Nikki Sixx recalls being kicked out of the group by Blackie Lawless
While most know Nikki Sixx for her starring career in Motley Crue and the band that emerged when creating the music around her early memoir, Sixx: AM, there have been several debuts and stops with others. groups before it makes a lot of noise. While speaking with Audacy’s Ryan Castle recently (as seen below), Sixx recalls a very brief stint in a group with future WASP star Blackie Lawless only to get fired in no time.
Sixx spoke of his ambition as a young man, telling Castle: “When I believe in something, I don’t stray. I’m very strategic. I’m the kind of person who says’ Okay, we are going to win the Super Bowl, ”and we haven’t even drafted it yet.”
While addressing this mindset, he once recalled feeling that he had definitely found the right group of musicians to hit hard. “Blackie Lawless was my friend and Blackie formed a group where he took me with Lizzie Gray and Dane Rage who were all together our little group and we started our own group and became Sisters,” says Sixx.
“I remember being in the studio with Blackie and Blackie is a great songwriter, a very talented guy and obviously had a huge career with WASP. But I called my grandparents on the phone and I said: “I think I have one. ‘And they said,’ What do you mean? And I said, “Everyone in the band is a star. Anyone can really play and this Blackie guy [is great]. I have a bunch of songs, Lizzie has a bunch of songs. This is it, ”recalls Sixx. “My grandparents were so happy, then I called them back the next day and said, ‘Blackie fired us.
Sixx recalls: “We were green and that was his group and his vision and rightly so. We joined his gang and we weren’t good enough. We were green. So we formed our own group in London and this band ended up being one of the biggest bands in Los Angeles. “
Sixx is currently promoting their latest book, “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”. The book delves into Sixx’s early years of life before fame. It is available now at this location.