Nikki Sixx Last Video Of Really Playing The Bass Sounded Awful
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A recent video has come to light, showing what might be the last occasion when Nikki Sixx, the bassist of Mötley Crüe, genuinely played the bass live without any recorded support.
This incident has garnered significant attention due to the ongoing debate about the band’s use of pre-recorded tracks in their live performances.
On Reddit, fans debated if Sixx played bass live on Crüe’s recent tour. One user recalled a now-removed YouTube clip of Sixx’s live bass, describing it as disappointing and among the worst they’d heard.
The video, from a mid-2000s tour, highlighted Sixx’s struggles, especially when the backing track faltered. Others agreed, noting the music’s relative ease and suggesting Sixx could have improved with just a week of practice. Due to the terrible bass sound, they thought he was miming. Even a cursory glance at Mick Mars’ hand motions revealed they were in favor of his assertion that Sixx didn’t perform live on the most recent tour.
The Legal Action Against Crüe
Mötley Crüe is now being sued by Mick Mars, who claims that after he opted to quit touring, the band reduced his profit share from 25% to only 5%. Additionally, he claims that the band’s attorneys made him feel fortunate to get even this meager sum since they felt they were under no responsibility to compensate him in any way. Mars continues by saying that Mötley Crüe decided to do without him as a group.
Despite the fact that, in Mars’ words, Nikki Sixx didn’t “play a single note on bass” on a recent tour, Sixx frequently accuses Mick of “gaslighting” him by implying that his guitar abilities were deteriorating. Mars claims that Sixx’s whole performance was pre-recorded.
Watch their live performances below.