In an interview this week, former Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy known as Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx a “second-class citizen.”
McCoy, pictured above at left, carried out in Hanoi Rocks, the defunct Finnish onerous rock band, by their ’80s heyday and amid their 2000s reunion. Motley Crue and Hanoi Rocks have been pleasant again within the day.
Within the current, nonetheless, McCoy’s aspersion appeared to sum up his present emotions for Sixx — he stated the Motley Crue bassist by no means thanked him after he “saved the man’s life” throughout a near-fatal overdose again then.
Certainly, Sixx is claimed to have clinically died for 2 minutes throughout his 1986 overdose earlier than being revived by paramedics. The story seems in Crue’s memoir and biopic, The Grime. However McCoy put a unique spin on the story, saying that he was accountable for saving Sixx.
“I am not a farm boy like Nikki Sixx — I am from the internal metropolis,” McCoy tells Indie Energy TV within the Aug. 3 chat, in accordance with a transcription from Blabbermouth.
“And I can not stand bullshit,” the rocker continues. “Like [Sixx’s] books, [they’re] filled with lies.” (Sixx’s 2007 e book, The Heroin Diaries, was adopted by final yr’s The First 21: How I Grew to become Nikki Sixx.) McCoy provides, “I saved the man’s life, and he makes up tales.”
Tales involving Crue and Hanoi Rocks are effectively documented, as longtime rocks followers are undoubtedly conscious. Hanoi Rocks guitarist Razzle (Nicholas Dingley) was killed in a 1984 automotive crash with Crue singer Vince Neil as the driving force. McCoy beforehand stated Neil by no means apologized. This week, he stated comparable of Sixx.
“I fucking received him revived, received his coronary heart beating once more,” McCoy claims. “And the thanks I’ve gotten has been de nada [‘of nothing’]. I imply, de nada. And that makes him a second-class citizen in my eyes. ‘Trigger he solely thinks concerning the buck.”
Up to now, heavy steel bassist and former Megadeth member David Ellefson additionally stated he was current for Sixx’s overdose. “I used to be there,” Ellefson recalled in 2019. “[Guns N’ Roses drummer] Steven Adler and I have been pals, and I did not actually know the opposite guys an excessive amount of; I feel [I] possibly met Slash as soon as or one thing. … Yeah, I used to be up there.”
The Megadeth icon continued, “I might by no means met Nikki earlier than, or any of the Motley guys, and we’re simply partying and Slash and Nikki come busting into the room. I needed to see if I may wedge some medication off of them however they did not have any, so I suppose they have been on the lookout for some too. … They left and went within the room subsequent door and, I imply, actually, I do not know, quarter-hour later, a woman comes working, ‘Oh my God, Nikki’s lifeless, get some ice.’ You possibly can hear the helicopters, you can hear the sirens. I imply, it was all happening.”
Motley Crue are actually on their North American “Stadium Tour.” Get tickets right here. McCoy’s newest solo album, Jukebox Junkie, got here out this yr. Watch his full interview with Indie Energy TV under.
Hanoi Rocks Guitarist Andy McCoy Seems on Indie Energy TV – Aug. 3, 2022
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