Kate Martin of The Daily Reporter-Herald has issued the following report:Kness has been a fan of MÖTLEY CRÜE since he was in high school. "I was going to go to a MÖTLEY CRÜE concert in high school, but I got grounded," he said. Kness (photo) spent about a year as a handyman for Nikki Sixx, a bass player for MÖTLEY CRÜE. Kness, 35, has lots of MÖTLEY CRÜE memorabilia from the year he worked for Sixx: guitar picks, signed photos, a pair of Tommy Lee's post-concert drumsticks, backstage VIP passes and dozens of photos of them just hanging out. He worked as a handyman for a homeowners association in California when he heard Sixx and his wife, Donna D'Errico of "Baywatch" fame, were moving in. "We got a rock star moving in," one of the residents told him, "He's got a number for a name or something." "Nikki Sixx?" Kness said. "Yeah, that's it," she said. He met Sixx for the first time a few weeks later. Kness said Sixx pulled up to the house in his Ferrari and said, "Hi, I'm Nikki." Breathless, Kness said, "Yeah, I know." It was more than a brush with stardom, like the time he attended a CRÜE concert and sat behind actor Corey Feldman. Pictures of his two sons, Chris, 12, and Caleb, 10, sitting in Sixx's lap adorn a coffee table in his Loveland home. Sixx's big, tattooed arms are wrapped around the boys. All are smiling. "Everybody would like to say they're friends with a rock star. But I'm definitely a good acquaintance," Kness said. "But I'm friends with his kids," Chris said. Read the rest of the article at The Daily Reporter-Herald.
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