Moscow Festival: Crue Still Peace-d Off With Bon Jovi

MOTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has challenged Jon Bon Jovi to a fight!

Sixx has branded Bon Jovi a ‘lying asshole’ after the New Jersey frontman told us (Kerrang lssue 264) that he had nothing to do with the incident at last August’s Moscow Peace Festival which prompted Motley to dispense with the services of co-manager Doc McGhee.
The Crüe fired McGhee because, they claimed, he gave the Jovis preferential treatment at the Moscow Peace Festival. For example, BJ were apparently allowed to use pyrotechnic effects, while MC were not.
Jon Son Jovi has also refuted Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s claims that he punched him after a bust-up in Moscow.
Again in ish 264, JBJ said: “I would’ve busted his (Lee’s) f**kinh head, he wouldn’t be alive to talk about it”.
Jon has since described Sixx as ‘the Kevin DuBrow of the ‘90s’ and accused the Crüe of ‘being afraid to live in Bon Jovi’s shadow’.
“Do you really think Jon Bon Jovi could kick anybody in Motley Crüe’s ass?” Nikki Sixx told me recently. “If he wants to, man, I’ll meet him.
“Obviously Jon Bon Jovi’s a liar. He went and got married and then he said he didn’t; then he said he did. He can’t make up his mind what he wants to be.”
Sixx went on to accuse everyone (bar the Crüe) involved in the Moscow anti-drug and alcohol concert of being drunk for the duration of the show. He also revealed that the Crue may quit the scene completely for up to four years after completing their current tour.

“Listen,” Sixx continued, “we were the only people in Moscow who weren’t drunk and f**ked up, and it was supposed to be an anti-drug concert, OK?
“There’s so much lying that went on. If you’re over there to talk about not doing drugs, how the f**k can you go over there and get shit-faced?
“I don’t think any of it was done honestly. I don’t buy into it.”

Sixx described Bon Jovi’s music as ‘a sell out’ and claimed Jon’s version of events in Russia, as printed in these pa9es, was ‘bullshit’.
“That group of people lied,” he said, referring to McGhee Entertainment, the management company responsible for handling Bon Jovi’s affairs as well as those of other Moscow Peace Festival acts Skid Row and Gorky Park.
“That’s something Motley Crüe has never done. We don’t lie to our fans. We’re an honest band, we keep everything on the table.”

On the shock plan for a long break, Sixx said the Crue would be touring for at least 18 months… “Then we’ll probably be releasing a greatest hits album and at that point we’ll probably take two or three years off.

“We always take a break of two years or so after an LP and world tour, but this time I’m thinking maybe we’ll do a greatest hits record, then take three years off. It could even be four.
“We’ll take as long as we want.”
– STEVE MASCORD

Filed for: KERRANG!

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