Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Reflects On His Upcoming American Idol Appearance
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a picture from his recent appearance on American Idol on his Twitter account. He also spoke to Billboard and said that joining the show’s new episode was fun, which will air on Sunday.
Following its debut in 2002, American Idol became one of the most-watched shows in the United States over the years. It employs several vocal judges searching for the most talented singer. The performers mostly sing well-known songs per the chosen theme of the week. For the final stage, the audience, via calls and messages, decides on the winner rather than the judges.
Besides the contestants, the show also regularly features celebrity guests. It has hosted many guests such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robin Williams, Diana Ross, and Dolly Parton. American Idol recently asked Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx to join the show for an episode, which will feature auditions on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. He performed the band’s iconic song ‘Home Sweet Home’ in the show.
The bassist spoke to Billboard and said that he had a lot of fun during his appearance on the show. He continued by saying that American Idol does not just allow the young performers to re-interpret some classic songs but also introduces them to a broader audience. Thus, the younger generation of listeners also has a chance to learn about these timeless songs.
Nikki Sixx explained that those are essential points for him as a musician, so he was happy to be a part of the show. Moreover, the rocker stated that he didn’t have a second thought about appearing on the show due to its context that allows successful music to stay alive. Sixx also shared a picture taken during his appearance on the program on his Twitter account and invited fans to watch it on Sunday.
Nikki Sixx’s statements on his recent appearance on American Idol follow:
“It was a lot of fun to team up with American Idol upon the show’s return to L.A. After all, Mötley Crüe is also from L.A., so many amazing songwriters call Los Angeles their ‘Home Sweet Home.’ Because of American Idol, a lot of great, timeless, classic songs have not only been re-interpreted by the next generation of talented singers but have also been re-introduced to mainstream audiences and younger generations of music fans for the last two decades. As a songwriter myself, that’s something I really appreciate, so when I was invited to appear on this Sunday’s episode, I did not hesitate.”
You can check out the tweet below.
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) March 18, 2022