The discussion had started when Eddie Vedder was talking about his recently released solo studio album, Earthling, during an interview with The New York Times. In the interview, Vedder had said about Mötley Crüe‘s classic song Girls, Girls, Girls that he hated it. In addition to those words, Vedder had criticized Crüe‘s ’80s style, saying that he hated what they looked like and that it felt him so vacuous.
Shortly after Vedder‘s words about Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx had updated his official Twitter to talk about the issue. Admitting it made him laugh that Vedder hated Crüe, Sixx called Pearl Jam as one of the most boring bands in the history of rock, writing: “Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated Mötley Crüe. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it?”
Moreover, in the comment section of Sixx‘s tweet, there was a fan that said she recommends Pearl Jam songs to his friends to put the baby to sleep, joining Sixx on his remark. Nikki Sixx replied her compared Eddie Vedder‘s vocal skills to singing with marbles in his mouth, writing, “Or just sing to the baby with marbles In your mouth…Very zen.”
However, in a new interview with Regis Tadeu, Nikki Sixx, who is one of the richest rockstars in the community, has detailed his war of words with Eddie Vedder. Saying that he would definitely push back those who push his band, Sixx added that he will always hurt people who take a swipe at his band, calling Mötley Crüe his family.
“I’m not trying to be the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’, ’cause I’m not the guy that wrote ‘Bastard’,” Sixx said. “I wrote that song about somebody that ripped us off. I am the guy that if you fuck with me, I will fuck with you back.
“And that’s what that song is about. You take a swipe at my band; I’ll take a swipe at your band. You try to hurt my family, which is my band; I will try to hurt you. That’s not something to be proud about. [Laughs]”
Nikki Sixx Warns Eddie Vedder Not To Take A Swipe At Mötley Crüe
Nikki Sixx then continued admitting that Mötley Crüe has never been afraid to embrace music changes. Exampled his words with the band’s two different works, Too Fast For Love and The Dirt, and said they have no problem with that. Saying that Eddie Vedder is a successful man, Sixx added that he didn’t even understand why he had criticized his band. At the end of his words, Sixx warned him not to take a swipe at his band Mötley Crüe.
“I remember going to MTV with ‘Nevermind’ before it had come out, Nirvana,” he continued. “Me and Tommy were on there. We were, like, ‘Hey, you guys gotta check out this band. You gotta check out this band.’ And they were bands that were coming.
“We’ve never been afraid to embrace music changing because that’s the whole idea behind music. If you listen to ‘Too Fast For Love’ and then you listen to ‘The Dirt’, you’re, like, ‘Well, it’s the same band, but it has grown.’ So we never had a problem with that.
“My only thing is, you wanna take a crack at my band, I’m probably gonna say something back. But what I don’t understand is why’s the guy even talking about my band? He’s a successful guy.
“Listen, let’s face it: the guy flies around in private jets; he lives in a mansion in a gated community; he sells out stadiums; and then he dresses at the thrift store and tries to pretend some guy in the ’90s. Don’t take a swipe at my band, dude. I mean, I’m at least being honest.”
Back in this past October, Nikki Sixx had mentioned long and tedious sides of preparing Mötley Crüe’s upcoming Stadium Tour. Saying that the band will be starting rehearsals in May 2022, Sixx admitted that they are taking care of fans’ reactions.
“We start rehearsals in May,” Sixx said. “I start training in December. Now it’s down to hard work, getting ready, getting the band into rehearsal.
“We rehearse really hard because we will take a song like ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and while we’re building the show — let’s just say the show is… all the lights are moving, they’re green and they’re slowly moving — we’ll build a whole intro in and design the lights and the lasers around that. So it’s a long process and tedious.
“So we go to rehearsal and we might need to build in those 32 bars,” he continues. “And then we’ve gotta work with the lighting and the laser company. And then we’ve gotta make sure everything is organized so we get our count-ins for where we need to be onstage. So there’s so much going on.
“What I love is when people come to the show, they’re, like, ‘That lighting show was crazy.’ And we like to make it so that you, as the fan, can come to the show and just the dig the show and not think about it.”