NIKKI SIXX: 'I Surround Myself With Really Special People Because They're Really Hard To Find'

Nicki Gostin of PopEater recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

PopEater: Do you go to celebrity A.A. meetings?

Sixx: No, I don't believe in them. I do everything regular because nobody did this to me. I did this to me. I choose to look the way I look. I wake up everybody and I dress the way I dress because I like it. That's how I like to express myself. I don't feel that because I've been lucky enough to play music and have people know who I am that I should be treated special. We're just the same.

PopEater: Is it hard to keep yourself grounded?

Sixx: You are who you are when no one's around and with who you surround yourself with. So if you surround yourself with enablers and bottom feeders then you are one. So I surround myself with really special people because they're really hard to find. I want to rise to that level every single day. I can look as crazy as I want, tattoo whatever I want to tattoo, I can cuss like a sailor, but there's a certain level of humanity and humility you need to stay in if you want to create great stuff. Doesn't mean you can't turn the amp really loud and rip someone's fucking face off but that's all part of the fun. I think sometimes people forget to have fun. I'm having a blast. I'm so blessed, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm different and I don't want to be the same as everybody else? I really accept myself for who I am and not who my mom wants me to be or who society says I should be.

Read the entire interview at PopEater.


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