In an interview with Forbes, Mötley Crüe co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx talked about the latest changes in his personal and professional life and revealed he actually didn’t care about being in Mötley Crüe.
As you might remember, Mötley Crüe icon Nikki Sixx has struggled with drug addiction for many years and he even had a near-death experience due to over-consumption of heroin and alcohol. However, after being a long time heroin addict, Sixx achieved to win his battle against addiction. Nikki recently celebrated the 19th anniversary of his sobriety.
Recently, the legendary musician joined a conversation with Forbes and shared the details of the current state of his personal and professional life, particularly after he left his house in Los Angeles and moved to Wyoming with his family.
During the interview, Nikki Sixx mentioned his real purpose in life which was being sober and showing his support for the people who have been struggling with alcohol or drug addiction as well. Sixx revealed that even though it might upset the fans, his main purpose was not about being a part of Mötley Crüe by stating:
“I know it doesn’t make fans happy to say I don’t really care about being in a band. That’s really not my life purpose. This is my life purpose. Being in a band is fun. And, for me, it’s just a way to express myself. But I also paint, I write poetry, short stories, books.”
Furthermore, Sixx asserted that he preferred not to define himself only being a rock star since he had a lot more to offer considering his various works in other fields of arts, such as poetry and painting. He suggested that his charity works would be appreciated by people a lot more than the music he created with Mötley Crüe.
Here’s what Nikki Sixx stated:
“I don’t define myself by this thing of being a rock star, which is fake by the way. There is no such thing as a rock star. I define myself by what I’m gonna do after I die.
No one’s going to be listening to Mötley Crüe going, ‘That guy made a difference.’ They’re gonna be maybe going, ‘That guy raised tens of millions of dollars for people and helped open up organizations to pop culture, to legislation, to getting it into schools, getting the stigma diminished or erased.'”
Additionally, Nikki claimed that he didn’t want to put up with the narcissism of people in Los Angeles and he decided to move somewhere he could talk to somebody about something important and continued:
“And it’s why I left Los Angeles; it’s a fucking cesspool of narcissism. I needed to get out there and move to Wyoming, where I’ve got hundreds of acres and I just think about what I want to do because if I’m gonna talk to somebody, I want to talk to somebody about something important.
I don’t really want to talk about what we did on the jet in 1987. That’s come and gone. What are we really doing here? And that’s what I’m really doing here.”
Click here to read the entire interview with Nikki Sixx.