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Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx took bass, guitar and vocals lessons during lockdown

It’s never too late to find out more, even after you’ve played a key role in selling over 100 million albums. Motley crue‘s Nikki sixx don’t hesitate to let the world know he’s taken bass guitar lessons during the lockdown to improve his playing, and while there he also took guitar and vocal lessons.

“Before the pandemic, I embarked on this lesson,” Sixx explained to My Mom’s Basement With Robbie Fox in the video interview above.

“I started taking guitar lessons online,” he explained. “I just play guitar and can write a good song on guitar, but I don’t know much about this instrument other than that I like to write from root notes.

“So I started taking guitar lessons online and eventually in person,” added Sixx. “I started taking bass lessons online, possibly in person. Then I pushed myself to play with my fingers.… On the soundtrack to The Dirt, all these songs that I played with my fingers , which was the first time around. And it took some tweaking with the audio because I’m an aggressive pick player. “

And it didn’t stop there either.

I was surprised at the range I had

“While I’m at it, why don’t I take singing lessons?” Sixx continued. “I’ll be a better background singer, and when I write songs, it will be easier to explain to the real singer or whoever it is.… And I was surprised at the range I had, but this ‘was a bit in the lower register – I like to sing more of a falsetto thing. “

But anyone who expects the rocker and songwriter to focus on the lead vocals will be disappointed. “I don’t have enough years under the hood [as a lead singer]. I don’t have much control over my voice, ”Sixx explained. “It looks like I was able to sell over a hundred million records with this creaky old thing that I have now, so I kind of ditched that for some reason.” … All this would have disappeared anyway with the pandemic. “

Nonetheless, it is good to see a musician after 40 years of successful career speaking openly about his desire to improve himself. And Sixx hasn’t just been busy with music; he has just published his latest memoir, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, via Hachette Books.

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