As the bassist, co-founder, and primary songwriter of Mötley Crüe, one of the wildest hard rock bands in history, Nikki Sixx is full of stories. Sixx joined Matt Pinfield on this episode of “New & Approved” to discuss these infamous tales that all led him to where he is now.
Nikki Sixx’s new book “The First 21” has just been released and dives deep into his history starting from his childhood. Sixx wrote about his earliest memories including constantly moving to different cities and the internal pain that caused. Throughout the hard times, Sixx relied on writing and became obsessed with words (along with football).
Sixx tells Matt all about his influences especially in glam rock including David Bowie, T-Rex, and Queen, and how his musical passions developed along with his career with Mötley Crüe. We also learn about Sixx’s process of creating the prominent basslines as he claims his purpose is to support the songs (that he usually wrote).
Today, Sixx has come a long way as a sober father and family man, but continues to keep his creativity flowing through writing and music. Watch the full interview here: