The co-founder and bass guitarist of Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and praised Keith Richards by declaring he is a proud fan of The Rolling Stone legend’s music as well as his personality.

As you may know, The Rolling Stones’ co-founder, guitarist, and secondary vocalist Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943, and this year his birthday was celebrated on social media by numerous musicians who thanked him for his contribution to the rock scene.

One of the nicest and most heartfelt messages came from Nikki Sixx, who posted a black and white photo of Keith Richards from years ago on his Instagram account and wished his idol a happy birthday.

Sixx said that one of the things he appreciates the most about Keith Richards is that he is upfront about everything and ‘talks straight.’ He reminisced the shows that they did together and said that it was an honor to meet him and have the chance to hang out with him.

One of the nicest things that Sixx said was that he is ‘proud to be a fan of your essence‘ and complimented Keith Richards’ incredible songwriting skills. Nikki Sixx’s heartfelt birthday wishes were appreciated by thousands of Mötley Crüe and The Rolling Stones fans who applauded the appreciating words of Nikki Sixx.

Here’s what Nikki Sixx said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:

“The truth is what it is, he talks straight. Music is no BS. We did a few shows together. It was an honor to hang out a bit. Proud to be a fan of your essence and what a fucking songwriter. Happy Birthday.”

You can check out the photo that Nikki Sixx posted on his Instagram account below.