By Steve Newton
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx declared on his Facebook page yesterday that he’d “probably” turn down induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Here’s Sixx’s post, complete with grammatical errors:
The only award I look forward to getting the the one I will probably decline and thats The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame….Its a fixed old boy network that has lost touch with art, songwriting craft,lyrics and influential music and usually has other agenda’s at hand.………Young bands tell me its a joke and these bands are the future…………
We’d totally agree with Sixx that the Rock Hall is an old-boy network that is out of touch, but as far as he and his band ever being nominated: fvck that noise. I can think of loads of acts more deserving than the Crue, including–apart from the obvious three mentioned above–Blue Oyster Cult, Dick Dale, Dire Straits, Free, Gary Moore, Humble Pie, Iron Maiden, the J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull, Motorhead, Mott the Hoople, the New York Dolls, Peter Green, Rick Derringer, Robin Trower, Ronnie Montrose, Ten Years After, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Warren Zevon, and Wishbone Ash.
The much-maligned (especially here) Rock Hall gained a smidgen of respect last month when it inducted Stevie Ray Vaughan, so we can hardly imagine it stooping low enough to give Sixx a shot at turning down induction.
I mean, letting KISS in was low enough, dontcha think?