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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX On Modern Rock: "I Miss Some Of The Slop"

The Motley Crue legend is distressed by what he calls "extremely overproduced" rock.

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In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Mötley Crüe bassist and primary songwriter Nikki Sixx bemoaned the current state of music, calling most of what he hears today "extremely overproduced"

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"My criticism is that it's extremely overproduced in a lot of cases," Sixx said. "It's ProTooled to death, it's chopped to death, and I miss some of the slop. I miss some of the flat notes. I miss when a guitar player doesn't exactly come down perfect. I kinda miss some of the nuts and bolts of just being in a raw rock and roll band. With that being said, there's some cool bands that are coming out and just going to the studio and cutting it pretty much live off the floor, and it's real – you can feel it, that they mean it."

Motley Crue will be heading out on a massive stadium tour this summer featuring Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett. The tour was originally scheduled for 2020, but was sidelined due to the pandemic.

 "I’m so excited about the stadium tour, us and Def Leppard and Poison and Joan Jett over in America, and we’re looking [into doing international dates], and when we can do that." But Sixx also revealed another compelling rock observation. "It's funny, the only time I ever really dig down and listen to Mötley Crüe is as we're putting together a show; you kind of go through the albums and stuff like that."

"I dug into YouTube and was looking at some of the old videos, and I guess it could all be considered embarrassing, because rock and roll is embarrassing – as it should be. We should be ridiculous, we should be outrageous, we should be pushing envelopes and we should be rebelling against each other. We're supposed to be loud and rude and in-your-face."

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In less than 24 hours, Motley Crue will be loud, rude, and in-your-face at Truist Park in Atlanta, as the massive 35-date kicks off tomorrow night. Below are all of the confirmed dates so far.

6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park [Tickets]
6/18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium [Tickets]
6/19 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium [Tickets]
6/22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park [Tickets]
6/24 – Queens, NY @ Citi Field [Tickets]
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park [Tickets]
6/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium [Tickets]
6/30 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium [Tickets]
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field [Tickets]
7/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium [Tickets]
7/8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field [Tickets]
7/10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park [Tickets]
7/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
7/14 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium [Tickets]
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark [Tickets]
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Field [Tickets]
7/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium [Tickets]
7/21 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field [Tickets]
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park [Tickets]
8/6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Parl [Tickets]
8/10 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field [Tickets]
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park [Tickets]
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium [Tickets]
8/19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park [Tickets]
8/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome [Tickets]
8/22 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Park [Tickets]
8/27 – Inglewood, CA @ Sofi Stadium [Tickets]
8/28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park [Tickets]
8/31 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park [Tickets]
9/7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park [Tickets]

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