The Paul McCartney Album That Nikki Sixx Described As ‘Game-Changer’
Nikki Sixx is not only a bassist but also a successful songwriter who has proven his authorship talents with his memoirs as well. His writing skills have been demonstrated in the songs of Mötley Crüe and Sixx: A.M. The musician started writing at a very early age, as he would scribble down song lyrics when he was a child and way before he ventured off to the music world. When it comes to songwriting, Sixx stands behind his creations which have brought him such fame.
When we think about the songwriters in the rock and roll world, some of the most distinctive musicians are probably the Beatles. They created a phenomenal collection in the ten years they were together and inspired musicians worldwide with their music and lyrics. After their disbandment in 1970, Paul McCartney started another successful career with the Wings that continued for eleven years but then disbanded, and Nikki Sixx seems to have a special connection to Wings.
What Did Nikki Sixx Think About Wings?
McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda McCartney, and along with Denny Laine, the trio became the only stable member of the band. They released seven studio albums together, but they couldn’t come close to the success of the Beatles, which should have been disappointing for the fans and the McCartneys. However, Nikki Sixx appreciated Wings more than a lot.
During an interview in June 2021, Sixx listed the songs and albums that are the most important to him. He stated that the Wings’ ‘Band on the Run’ album and its title track was a game-changer. He called McCartney a genius and talked about how much he loved Wings more than the Beatles and is still his favorite band.
Here is what he said about Wings:
“My friends and I have had many conversations asking, The Beatles or Wings? And when my friends say, ‘Wings,’ I’m like, I know, right? Sacrilege to some, I know, but I’m sorry, ‘Band On The Run’ has it all. My uncle was the President of Capitol, and when I was a kid, he would send me out boxes of vinyl every couple of months, and I distinctly remember getting this album. I couldn’t stop listening to this song. That song, and that album, was a total game-changer for me, and to this day, Wings are still one of my favorite bands. McCartney is a genius, obviously.”
You can listen to the title track of the album below.