MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx recently said that he doesn’t care for STEEL PANTHER, the ‘glam metal’ jokesters from Los Angeles, California, who’s onstage personas blatantly parody the stereotypical 1980s “glam metal” lifestyle.
NIkki Sixx spoke with Australia’s Music Feeds and said that he just can’t get into STEEL PANTHER’s music. “You know, it’s not my thing,” he says. “That’s just me personally. I don’t know. It doesn’t feel… I guess a lot of people think it’s funny and they’re kind of a joke band and that’s cool. But that’s not my cup of tea. I kind of take my music a little more seriously.”
STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr said in an 2015 interview that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee “was pretty upset over the fact we poked fun at [MÖTLEY CRÜE singer] Vince Neil. He didn’t like it. He just thinks we’re just a joke, like a stupid joke band that shouldn’t be playing with them. But all their fans like us.”
Starr added that members of MÖTLEY CRÜE simply “take themselves a little too serious,” except for Vince Neil, who “totally loves it.”
“You know, he told me, ‘Hey, Michael, when we retire, you can have all our fans,'” Starr said.