New comments from Nikki Sixx have revealed that a long rumored feud between Motley Crue and Godsmack runs far deeper than previously suspected, Loudwire reports. As Sixx revealed on his radio show, his band's dislike for Godsmack is such that they have had them kicked off the bill of 15 festivals that Motley Crue was headlining:
"Yesterday somebody came into the studio and they said, 'Hey, Godsmack would really like to be on this show.' And I said, 'Over my dead [expletive] body.' And they said, 'Well, you know, they wanna be on the show because their record's coming out.' And I go, 'Did you forget the fact that they wrote a song about me called 'Cryin' Like a B-tch' and that there's probably 15 festivals that Motley Crue is headlining and that we said if Godsmack's on 'em, we're not doing them?"
Sixx continues, "And that was just the beginning of my revenge. And that I take every opportunity to slander them and be very immature? And then they wanna be on the show? Dude, have some credibility. I mean, Jesus Christ! I'm so embarrassed for you. At least you can go, 'We've got a new record and we don't wanna be on that [expletive]'s radio show. Well, we actually need some help now.' Have you ever burnt a bridge and looked back and went, 'I can use a lifeline right now?'"
The feud started on the Crue Fest 2 tour of 2009. The Godsmack song "Cryin' Like a B-tch," which was written soon after, was reported to be about Sixx.