HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has once again hit out at MÖTLEY CRÜE for their decision to title their box set "Music To Crash Your Car To", calling the move beyond disrespectful and referring to the group's bassist Nikki Sixx as "shallow," "ignorant" and "stupid".
Asked in Metal Sludge's "20 Questions With..." what his thoughts were on MÖTLEY CRÜE releasing a box set called "Music To Crash Your Car To" in light of the fact that CRÜE frontman Vince Neil caused the tragic car accident in 1984 that killed his passenger, HANOI ROCKS drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley, Monroe said, " 'Disrespectful' is an understatement. The 'Mostly Crude' gotta be as dumb as they are to have done that. I'm not only talking about Razzle, but also for the other families involved in the accident (in Dec. '84)... as we've previously stated: The most tasteless and murderous gimmick to cash in on the past we've ever heard of. There's nothing 'cool' or 'funny' about death or winding up a paraplegic for life. How low can you go? I'd say this gave bad taste a bad name!"
Responding to Monroe's comments on the Metal Sludge message board, Sixx's BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bandmate Tracii Guns wrote, "It's not really a good idea to slag two out of four of the guys in a band that your band just tried to get an American tour with especially after [L.A. GUNS singer] Phil [Lewis] and I dragged your ass up to Polygram in '88 to try to get you your solo deal (which you did) and after I got [HANO ROCKS guitarist] Andy [McCoy] those really nice custom Vox tear drop guitars made for him... So I guess the answer is no... We would not like to tour with HANOI this year. It's kinda fucked up too, because we were thinking of doing [a version of HANOI ROCKS'] 'Until I Get You' on our next record because we felt it would be cool to get you guys a little publishing because we respect your music but, fuck it!!!! Oh ya, remember Cologne, Germany in '89 when you and I went to that little club and saw Dan Mcafferty blow our minds??? I guess it's hard to remember good fun shit like that when you're basically just an asshole. I regret saying all the really kind shit I did say about you in the past. Don't get too high on thinking you created AXL bro... that was Izzy's idea and Axl just basically wiped your ass too the floor... oh ya ... did you know that crystal meth puts little pinholes in your brain???
"Peace Michael Monroe, or is it just really just Norma Jean with a dick."