The co-founder and bassist of Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and recalled that day that their band was inducted to The Hollywood Walk of Fame while saying that he could have never imagined that this would happen for him.
As you know, Mötley Crüe was founded back in 1981 and they reached international fame just a couple of years later. Although they were appreciated for their music, the band was mostly known for their androgynous stage personae, backstage antics, endless alcohol, and drug abuse, and destroying hotel rooms.
In a previous interview, when asked about whether he thinks that Mötley Crüe could be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sixx had said that they were told they would never get in because of the way they‘ve acted as a band. However, the band’s success was still appreciated and they were eventually inducted into a different type of Hall of Fame.
In 2006, Mötley Crüe got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which was a pretty big deal for them as they are a band from Los Angeles. With his recent post, Nikki Sixx cherished the day that they got their star and said that he remembers walking down Hollywood Boulevard in the ’70s and looking at the big-name movie stars, never once thinking that his band’s name would be on one of them.
Here’s what Nikki Sixx said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:
“I remember walking Hollywood Blvd in the ’70s seeing these stars on the street of big-name movie stars. Never thought I’d be in a rock ‘n roll band with one on the same street.
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On this day in 2006, we officially got our star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
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