The Godsmack Song Written To Attack Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx

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Back in 2009, from July to September, Mötley Crüe headlined the Crüe Fest 2 festival. On each night of the tour, Mötley Crüe celebrated the 20th anniversary of their ‘Dr. Feelgood’ by performing all of the album’s tracks. To support them, Theory Of A Deadman, Drowning Pool, Charm City Devils, and Godsmack were also included in the line-up.

Although Crüe Fest 2 excited the fans much, it later sparked the bad blood between Nikki Sixx and Godsmack frontman Sully Erna. According to Nikki Sixx, the only person who wasn’t pleased during the tour was Erna, and even his band Godsmack was happy at that time. However, Erna didn’t agree with Sixx. In fact, he even wrote a song about Sixx after the incidents that happened during the Crüe Fest 2. Let’s see which Godsmack song that was.

Godsmack’s Song ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’ Is Written To Slam Nikki Sixx

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As seen on the Ultimate Classic Rock interview, Nikki Sixx didn’t think there was a problem between him and Sully Erna in the first place. In his statement, the Crüe bassist stated that back in those days where the Crüe Fest 2 took place, every musician, fan, road crew, and band including Erna’s band Godsmack were happy with the tour. However, Sixx claimed that Erna ‘cried like a little bitch,’ and maybe he was the source of the problem.

According to UCR, Nikki Sixx said:

“Every person — from the road crew, fans, and even all the bands on the tour (including Godsmack) — was so happy, but Erna just seems to be crying like a bitch. Funny, even his manager told me he’s an asshole. Maybe the problem is just in his head… I got no problem with him.”

After that, Sully Erna revealed during an interview with Artisan News Service that Godsmack’s ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’ was inspired by what happened back then during the Crüe Fest 2.  In the interview, the musician claimed that he wrote ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’ to go out to the stage every night to make sure they make Sixx look fat and old. According to what Erna implied, it seems he was annoyed by Sixx’s bossy approach towards them.

As reported by Blabbermouth, Sully Erna stated in the interview the following:

“There’s definitely been some rock-star garbage on this tour that we just have never seen in our career. This was the first time that I felt like, ‘You know what? If there’s gonna be some people that are gonna treat other people a certain way, then I’m gonna go out there every night and make sure that we make you look old and fat, and go home with a nice big fat paycheck.”

In 2014, the feud between Sixx and Erna reignited when Godsmack approached Sixx to be featured on his SixxSense radio show to promote their new album. In a tweet, Nikki Sixx revealed that and said Godsmack begged him to promote their ‘shitty’ album. Moreover, he then sarcastically asked who is ‘crying like a bitch’ now.

Nikki Sixx’s tweet read:

“So, Godsmack begged to be on Sixx Sense to promote their shit new album. Good luck touring phonebooths. Who is crying like a bitch now?

So, although Sixx thought the problem was Erna because everyone during the tour was happy but him, Erna was so annoyed to the extent that he wrote a song to target Sixx. Apparently, Godsmack approached Sixx to bury the hatchet later on, but Sixx refused to forget about the feud between them.

Below, you can listen to Godsmack’s ‘Cryin’ Like A Bitch’ with these in mind.