Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed bottom-feeder press for sharing his recent confession that David Lee Roth refused an offer to take place in the postponed Motley Crue and Def Leppard Stadium Tour.
As you remember, MetalCastle.net and other websites had published on September 2 that David Lee Roth was originally invited to Motley Crue reunion tour with Def Leppard to open for them. Roth‘s words have been revealed from Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who’s appeared in Los Angeles Times to preview his upcoming book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx.
Shortly after the article has surfaced online, Sixx took to his official Twitter account to blast bottom-feeder press. According to the bassist, they shared his recent David Lee Roth revelation to make clickbait.
“Media takes one sentence outta new book and makes it a headline,” Sixx tweeted. “Clickbait. I’ve comes to despise bottom feeder press. Ripping off fans to sell advertisements…”
Media takes one sentence outta new book and makes it a headline.Clickbait. I’ve comes to despise bottom feeder press. Ripping off fans to sell advertisements..
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) September 1, 2021
Under his tweet, some people have sent supportive messages for him. While a fan saying that he needs to keep on going being him and that doing what he does, another fan told: “there will be some that will click the bait because that’s the stuff they want to read.”
Back in 2019, David Lee Roth reflected on the influence of Van Halen on bands that followed.
“Hair bands were the imitations of Van Halen,” he told The Mike & Carla Morning Show. “Yeah, it is true, and spandex was what they came up with as something visual.
“I started off in leather, with the same haircut that Bono and [Bruce] Springsteen and the guys in Metallica had. A famous haircut – if I had that same haircut today, it’d have its own Instagram.
“But Van Halen was a ’70s band — we started off in 1972, and our first two albums were in the ’70s. We sold our first 10 million records before the ’70s were over.
“We spawned a whole lot of imitators who resorted to gimmickry and trade crap. It’s easier to imitate a haircut and a kind of pants and to exhibit bad behavior.”