Nikki Sixx Reacts To The Death Of Sylvain Sylvain As He Explains The Influence Of New York Dolls’ On His Career
Mötley Crüe bass guitarist and co-founder, Nikki Sixx, unveiled his feelings about the passing of New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain via Instagram.
Sylvain Sylvain was one of the best musicians in old-school rock history and he is known for his time with New York Dolls. In 2019, Sylvain announced that he had cancer, and two days ago, he passed away due to cancer at the age of 69.
Following the death of Sylvain, Nikki Sixx wanted to show how did Sylvain and his colleagues influenced his career by saying that they encouraged him to move to Los Angeles and formed his own band.
Also, Nikki remembered the day when he talked with Sylvain on backstage and stated that Sylvain was such a kind person. While praising his personality, Nikki also paid his tribute to the legendary musician.
Here is what Nikki Sixx said:
“As a kid discovering The Dolls was some of guidance I needed to head to LA and lean on not only them but so many great 70’s bands with punch and flair to start my own bands.
It was an honor to have The NY Dolls open for Mötley Crüe and always a joy to sit backstage and talk to Sylvain Sylvain. He was kind. Loved rock n roll and reminded me why I loved that band in the first place. RIP Rockstar.”
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