MOTLEY CRUE bass player Nikki sixx, who contributed to the lead vocals of the band’s song “Rocket” and provided additional vocals to “Me find”, was asked in a new interview with the “My mother’s basement” podcast if he has ever considered starting a project of which he was also the leader. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Before the pandemic, I learned this lesson. So I started online guitar lessons. I just play the guitar and I can write a good song on the guitar, but I have other instrument that I like to write from root notes – a B, simple chords and all of the above. [sus guitar chords] and all the interchangeable notes that work in this chord, I don’t have a ton of knowledge; I kind of understand it. So I started taking guitar lessons online and eventually in person. I started taking bass lessons online and eventually in person. Then I pushed myself to play with my fingers. So even the songs on [CRÜE‘s] ‘Dirty’ soundtrack – all those songs that I played with my fingers. [It was my] the first time around, and there were some tweaks with the audio, because I’m an aggressive pick player… better background singer? And when I write songs, it’ll be easier to explain to the real singer or to the person I’m co-writing with. ‘ And I was surprised at the range I had, but it was a bit in the lower register. But I like to sing more of a falsetto, like with ‘Rocket’, which is based on Marc Bolan.
“I just got to this place where I was just, like, ‘I’m not enough years old [under my belt as a singer] “, He explained. “I don’t have much control over my voice. So I’m, like, you know, it seems to me that I was able to sell over a hundred million records with this crummy old thing that I have now, so I know I gave that up for some reason. Maybe I just got busy. All of this would have disappeared with the pandemic anyway.
“I don’t understand myself as a singer, but I will be doing backing vocals. And what I learned about my voice is that if I’m in the right key, I actually have strength. So some songs like “Too fast for love”, backing vocals are perfect for me – it’s kind of a scream; there’s a bit of a melody in there, but it’s pretty punk rock. There is no problem there. Other songs, like “Girls Girls Girls”, it is more difficult for me to reach some of these notes. So, yes, there are things you learn, and there are things you decide, like, “Is this an important chosen one for me right now?” “
“I will never be a solo artist”, Nikki added. “I don’t want to be a solo artist. I am not interested [in being] a solo artist. I’m a member of a band and a project person, and the idea of releasing a solo album where I sing. that, ”he said.
“Rocket” and “Me find” both appeared on CRÜE1997 album “Generation Pork”, which marked the return of the singer Vince Neil.
Sixxthe new book of, “The first 21: How I became Nikki Sixx”, looks back on his formative years from his birth in 1958 as a Franklin Carlton Feranna on the date of 1980 – before the formation of the group – when it legally renamed itself Nikki sixx. Written with Alex Abramovich, the new dissertation was released on October 19 and quickly reached number 1 on Amazonthe array of rock music books. He is also in the Top 40 of Amazonthe table of biographies and memoirs of the ensemble.