Nikki Sixx Shares Essential Songwriting Secret
Nikki Sixx in an interview for The Dirt biopic - ENTERCOM / Youtube
Nikki Sixx, renowned bassist and songwriter of Mötley Crüe fame, recently dished out some valuable advice on songwriting during a Q&A session with fans. Drawing from his extensive experience crafting hits like ‘Shout At The Devil’ and ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ as well as collaborating with music icons such as Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf, Sixx offered a simple yet profound tip to aspiring songwriters.
“Copy the greatest songs. Keeps your standard high.”
In essence, Sixx advocates for aspiring songwriters to study and emulate the techniques of legendary songs, maintaining a high standard of quality in their own work.
Reflecting on his creative process
Sixx revealed that he finds excitement in the unpredictability of songwriting, stating:
“Never knowing how it’s gonna turn out.”
This willingness to embrace uncertainty underscores Sixx’s approach to creativity, highlighting the importance of spontaneity and openness to new ideas.
Amidst his creative endeavors, Sixx has been actively involved in the production of Mötley Crüe’s forthcoming album. Collaborating with fellow musicians like John 5, Sixx has been praised for his contributions to the band’s latest musical endeavors.
According to John 5, Sixx has been consistently delivering exceptional lyrics and music, demonstrating his commitment to crafting memorable songs. With recording sessions commencing in early 2023, anticipation for the album’s release has been steadily building.
Sixx hinted at the band’s potential return to Japan, indicating future tour plans beyond the album’s release.
“Hopefully in 2025″
Speaking of tour plans, Mötley Crüe has already mapped out an exciting itinerary for their fans. With the album slated for release in December 2024, the band has announced a series of festival appearances across the US and Canada leading up to the highly anticipated launch.
Fans can mark their calendars for Mötley Crüe’s live performance at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, scheduled for May 3. This concert promises to be a thrilling showcase of the band’s enduring talent and electrifying stage presence.