Mötley Crüe will never get into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of their past behavior, reveals Nikki Sixx
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has 330 inductees, including all-time greats such as AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Who, and is hallowed ground to performers.
Every year, a nominating committee comprising rock and roll historians select names which are then voted on by roughly five hundred experts — including academics, journalists, and producers — around the world.
Considering the criteria for inclusion and nomination include the "influence and significance of the artistes' contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll," one could reasonably expect Mötley Crüe, one of the pioneers of glam metal and one of the best-selling bands of all-time, to eventually be inducted.
But if bassist Nikki Sixx is to be believed, the band members' hedonistic lifestyle and grating persona have meant that that ship has sailed. Speaking to Kerrang following the release of 'The Dirt', Sixx revealed he had had been told that Mötley Crüe's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will never happen.
The release of 'The Dirt', Netflix's biographical drama based on the autobiography of the same name, has seen the band's popularity soar once again, with their songs seeing a 570% stream increase on Spotify, a 900% stream increase on Apple Music and Apple iTunes downloads growing by 2,027%.
The sudden surge in demand has seen fans wondering if Mötley Crüe would reunite and play live concerts again — the band signed a cessation of touring agreement in 2014 and concluded their 'The Final Tour' at the end of 2015, only briefly coming back together to record music for 'The Dirt'.
But when the possibility of a reunion was proposed to Sixx during his interview, the bassist seemed unsure and explained that the members would only come together in light of a big event, such as an induction into the Hall of Fame — something he has little hope for.
"I was actually doing an interview with Tommy [Lee] a couple of weeks ago, and we were asked if we would ever play together again," he revealed. "And Tommy said, 'I don’t know. Maybe if we got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or something, we could dust off a couple of our old classics'."
"I was, like, 'Really?'" he continued. "And he said, 'Why not?' But we don’t have any plans because we were told by the Hall of Fame that we would never get in, because of how we’ve acted, so that’s kind of it."
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