sixx] wouldn't have been with the tattoo artist Kat Von D if she wasn't famous" and said of the bassist: "He just really likes to see his face in the paper."
Meanwhile, in his own memoir, Sixx admits that none of the Motley members have been to each other’s houses, something he attributes to a busy schedule personally that includes playing shows, recording his radio show, doing photography and working on another book. He says that he’s “involved in Motley on a million different levels, as are the other guys.”
Wrapping up the topic, Sixx draws the analogy that it’s like anybody’s job, asking, “When you leave your job on Friday, do you go hang out at your boss' house on Monday, Tuesday... Friday night after work?”
Motley Crue will continue to play shows with Poison and the New York Dolls throughout the summer. One of the highlights of this summer’s tour is Tommy Lee’s incredible ‘360 drum rollercoaster, a visual spectacle that finds one lucky Motley fan riding the drum coaster with Lee on each night of the tour.