Nikki Sixx On Eddie Vedder, ‘He’s A Successful Guy’
Nikki Sixx recently joined Paulo Baron and Regis Tadeu for an interview during which he described Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder as a successful musician.
In a previous interview, Eddie Vedder targeted Mötley Crüe’s music and revealed that he hates the band and their song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ Moreover, the musician added that he is thankful that Guns N’ Roses came and saved the rock music scene from Mötley Crüe.
After Vedder’s negative remarks on the Crüe, Nikki Sixx decided to respond to him with a tweet stating that Vedder’s hate for the Crüe makes him laugh. Following that, he made a controversial remark about Pearl Jam, saying that they are one of the most boring bands in music history.
Upon seeing that, Pearl Jam took to Twitter to share a compilation of concert footage that featured numerous fans enjoying their live shows. In the tweet, the band wrote that they love their ‘bored’ fans, targeting Sixx’s remarks. Recently, Sixx elaborated on his comments about Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder in an interview with Paulo Baron and Regis Tadeu.
He recalled that he and Tommy Lee promoted Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and Rage Against the Machine’s early recordings. Following that, Sixx said the Crüe isn’t afraid of change and growth in terms of their music. Moreover, the bassist said that he has the right to say something back when someone targets his band.
Sixx then questioned why Eddie Vedder chose to talk about Mötley Crüe, as he is a successful person. Nikki ended his words by blaming Vedder for not being honest as he lives a luxurious life but tries to act like he’s a typical rocker from the ’90s, and he asked the Pearl Jam icon not to take a swipe at Crüe again.
During the conversation, Nikki Sixx said the following:
“I remember going to MTV with a copy of ‘Nevermind’ before it had come out, Nirvana. Me and Tommy Lee were on there. We were, like, ‘Hey, you guys gotta check out this band. You gotta check out this band.’
They were bands that were coming. I remember having a cassette — I think it was demos; it might not have been; it might have been early recordings — for Rage Against the Machine, and I remember telling everybody about that.
We’ve never been afraid to embrace music changing because that’s the whole idea behind the music. If you listen to ‘Too Fast For Love’ and then you listen to ‘The Dirt,’ you’re, like, ‘Well, it’s the same band, but it has grown.’ So we never had a problem with that.”
He then continued about Eddie Vedder:
“My only thing is, you wanna take a crack at my band? I’m probably going to say something back. But what I don’t understand is why’s the guy even talking about my band? He’s a successful guy.
Listen, let’s face it: the guy flies around in private jets; he lives in a mansion in a gated community; he sells out stadiums, and then he dresses at the thrift store and tries to pretend some guy in the ’90s. Don’t take a swipe at my band, dude. I mean, I’m at least being honest.”
You can watch the full interview below.