An industry source has tipped TMD off as to the name of the session musician who was used to perform all of Nikki Sixx’s bass parts on Crue albums. The kicker is that it’s a woman named Carol Kaye, believe it or not. As the story goes, Kaye has played on BEACH BOYS albums, THE SUPREMES and many other notable music heavyweights. In total, she is considered one of the most recorded musicians of all time, playing bass on over 10,000 recordings in 65 years.
“They will probably bring Carol out to deny this to keep covering it up, said the source. “But Carol is indeed the person who played on Crue’s albums, not Nikki Sixx.”
Sixx has been under fire for getting caught fake playing at Crue concerts, and was outed by his ousted guitar player Mick Mars, as being a total fraud rock performer in a new lawsuit, wherein Mars stated that Sixx did not play one note live on The Stadium Tour.
Producer Bob Rock has put it on the table that Sixx was replaced on the Crue’s albums, including 1989’s “Dr. Feelgood” despite attempting to take bass lessons finally and trying to play the parts himself for real.
*8/8/2023) UPDATE: The true identity of Nikki Sixx’s studio bassist sub is actually Carmine Rojas (David Bowie).