Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Offers A Different Perspective On ‘Rock Is Dead Or Not’ Debate
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a tweet to answer one of his fans’ questions on Twitter wondering if he thinks rock music will ever be huge again and his response brought a new point of view to the ongoing ‘rock is dead‘ discussion.
As you may know, KISS icon Gene Simmons has made a controversial statement about the current status of rock music and claimed that the genre is dead. Gene also revealed the reason why rock music was dead and blamed the young audience. According to Simmons, young fans who have been streaming almost everything on different platforms caused the death of rock music since none of the new musicians now had the chance to make enough money to quit their daily jobs and focus on making music.
Many musicians reacted to the KISS legend’s claims about the current state of the rock music scene, particularly the young artists who are trying to keep rock music alive. Mötley Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx also joined the discussion while responding to a fan’s question during one of his routine Q&A sessions on Twitter, called ‘AskSixx.’
Recently on Twitter, a Mötley Crüe fan asked Nikki whether he thinks the rock would ever be huge again, possibly referring to the ongoing discussion about the death of rock music. In his response, Sixx offered a different point of view on the dispute by asking if people really think that rock music and rock musicians have ever cared about fitting in or being popular. The bassist stated that the need for fitting in and being popular is important for other genres, not rock.
Here is what Nikki’s fan asked him about his opinions on the future of rock music:
“Do you think rock will ever be huge again?”
To which Sixx responded:
“Has rock ever cared about fitting in or being popular?? That’s for other genres.”
You can see the tweet Nikki Sixx posted on his official Twitter account below.
Has rock ever cared about fitting in or being popular??That’s for other genres. https://t.co/s5jneFzqFi
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) April 24, 2021