Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has shared an inspiring story from his childhood on Instagram.

He posted a photo of himself with his first band, and wrote:

“Here’s a throwback for ya. It’s back in the 70’s at a club I used to work at with #LizzieGrey. We were basically janitors.We would often play at night when we could. The club was called #TheStarwood. It’s was on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

So what’s that have to do with 2019? Well, first you dream it, then you only think,talk and do about it, then you do it over and over no matter who likes it or not.Every morning when you first wake up you hit the restart button, repeat your actions and never give up.

STAY FOCUSED. I loved this band and our wild 70’s adventures in a very confused music scene in #losangeles London wasn’t my first band but it was the first band that mattered to me. MY POINT no matter how small you feel always think big.

Rudy Sarzo said:

“Yep. I think I got it.”

Nikki responded:

“Yes sir you do an always have.”

Another fan named Kobie Huff said:

“Its really cool to see older pics like this..very encouraging to us still playing in bars..just like last night for me”

See the photo below.

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Here’s a throwback for ya.It’s back in the 70’s at a club I used to work at with #LizzieGrey. We were basically janitors.We would often play at night when we could.The club was called #TheStarwood.It’s was on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. So what’s that have to do with 2019? Well,first you dream it, then you only think,talk and do about it, then you do it over and over no matter who likes it or not.Every morning when you first wake up you hit the restart button, repeat your actions and never give up…………STAY FOCUED…….I loved this band and our wild 70’s adventures in a very confused music scene in #losangeles London wasn’t my first band but it was the first band that mattered to me.MY POINT no matter how small you feel always think big.

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