Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Writes Multiple Genres

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is defending his decision to write songs for diverse acts such as Saliva, Tantric, Meat Loaf, the Backtreet Boys, and Faith Hill. “I just think a great song is a great song,” Sixx said. “I believe that Garth Brooks proved that a country artist can do a metal song, and the Stones proved that rock bands can have country. And we’ve seen rap and rock mix, so there’s no use to just saying, ‘I am a rock and roll songwriter.’ I’m a songwriter, and if I look back on Mötley Crüe’s career, I’ve written everything from punk rock to power pop to boogie rock to beautiful ballads.”


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