Andy Biersack Listens To Bruce Springsteen More Than Mötley Crüe

Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack sat down with Jesea Lee for a new interview and talked about Mötley Crüe’s influence on him.

The singer explained why people thought in the 2010s that they sounded like Mötley Crüe: Because of their looks. Back then, BVB members had black eyeliners, leather pants and jackets, and puffy ‘scene’ hairstyles. In fact, Biersack even called himself Andy Sixx, which he revealed was taken from the Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.

He discussed the importance of the band for their own success:

“I don’t want to undersell the importance of Mötley Crew. There is no question that I dressed up like Nikki Sixx and called myself Andy Sixx and loved what they were. We were lucky enough to tour with them and without that the doors aren’t open for us in that capacity. So I don’t want to undersell the importance. For me, that was only the part of the things that influenced me and much more so from a lyrical perspective.”

However, Biersack doesn’t listen to Mötley Crüe as much as he used to. Instead, he enjoys Bruce Springsteen:

“I listen to Bruce Springsteen more than I listen to Mötley Crüe. It’s not a criticism, it’s just that for me as the band has evolved and gone on, it’s not surprising to me that we’ve moved past that imagery but I think to a certain type of fan that maybe that was the introduction. By the way, if that’s your favorite era of the band, awesome.”

BVB Wasn’t Treated Nice By Mötley’s Audience

Back in the 2010s, Black Veil Brides opened for Mötley Crüe, but the crowd wasn’t so nice about the performance.

In an earlier interview, Biersack looked back on their tour with the band that inspired him and their stadium tour. Apparently, the crowd was dead silent when it came to their performance, so they had to jump from song to song without saying a word on stage. He explained:

“When we opened for Motley Crue, it was best for me not to speak between songs… Because the deafening silence of their audience was enough for me to just go, ‘OK, let’s go into the next one before the silence takes us…'”

You can watch the interview below.