Tracii digs at Motley Crue’s U-turn on touring with Poison after Nikki says Brides of Destruction collapsed over guitarist’s ego
Tracii Guns has fired back at Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx after the bassist claimed their band Brides of Destruction collapsed because of the guitarist’s ego.
Answering a fan question online, Sixx said: “What happened with Brides of Destruction? Tracii Guns’ ego.”
Guns has replied via his Facebook page, taking a swipe at Sixx for reneging on his vow never to tour with Poison – an event which takes place later this year.
Guns says: “So Nikki just wrapped up Brides of Destruction in a nutshell – and of course he is a completely innocent man. I had one of the best times of my life with that band. Only good memories for me.
“God bless you Nikki! I’m proud of you for having that strong spine… say hello to the friends I used to have in Poison.”
The guitarist continues: “I do have an enormous ego for sure. But I don’t think I’m better than anyone, just the best Tracii Guns I can be.
“I don’t hold anything against Nikki. I honestly haven’t thought about him for a long time until today. But there’s something very wrong for him to lash out like that. Best of luck to him – I hope he can work himself out.”
Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls have confirmed their Glam-A-Geddon 25 tour of the US over the summer.
It marks a significant change in attitude from Crue, who said they’d never work with Poison under any circumstances – and particularly Sixx, who refused to be part of a Brides of Destruction tour with Kiss because Brett Michaels’ band were on the bill.
Sixx explained at the time: “No way in fucking hell would we ever, ever tour with a band like Poison. We had talks with Kiss and I told them clearly we would not do the tour if they used Poison. It would be the death of us – I will not be attached to that fake bullshit.”
Now he says: “We came out of the very early 80s and what we did was very important to us. Bands came after us and we wanted to separate from them. There was no animosity, it was just a very clear line.
“But when the New York Dolls signed on it seemed like it was the right time to do a tour like this.”