‘Nikki Sixx Wearing 16 Inch Heels Chasing Lars Ulrich,’ The Weirdest Story Of Metal History


Metallica, one of the greatest bands in music history without a doubt, has countless interviews throughout its career that spans over four decades about multiple subjects from their formation to creation progress, however, there’s one interview in which drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the time when he was chased by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx while he was wearing 16-inch platform boots after iconic drummer cursed his band.

As many of you know, there has been an infamous debate of commercial glam rock versus underground heavy metal of the ’80s. Due to the fact that Mötley Crüe and Metallica were the best representatives of these genres at the time, fans loved to pick a side, rooting for their favorite out of the two iconic bands.

During an old interview, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and iconic frontman James Hetfield revealed the reason why their band wasn’t welcomed in Los Angeles which was an expected outcome since it was the place where the heart of glam was laying with a huge affection towards bands such as Mötley Crüe, Ratts, and Poisons.

Apparently, when the legendary drummer Lars Ulrich saw Mötley Crüe members, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, cursed at their band which was a reaction most likely triggered by receiving major backlash from people and being kicked out of clubs due to their music and ended up being chased by Mötley Crüe bassist who was wearing 16-inch platform boots at the time.

Here is what Ulrich said:

“It was 1982 and Mötley Crüe had just put out ‘Too Fast For Love.’ I remember one night out in front of the Troubadour, we’re standing in our Iron Maiden t-shirts, it was like after a couple of, you know, cold sore slits malt liquors. There were Nikki and Tommy, I was like ‘F*ck Mötley Crüe!’ Nikki Sixx started chasing after me and the one thing I could do because you know five foot six of me I could run faster than he could in his 16-inch platform boots so it wasn’t a contest.”

You can see the interview below.