Motley Crue’s legendary depravity should not precede them, according to bassist Nikki Sixx- Review the film The Dirt
The Dirt, the long gestating biopic of the 80s glam-rock band Mötley Crüe. In the 18 years since the band’s autobiography of the same name hit bookshelves, the film has gone through a series of starts and stops.Band leader, songwriter and bassist Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth) narrates the opening scenes and much of the film, doubling back to share his painful adolescence and the origin of his self-destructive tendencies. Just when things start to feel overly familiar, the film wisely makes a hard left turn and changes its narrator to co-founder and drummer Tommy Lee (Colson Baker),
Few musicians have lived — and died and lived again — quite like Nikki Sixx. In the three-and-a-half decades he spent playing bass in Mötley Crüe and serving as the group’s primary songwriter, he mainlined heroin, indulged any groupie’s whims and helped the band become Top 10 hitmakers (Source Rolling Stone, to read the full interview click here)
Everybody thinks you’re an animal,” Sixx noted. “Sometimes when I’m working on stuff, I have conversations with people and they’re like, ‘Yeah, dude. You’re in Motley Crue.’ That doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I’m up for the conversation. I’m very liberal. I’m the definition of the fucking snowflake for Republicans.”
“Drugs are like Band-Aids and that Band-Aids don’t work. You’ve got to clean out the wound. I had to struggle with that through the fame and success. In certain parts of my life”
Sixx were pronounced dead of a heroin overdose in 1987 “My heart stopped. My body stopped. It’s like you turned the computer off and they restart the computer. It felt like I’d been fucking hit by a truck.”
“Jesus Christ and I both died and came back That doesn’t sit well in the Bible belt. But you’ve got to laugh.
“I don’t have a memory of being dead, like how on TV people say they saw a light
Let’s just say there was some spiritual intervention. God knows I wasn’t the one responsible for surviving. I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual. If I leaned toward anything, it would be Buddhism.” (Source Rolling Stones)
“I stand 100 percent behind the #MeToo movement,” the bassist asserted. “I think we’re in a very great time for equality and we’ve got room to grow. Even though we were fucking animals and the shit that we did was fucking crazy and the shit the girls did to us was crazy, there was never a moment ever that anybody in the band took
About Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy is one of the sweetest men I’ve ever met. But when Sharon wasn’t around, it was like a five-person gang. It was always like, “He topped us again.” I remember the day he walked into our dressing room in a dress. He didn’t act like anything was wrong. We were like, “Fuck, I gotta get a dress now.” He was a role model … for rock & roll.