TMD has literally brought the rock music world to its knees in the past two weeks, with the exposing of pre recorded backing tracks that are being used by the top rock musicians, such as the Crue and Pantera.
It was legendary TMD creator Randy “Rocket” Cody‘s assumption all along that Nikki Sixx was a total fraud, just as Mick Mars confirmed in his newly filed lawsuit. It was also Rocket who first predicted that troubled singer Vince Neil would need to rely on doing lip-syncing at all of the glam band’s big comeback concerts because his singing voice is destroyed from years of alcohol and drug abuse.
With the Crue’s forthcoming new studio album, fifteen long years since 2008’s “Saints of Los Angeles”, on its way to music consumers soon, TMD revealed that Bob Rock is rumored to be the “ghost bassist” on the new Crue album, because bassist Nikki Sixx cannot really play his the instrument well enough.
During his work with MÖTLEY CRÜE on new material, producer Bob Rock shared that Nikki Sixx had doubts about his involvement in the first four albums of the band. Rock disclosed this information during an interview on Chris Jericho‘s “This Is Jericho” podcast.
Additionally, Rock mentioned that he made Sixx play every note on the 1989 album Dr. Feelgood, and when they worked on the demos for The Dirt, Sixx had become an exceptional bass player after taking bass lessons for five years.
Rock recalled: “He goes, ‘I don’t think I ever played on any of the MÖTLEY CRÜE records. I think somebody came in at night and replaced all my parts.’ He says, ‘So I don’t really know how to play bass.’ And I said, ‘Too bad. You’re playing bass on it.’ So I worked with him through Dr. Feelgood, did a lot of edits and made him play every note.’
‘So I don’t really know how to play bass.’ – Nikk Sixx
Believe it or not, word going around is that Sixx’s playing on Feelgood was still replaced without telling him so.
Last month, Mick Mars gained attention as he filed a lawsuit against the band, alleging widespread use of backing tracks during live performances and accusing bassist Nikki Sixx of manipulating him into thinking he had lost cognitive abilities and guitar skills.
In the lawsuit, Mick alleges that MÖTLEY CRÜE reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to a mere 5 percent after revealing his decision to withdraw from touring. Additionally, he states that the group’s attorneys made him feel as if he should appreciate this minimal portion, as they believed they had no obligation to provide him with anything. Mick also asserts that a complete band gathering took place where they chose to “unilaterally” exclude him from MÖTLEY CRÜE.