Nikki Sixx Mourns Larry King As He Shares A Story About Vince Neil, Tommy Lee And Mick Mars
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a post on his official Instagram page sharing a farewell message after the loss of television host Larry King by revealing special stories of him with lead singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, and lead guitarist Mick Mars.
Larry King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, from 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview tv program Larry King Live on CNN.
King hosted Larry King Now which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America from 2012 to 2020. He continued to host Politicking with Larry King which was a weekly political talk show from 2013 until his passing in 2021.
Among Larry King’s many legendary guests, Mötley Crüe members also had numerous appearances in King’s shows, the band was a guest on Larry King Live back in 2008 and all of the band members looked like they were enjoying themselves so much as the 30-minutes interview was full of laughter.
Nikki Sixx recently shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing different stories of Larry King with every member of Mötley Crüe in order to remember him. Apparently, Mick Mars shared his guitar with Larry, Tommy Lee showed him a drum beat, and Vince Neil took him for a ride with his Lamborghini.
In addition to revealing stories, Nikki Sixx also stated that Larry King was always curious and full-of-life therefore, his passing was a big loss for so many people including friends, family, and fans from all around the world. Sixx revealed that the last time he was with King was the time when the two went to dinner together and talked about baseball.
Here is what Sixx said:
“Larry was always a supporter of Mötley Crüe. I’ve watched him interview some of the most influential people in the world for decades. The fact that he had us on his show so many many times was a huge honor. I remember Larry came to band rehearsal one day and Mick put his guitar on him and Larry hit a power chord. His face lit up and he just said wow. Tommy showed him a drum beat and then Vince took him for a spin in his Lamborghini. I took pictures the whole time. He was ALWAYS curious and always upbeat. This is a big loss for so many and my condolences go to his family, friends, and decades of fans. My last time I saw Larry we went to dinner and he schooled me on the strategy of baseball. RIP and God bless.”
On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized ten days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. On January 23, King passed away at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
You can click here to see the Instagram post.