Mötley Crüe bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that he decided on his two favorite bands, Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, and apparently, they both made Mötley Crüe possible according to Sixx.

Aerosmith is often considered as the greatest Rock and Roll band according to many. The actual reason behind this is that ‘Bad Boys from Boston’ have never stopped creating great music regardless of all obstacles the band experienced, once they set foot on the stage, their presence was undeniable.

Everything that makes rock and roll so special, Aerosmith defined on stage night after night with their huge classic hits like ‘Dream On,’ ‘Sweet Emotion,’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.’

On the other hand, Cheap Trick actually started in 1974 with its raucous live shows and almost anti-rock-star appearance had the spirit of what would later become punk. In addition to their epic albums like ‘Heaven Tonight,’ during the ascent of its popularity, Cheap Trick’s music was often featured in iconic movies such as ‘Heavy Metal’ and ‘Rock and Rule.’

Cheap Trick has consistently released new music over the years, and they once cited as an influence by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Buzz Osborne of the Melvins and covered by Big Black. The impact of Cheap Trick can be found in much of rock music since the ’70s.

Recently, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing two of his all-time favorite bands and apparently, he finally narrowed the options down to Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. In addition to this, Sixx also stated that those two bands made Mötley Crüe possible.

Here is what Sixx said in his tweet:

“I go round and round trying to decide my favorite band. It really boils down to 2. Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. If those bands never existed there would be no Mötley Crüe. Who is your band or bands?”

You can see the Twitter post down below.