In a conversation with KLOS radio station, Mötley Crüe icon Nikki Sixx talked about his new family life in Wyoming and revealed the real driving force of his decision to leave Los Angeles.
As you might recall, Mötley Crüe co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx made an unexpected decision to leave his house in Los Angeles and move to Wyoming permanently with his wife Courtney Sixx and their daughter Ruby. Nikki previously stated that the spread of coronavirus was among the reasons that affected his decision to move Wyoming, where he felt safer for his family’s health.
However, before the Covid-19 pandemic took over the world, Mötley Crüe members were planing to reunite for ‘The Stadium Tour 2020.’ They had to postpone their plans for a future date which made the fans worried about the band members’ enthusiasm for getting back on stage again.
Recently, Nikki Sixx joined an interview with Marci Wiser from KLOS radio station and answered questions about the decision to move his family to Wyoming. Druing the conversation, Sixx revealed the reason why he wanted to leave Los Angeles was mainly about to find a better place to raise his daughter Ruby.
Furthermore, Nikki mentioned the amazing qualities of people in Wyoming. He also stated the environment there was quite similar to what he had back he was a child living in Idaho. According to Sixx, as an artist, it was time to go back to where he belong.
Here’s what Nikki Sixx stated about moving to Wyoming:
“We were recently in Los Angeles for a second and came back up — got out of there. We were just there, because we sold our house and moved to Wyoming. So we were just there packing about a week ago.
Everybody is extremely outdoors-driven — fishing, hunting, hiking, going on the river, going up the lake. Everyone’s extremely healthy. And there’s no entertainment business here, so you’re not dealing with any of that kind of stuff — you’re just dealing with blue-collar people.
I relate to it ’cause I came from Idaho in the ’70s, which it’s 40 minutes to Idaho from where we live. And it’s a lot of the same environment. I go back, I go on the road, I still see these beautiful cities, but as far as being a musician and a painter and a person who writes books, I felt it was maybe time, and a better place to raise my daughter.”
Additionally, in a previous interview, Mötley Crüe icon mentioned the strange effect of being away from Los Angeles by giving the example of Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones:
“It’s great for the creativity. I feel like all kinds of ideas are just floating around the air. Kind of like Keith Richards said — he said he’s never written a song; he just plays guitar all the time, and then the song just shows up.
And that’s kind of what it’s like for me up here in Wyoming. I’m just writing, and stuff’s turning into possibly a book and stuff’s turning into songs. And you don’t know where it’s going, and that’s really exciting.”
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