Pearl Jam has been dubbed “one of the most boring bands in history” by Nikki Sixx.
The Motley Crue bassist was disappointed when Eddie Vedder criticized the hair metal scene of the 1980s, calling it “vacuous” and singling out the ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ hitmakers in particular, but said he would take the Jeremy singer’s views as a “kind of a compliment.“
Eddie recounted his prior work in San Diego at a club, in which he helped load bands’ gear, and said: “I’d end up being at shows that I wouldn’t have chosen to go to – bands that monopolized late-‘80s MTV.”
“The metal bands that – I’m trying to be nice – I despised. ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and Mötley Crüe: [expletive] you. I hated it. I hated how it made the fellas look. I hated how it made the women look. It felt so vacuous.”
Nikki Sixx responded on Twitter on Saturday.
He wrote: “Made me laugh today reading how much the singer in Pearl Jam hated @MotleyCrue. Now considering that they’re one of the most boring bands in history it’s kind of a compliment isn’t it? (sic)”
In reply to a fan who said that they “can’t stand” Pearl Jam, Nikki stated, “They can’t stand Pearl Jam. Little inside scoop?”
The 63-year-old artist stressed that no one would be allowed to diss his band.
He tweeted: “Your not allowed to diss my band and our 40-year history and not get a little smack back. All good. More focused on us playing stadiums right now. Moving on.”
He also blasted a poster who called him a “loser” for his answer to Eddie. He wrote: “You’ll be fine. Remember there were zillions of brown haired bands for brown haired fans….. Go find them. You will know them by the bored look on their face.”