Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx recently spoke about the current rock music scene and listed some of his criticism. He also missed some of the factors in the genre’s old days, but it’s harder to see them in the current music industry.
Musicians who have emerged in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s tend to have a lot of opinions on the current rock music scene as they have survived a lot of the genre back then and are in a position to see the differences. While KISS’ Gene Simmons shocked the world with his brave comments, like claiming rock music is dead, many other musicians disagreed with this concept and defended that it only changed form instead of being destroyed.
Since the ’80s, Mötley Crüe has rocked the world with its stereotypical rock and roll ventures and music. The band still performs their iconic songs to their old and new fans. The band’s Nikki Sixx recently talked about the current rock music scene and stated that there is something he misses from the older days.
He didn’t support the ‘rock is dead’ claim, but the musician said the musicians overproduce their material. He misses the sloppiness of rock music and when the musicians don’t play notes perfectly, making it raw rock and roll. However, he also agrees that new bands can do this, and they are more authentic than those who do it perfectly.
Here are Sixx words about the current stated of rock and roll:
“My criticism is that it’s extremely overproduced in a lot of cases. It’s ProTooled to death, 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 miss some of the nuts and bolts of just being in a raw rock’n’roll band. With that being said, there are 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 that they mean it.”
In 2015, Mötley Crüe stopped rocking and had signed a no-touring contract. However, after their Netflix biopic got released, the band made a massive comeback with a Stadium Tour. The biopic gave them new fans and excited the older ones, and they have started their tour recently.