‘It’s chopped to death’: Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx On The State Of Rock And Roll

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In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was asked what he makes of the state of rock and roll.

The invention of such tools as Pro-Tools and other production technology has greatly impacted the creation of music. These tools allow bands and artists to create music with a crisper sound, adjusting every little detail that they desire. While some folks may appreciate the convenience of this technology, some may feel that it takes away from the edge of rock music.

At one point in his interview with Classic Rock, when asked about the current state of rock and roll, Nikki Sixx shares that he is not a fan of how overly produced the music has become. He expresses that, “It’s ProTooled to death, it’s chopped to death, and I miss some of the slop.”

Nikki Sixx talking about the state of rock and roll:

“My criticism is that it’s extremely overproduced in a lot of cases. It’s ProTooled to death, it’s chopped to death, and I miss some of the slop. I miss some of the flat notes. I miss when a guitar player doesn’t exactly come down perfect. I kinda miss some of the nuts and bolts of just being in a raw rock’n’roll band.

“With that being said, there’s some cool bands that are coming out and just going to the studio and cutting it pretty much live off the floor, and it’s real – you can feel it, that they mean it.”

What do you make of what the bassist has to say about rock and roll?

As of today, Mötley Crüe will be kicking off a tour with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Poison, and Def Leppard. If you are interested in seeing these bands perform together, you can find all the tour dates and locations associated with this tour below:

6/16 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
6/18 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
6/19 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
6/22 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
6/24 – Queens, NY – Citi Field
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
6/28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
6/30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
7/5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
7/8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
7/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
7/12 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
7/14 – Cleveland, OH – First Energy Stadium
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
7/19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
7/21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
8/5 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
8/6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Parl
8/10 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/19 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
8/21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
8/22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
8/27 – Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
8/28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
8/31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
9/7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park