Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has just responded to Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder‘s hate remarks about Crüe and their classic Girls, Girls, Girls and said that Pearl Jam is one of the most boring bands in history.
Nikki Sixx is the bassist and co-founder of his 1981-formed heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Debuted with the band’s Too Fast For Love in the same year they were formed, Sixx gained international fame as a member of the band, although the band retired in 2015 and then came back in 2018 with the Stadium Tour with Def Leppard.
Girls, Girls, Girls was one of those songs which helped the band to reach massive success. Featuring on the band’s fourth studio album, Girls, Girls, Girls is the first single from the album of the same name, which was released on May 11, 1987.
However, during a recent interview with New York Times, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder had appeared to talk about his upcoming third solo album, Earthling, which will be released on February 11, 2022. Elsewhere in the interview, he said that he hated Mötley Crüe and their classic song Girls, Girls, Girls. According to him, Mötley Crüe members were looking very bad at that period.
“You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club,” Vedder said. “I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to — bands that monopolised late-’80s MTV. The metal bands that — I’m trying to be nice — I despised.
“Girls, Girls, Girls and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.”
Later then, he had even mentioned Guns N’ Roses and thanked them for saving the music.
“Guns N’ Roses came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth,” he continued. “But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power’s and not Heather Locklear’s — nothing against her.
“They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”
Nikki Sixx Says It Made Him Laugh That ‘Eddie Vedder Hated Mötley Crüe’
Shortly after Eddie sent those words, Mötley Crüe bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx blasted Vedder and his band through his social media account. Saying that it made him laugh that Vedder hated Mötley Crüe, Sixx added that Pearl Jam is one of the most boring bands in rock history.
Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it?#TheStadiumTour #RocknRoll
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) February 5, 2022
“Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated Motley Crue,” Nikki updated his official Twitter account after Vedder‘s hateful comments.
“Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it? #TheStadiumTour #RocknRoll.”
Nikki Sixx‘s tweet received huge interest from Mötley Crüe fans. When a fan tweeted, “My best friend is about to have a baby, I will recommend Pearl Jam songs to put the baby to sleep hahahaha,” Nikki Sixx responded her.
“Or just sing to the baby with marbles In your mouth,” Nikki tweeted. “Very zen.”
Or just sing to the baby with marbles In your mouth…Very zen.
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) February 5, 2022
The Time Nikki Sixx Said ‘Motley Crue Changed His Life Forever’
Back in November 2021, Nikki Sixx had said during an interview with The Aquarian that his band Mötley Crüe changed his life forever. Touching on their struggles with drugs, alcohol, and more, Sixx said meeting with Mick, Neil and Tommy helped him to win his struggle against bad habit.
“There was London, my band, and when we got Nigel Benjamin, who was the guy who replaced Ian Hunter in Mott The Hoople, that band was Queen meets Bowie meets T. Rex.
“We couldn’t get arrested because they wanted us to do our hair like Flock of Seagulls or the handclaps like U2 does and the Go-Gos and we’re like ‘No, this is who we are!’
“No record companies would sign us, and when Capitol Records, my own uncle passed on us, Nigel Benjamin with such talent did not have the fortitude to keep it together and keep working so he quit the band. I was not going to go back to Idaho and work on a Goddamn farm again. I had a dream and I just kept going, and a lot of that is important for people to understand.
“Bad shit happens to good people, but you have got to keep going. In fact you might have to work harder than the next guy, and if I hadn’t continued on, I would have never have formed Mötley Crüe. I would have never have met Tommy, Vince, or Mick… and they changed my life forever.”