Friday, January 9, 2015
Motley Crue Bassist Nikki Sixx Says He Would Decline RRHOF Induction
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was initially founded it was meant to honor those in rock n' roll with successful careers and to celebrate their influence and legacy. However, many people in this day and age feel that the Hall has strayed far from this purpose and has made it all a political game. One of the most notable and vocal people on this topic is Motley Crue and Sixx: AM bassist/song writer Nikki Sixx.
In a recent post on his Facebook, Sixx says were Motley Crue to be offered induction into the Hall he would turn it down. Sixx elaborates on this by saying:
"It's a fixed old-boy network that has lost touch with art, songwriting craft, lyrics and influential music and usually has other agendas at hand. Young bands tell me it's a joke, and these bands are the future."
To be honest I have to agree with Sixx. If the Hall were really about the things they claim to be, so many bands who have only just recently gotten in would have long ago. Plus, the fact that bands like Deep Purple still have yet to be offered induction really proves that it really is all just a political game with a bunch of old guys just picking and choosing what they want and denying entrance if certain musicians won't do what they want them to.