Nikki Sixx On His Biggest Inspiration For Mötley Crüe Songs

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently tweeted to respond to one of his followers’ questions about the band’s all-time hit songs’ writing process. The musician unveiled that several bands from different genres and artists helped him shape his style and create the band’s tracks.

The iconic metal band Mötley Crüe hit the stage countless times with their groundbreaking albums and live performances worldwide, especially for their tours. Sixx, Lee, Mars, and Neil gained international fame and were named one of the most talented and crazy musicians. Even though they went through challenging times due to addiction problems, legal troubles, and other disputes, they could continue to be successful.

Sixx’s more significant contribution to this popularity is impossible to overlook as the primary songwriter. His well-crafted lyrics received positive reviews from critics and fans and their sounds. Undoubtedly, the bassist has always been an important figure in the band’s unique musical style since their first years in the music industry. Thus, a fan wanted to learn more about his significant influences while working on the songs.

In his recent tweet, the bassist answered the question, saying that ’70s great rock and punk bands, along with many poets and writers, inspired him a lot. Previously, Sixx revealed that he listened to Deep Purple, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, and Black Sabbath during his childhood and youth, which can be the muses he mentioned in his tweet. However, he didn’t share the names of the poets or authors, leaving fans curious.

The follower’s tweet read as follows:

“What or who’s your biggest inspiration?”

Sixx replied:

A mix of 70’s great rock and punk bands mixed with poets and authors.”

You can read the tweets below.