Nikki Sixx Protests Eddie Vedder’s Mötley Crüe Comments

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Nikki Sixx recently took a subtle yet pointed jab at Eddie Vedder through a series of Instagram stories, responding to Vedder’s earlier criticisms of Mötley Crüe. The discord began when Vedder, in a 2022 interview with The New York Times, expressed his aversion to glam metal bands, particularly Mötley Crüe.

He cited his time working in San Diego and disparaged the band’s hit ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ condemning the portrayal of both genders as ‘vacuous.’

Reacting to these comments resurfacing in an article, Sixx responded on Instagram. His initial story highlighted the headline of the article, focusing on Vedder’s description of Mötley Crüe as ‘vacuous.’ Following this, Sixx posted the dictionary definition of the term, emphasizing its meaning as mindless or lacking in thought.

Vedder’s original critique of Mötley Crüe was quite harsh. He reminisced about his days working in a San Diego club, being subjected to shows by bands he didn’t care for, and dominating late-’80s MTV. He expressed a particular disdain for ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe, criticizing the portrayal of both men and women in their music as hollow. He contrasted this with Guns N’ Roses, who he felt at least brought some substance.

In retaliation, Sixx had earlier taken to social media to mock Pearl Jam, calling them ‘one of the most boring bands in history’ and suggesting that Vedder’s dislike for Mötley Crüe could be seen as a compliment.

This led to a tit-for-tat between the bands, with Pearl Jam responding to Sixx’s comments by tweeting a video of their live performance and expressing love for their ‘bored fans.’ As of now, neither Pearl Jam nor Vedder has responded to Nikki’s recent indirect remarks on Instagram.

Write A Comment