Producer Bob Rock said that elements of his latest account of working with Nikki Sixx on Mötley Crüe’s 1989 LP “Dr. Feelgood” had been taken out of context, calling Nikki “some of the proficient gamers, lyricists and songwriters” he’s “ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Bob Rock opens up on Nikki Sixx
Throughout a latest look on Chris Jericho’s “Discuss is Jericho” podcast, the well-known producer mirrored on how a lot Nikki has improved as a musician since they first labored collectively on the aforementioned album.
Through the interview, Rock additionally recalled the way in which through which Nikki jokingly described his qualms about taking part in on the report:
“[Nikki] says to me, ‘I don’t suppose I ever performed on any of the Mötley Crüe data. I feel anyone got here in at night time and changed all my elements.’ He says, ‘So I don’t actually know easy methods to play bass.’
“And I mentioned, ‘Too unhealthy. You’re taking part in bass on it.’ So I labored with him by means of ‘Dr. Feelgood’, did lots of edits and made him play each be aware.”
Since then, Bob Rock has launched a press release with a view to clear up any confusion attributable to sarcasm not coming by means of in written type.
He wrote (through Blabbermouth):
“Yesterday on a podcast with Chris Jericho I instructed a narrative about working with Nikki Sixx and Mötley Crüe on the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ report. Sadly, like many issues on the Web at the moment, it was taken out of context and misconstrued.
“Once I started working with Mötley Crüe on the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ report, the band was sober for the primary time and Nikki significantly was recovering from a really public habit to heroin.
“We joked round quite a bit and Nikki, in his very self-deprecating type would say he didn’t even keep in mind taking part in on their prior data. This was Nikki’s approach of claiming that for the report we had been engaged on, he was exhibiting as much as do one of the best he presumably may and to make one of the best report of the band’s profession. Which we did.
“At no time did I ever truly suppose Nikki didn’t play bass on Mötley Crüe’s data. He’s some of the distinctive and proficient gamers on this planet and his method to the instrument is a part of what has made Mötley Crüe nice all through the years.
“Lastly, I used to be commenting on and commending Nikki as a result of he by no means stops studying and by no means stops enhancing. I respect Nikki for at all times eager to be higher at his craft and it reveals. I’ve labored with a number of the largest bands on this planet and I can say unequivocally that Nikki Sixx is among the most proficient gamers, lyricists and songwriters I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
“And if the Web desires to latch onto a narrative from one or two sound bytes, it’s extraordinarily unlucky as a result of it doesn’t mirror the reality of the contributions he’s made to music during the last 40 years.”