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Nikki Sixx: Motley Crue Threatened to Ditch Headlining Festival Spots If Godsmack Played

Nikki Sixx and Sully Erna
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We knew the bad blood between Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx and Godsmack went deep, but an entirely new part of the story has just been revealed. From the Crue bassist’s own mouth, it was shared that Motley Crue, at one point, threatened to pull out of approximately 15 headlining festival spots if Godsmack were to be added onto the various bills.

The Motley Crue / Godsmack tension began when Nikki Sixx and Godsmack’s Sully Erna reportedly clashed during the ‘Crue Fest 2′ tour in 2009. Godsmack would soon after pen the track ‘Cryin’ Like a Bitch,’ which is heavily rumored to be written about Nikki Sixx. Ever since, Sixx has not forgotten about the disrespectful track, fueling what has become a half-decade feud.

About a week ago, Nikki Sixx claimed via Twitter that Godsmack had recently “begged” to be on the bassist’s ‘Sixx Sense’ radio show:

Sixx continued to comment on the situation on a recent episode of ‘Sixx Sense.’ “Yesterday somebody came into the studio and they said, ‘Hey, Godsmack would really like to be on this show.’ And I said, ‘Over my dead [expletive] body,’” begins Sixx. “And they said, ‘Well, you know, they wanna be on the show because their record’s coming out.’ And I go, ‘Did you forget the fact that they wrote a song about me called ‘Cryin’ Like a Bitch’ and that there’s probably 15 festivals that Motley Crue is headlining and that we said if Godsmack’s on ‘em, we’re not doing them?”

Sixx continues, “And that was just the beginning of my revenge. And that I take every opportunity to slander them and be very immature? And then they wanna be on the show? Dude, have some credibility. I mean, Jesus Christ! I’m so embarrassed for you. At least you can go, ‘We’ve got a new record and we don’t wanna be on that [expletive]‘s radio show. Well, we actually need some help now.’ Have you ever burnt a bridge and looked back and went, ‘I can use a lifeline right now?’” [via Blabbermouth]

Listen to the audio of Nikki Sixx addressing the Godsmack feud in the player below.

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