Have you ever received a very special gift that made you go insane? if you have not then may you receive one real soon but if you have then you might relate to the bassist of a really popular American metal band Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx. A few months back Sixx whose real name is Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. received a surprise present and he called it one of the greatest gifts he has ever received.
So what did he receive as a gift? we will talk about that in detail in this piece however, first let’s briefly talk about Nikki and his, co-founded metal band Mötley Crüe.
There are many people who are divided when it comes to Nikki’s bass skills, many believe that Nikki is one of the most underrated bassists while others say that he is not that good of a bassist. Well, whatever they might believe the thing is Nikki is the co-founder of the popular metal band Mötley Crüe which has given us many hit tracks including Home Sweet Home, Without You, Dr. Feelgood, and many more.
Nikki along with the drummer of the band Tommy Lee founded the band back in 1981 and the band has sold more than a hundred albums globally.
The Stadium Tour
Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard came to an agreement to do a co-headlining concert tour and announced it back in December 2019 the tour was said to start in 2020 however, due to the covid outbreak they had to cancel the tour and pushed back.
After two long years, the tour finally started on June 16, 2022. While the North American leg of the tour is set to end on September 9, the European leg will only start next year in 2023 as per the members of Def Leppard.
While Mötley Crüe’s singer Vince Neil is also busy with his new documentary television movie called “Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil: My Story” and certainly as the title speaks for itself it will cover Vince’s life story, his fame, band, and all. As per the reports, this documentary movie is said to be around two hours long.
Vince Neil’s surprise present to Nikki Sixx
As already mentioned, a few months back in June Neil gifted Nikki a bass and he was really happy about it. So according to Nikki, he was hanging around in New York before their show and he found a music store where they sell standup bass however, he did not have much time because of their show so he could not go around and look.
To his surprise, after their show, Nikki went to his dressing room and there he saw a bass and found out that Vince Neil had bought it for him. It made him so happy that he could not help but post it on his Instagram and said that it was one of the greatest gifts he has ever received.
He wrote in his Instagram post,
“Today in New York, there was a cool store that just sold standup basses. I went in and looked around at these beautiful standups but had to run for the show. We had a great hang as a band today before the show and a killer show at Citi Field.”
When I walked off stage and into my dressing room, there stood a massive fretless machine leaning against the wall. The gift was from my singer, Vince Neil. When I went into his room, he looked like a Cheshire cat.
He was pretty happy about the gift, and so was /am I. Honestly, one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. Thank you, Vinnie.