Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy does not seem to be super fond of Mötley Crüe. During a recent conversation on the Waste Some Time With Jason Green podcast, among the topics discussed, McCoy spoke to the hair metal band’s current tour (The Stadium Tour), as well as a box set the band released that he finds to be “tacky.” The following has been transcribed by Blabbermouth.
In talking about the current Mötley Crüe tour, McCoy said, “Yeah, their 25th goodbye tour or something. [Laughs] Fucking ripoffs.”
The interviewer makes a comment about the Hanoi Rocks guitarist being “open” about his feelings, to which McCoy says, “I speak the truth, mate. I don’t lie, like Nikki Sixx, through my fucking teeth.”
Eventually, the topic of the Mötley Crüe box set, Music To Crash Your Car To, comes up; it’s worth noting that the late Hanoi Rocks drummer, Nicholas Charles Dingley, got into a car accident while driving with Vince Neil back in 1984 and died. In speaking about the title of this box set, McCoy says:
“I thought, and Michael Monroe thought, [that] was the tackiest title, thinking about what had happened… That was in real tacky, bad taste. If you’re European like me, it’s something you don’t do. You respect other people. You just don’t wanna make a buck for yourself. You respect other people.”
Prior to that car accident involving Dingley and Neil, the two bands were at a party together; this party is mentioned in the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt. But, per McCoy, the party has been greatly exaggerated in the movie.
“Like the party in that movie, the Mötley Crüe movie, in some mansion. You know what really happened? We were in a two-bedroom apartment. It was five people there. When I saw that movie, or clips of it, I was, like, ‘I don’t wanna see the whole movie. This is bullshit again. Hollywood bullshit.’ [Hanoi Rocks bassist] Sami [Yaffa] was passed out on the sofa, and Vince’s pregnant wife, who was on her seventh or eighth month. That’s who was there, [along with me and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee]. So the movie is just pure lies and bollocks again. And I can’t go for that kind of crap. I want the reality out.”
What do you make of McCoy’s feelings regarding Mötley Crüe? You can find the full video interview featuring the Hanoi Rocks guitarist below.