MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist NIKKI SIXX - "As A Songwriter, It’s Very Important To Be 100 Percent Honest"
October 22, 2015, a year ago
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, and Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory, were all recently interviewed by Michael Friedman Ph.D. of Psychology Today.
While these three musicians differ somewhat in their approach, they converge on the simple truth that at the core of their songwriting is a brutal and raw honesty that comes from completely immersing themselves in a story or an emotion.
“I started writing songs before I knew what songwriting was. I was writing lyrics to nursery rhymes,” admits Sixx. He goes on to say, “Almost all of my songs are associated with an experience - something that I’ve lived through or experienced through somebody else. And I think as a songwriter, it’s very important to be 100 percent honest - not worried that it fits a format. It’s all about passion and honesty.”
“There’s no room for ego in songwriting," reveals Sixx. "There’s no room for fear that you’re not good enough or he’s better. Fear and ego are the same thing for me; ego is just the face of fear. So, I’m able to, in the right environment, be very prolific and exchange my ideas with other creative and prolific people and that keeps it going.”
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