Despite all the acclaim he's received as both the leader of SIXX A.M. and for his new memoir, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, Nikki Sixx told us that being a bassist — and more importantly, being Mötley Crüe's bassist — is still the thrill of a lifetime.
For Sixx, being a part of the Crüe still scratches his creative itch: “For some reason. I'm drawn to the bass. I love how it feels to be in a band and be the bass player and be right there with Tommy (Lee) — right with that kick and that hi-hat and I'm just like, 'Aw man! There's that spot and Mick (Mars') on top of it and then there's Vince (Neil), and I. . . I look over and I'm like, 'What are you guys still doin' here? How are we still around? What the hell?!' Whoever thought Mötley Crüe would be around 40 years? I didn't. Lookin' back on this book, I definitely didn't. 'Hadn't even formed Mötley Crüe yet. But I think there's a lot of stuff in the book where you can read and go, 'Yeah, he applied that to Mötley Crüe.'”
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