Nikki Sixx Rails Against Gene Simmons for Prince Death Comments: ‘You’re No Longer My Hero’
Motley Crue / Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx railed against KISS’ Gene Simmons following his comments on Prince’s death. After calling Simmons “an overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown,” Sixx declared that Gene Simmons was no longer his hero.
Simmons caused a stir last week will his take on Prince’s passing. “How pathetic that he killed himself,” Simmons said. “Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you — but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.” Simmons later apologized after he “got such s—t from my family for my big mouth again,” but Nikki Sixx isn’t accepting the apology.
Sixx tweeted on May 11:
— ❌ Nikki Sixx ❌ (@NikkiSixx) May 11, 2016
The bassist continued that sentiment on the latest episode of his Sixx Sense radio show:
Nothing that Gene Simmons says resonates with me. When you’re in Gene’s position, you should have a little bit more than a narrow-minded, bullying sense of what’s happening on the earth. And he said that if you’re depressed, kill yourself. He is pro Trump, he is pro a lot of things that I think are negative.
I think that he’s an overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown, wrote some good songs, hasn’t in a long time and loves to brag about himself. I like my heroes to be humble. I like my heroes to have compassion. And I like my heroes to be open to change. I don’t like my heroes to be egotistical a—holes.
Gene Simmons, you’re no longer my hero.
Take a listen to Nikki Sixx’s comments in the clip above.
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