Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Clarifies Why He’s Taken Bass Lessons
Nikki Sixx recently addressed producer Bob Rock’s claims that he had been taking bass lessons for the last few years.
Well, Rock’s claims were the cherry on top of all the accusations surrounding Sixx’s ability to play bass properly during live performances, but the rocker didn’t seem to mind the rumors nor the producer’s words, tweeting:
“Someone seemed to find it weird I took bass lessons a few years ago. I was also taking vocal, guitar, and piano lessons. Nobody knows this, but I also took a college course on writing short stories and poetry. I will always to be curious as I travel my path. Hope you do too!”
Still, before Sixx cleared the air with the tweet above, readily accepting he did take bass lessons to improve his playing, some were quick to speculate that Bob’s words confirmed the rocker used backing tracks and even suggested he didn’t play on Mötley Crüe’s records.
So, Rock had to clarify his statement, saying:
“At no time did I ever actually think Nikki didn’t play bass on Mötley Crüe’s records. He’s one of the most unique and talented players in the world, and his approach to the instrument is part of what has made Mötley Crüe great throughout the years.
Lastly, I was commenting on and commending Nikki because he never stops learning and never stops improving. I respect Nikki for always wanting to be better at his craft, and it shows.”
Although Sixx’s musical abilities have been the topic of heated discussions and public feuds, the rocker’s Mötley bandmates seemed to think those accusations were actually ‘compliments,’ as you can check out why John 5 thought ‘backing track rumors’ proved how much of a talented bass player Nikki was.
Someone seemed to find it weird I took bass lessons a few years ago. I was also taking vocal, guitar and piano lessons. Nobody knows this but I also took a college course on writing short stories and poetry. I will always to be curious as I travel my path. Hope you do to! 🤟🏽
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) May 30, 2023