Nikki Sixx Protests Eddie Vedder’s Mötley Crüe Comments

In a recent twist to the ongoing musical banter, Nikki Sixx discreetly fired back at Eddie Vedder’s previous criticisms of Mötley Crüe through a series of intriguing Instagram stories.

The origin of this clash can be traced back to a 2022 interview with The New York Times, where Vedder expressed his disdain for glam metal bands, singling out Mötley Crüe as a primary target. The Pearl Jam frontman specifically honed in on the band’s hit ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ deeming it ‘vacuous’ and critiquing its portrayal of both men and women.

Nikki Sixx’s Enigmatic Instagram Retort

Responding to the resurgence of Vedder’s remarks in an article, Sixx took to Instagram to deliver his counterpunch. In his initial story, he featured the article’s headline, highlighting Vedder’s use of the term ‘vacuous’ to describe Mötley Crüe. Building on the intrigue, Sixx shared a subsequent story with the dictionary definition of ‘vacuous,’ emphasizing its connotations:

“Vacuous. Adjective: Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.”

Vedder’s Critique of Mötley Crüe

In a snippet of Vedder’s original critique, he shared his aversion to the glam metal scene, recounting his days working in San Diego and encountering bands like Mötley Crüe. The Pearl Jam singer did not mince words, expressing his dislike for “Girls, Girls, Girls” and venting frustration at what he perceived as a vacuous image portrayed by the band, both for men and women.

The Social Media Jousting Continues

This social media feud didn’t stop with Sixx’s Instagram responses. Earlier, the bassist had taken a jab at Pearl Jam, dubbing them “one of the most boring bands in history.” In response, Pearl Jam fired back with a tweet showcasing a live performance, humorously embracing the label by stating, “We [love] our bored fans.”

The latest chapter in this back-and-forth saw Sixx’s silent protest on Instagram, yet neither Pearl Jam nor Vedder has issued a response to this latest move. The clash between the two bands continues to unfold in the realm of social media, leaving fans on the edge of their seats for the next chapter in this riveting rock saga.

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