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Nikki Sixx says Vince Neil sounds like Robert Plant

In an engaging video chat with Yahoo Entertainment, while discussing his latest memoir “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue’s bassist, took a moment to draw an intriguing comparison between Vince Neil, Motley Crue’s lead singer, and the legendary Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

During the interview, Sixx delved into his formative years, his high school days, and the journey that led him to become a part of Motley Crue. He revealed that his personal experiences often inspire his songwriting, notably mentioning how domestic abuse, a dark part of his own childhood, influenced the theme of the song “Live Wire” and highlighted Neil’s suitability as the band’s frontman.

Sixx emphasized Neil’s distinctive vocal style, likening it to the raw, unpolished yet captivating qualities found in the voices of Robert Plant and Perry Farrell. He noted, “Vince’s voice is truly unique — it’s raw, unrefined, and just soars above the rest, much like Robert Plant’s.”

The bassist also shared insights into the band’s creative process, mentioning how he and Tommy Lee, the drummer, would tailor demo tracks to Neil’s vocal strengths, ensuring that “he delivers it, he owns it.” This meticulous approach to song crafting underscores Sixx’s admiration for Neil’s vocal abilities and his belief that Neil’s voice is a perfect match for the band’s iconic tracks.

For those interested, the full interview can be viewed here:

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