“I don’t open for bands that I influenced,” David Lee Roth Spurns Motley Crue

David Lee Roth performs onstage at Staples Center on March 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA)

In a year full of defunct concerts, bands like Motley Crue were not immune to the era of canceled concerts.

In a recent article from the LA Times, bassist Nikki Sixx revealed that their 2020 tour had planned on featuring David Lee Roth. However, Sixx said Roth was not interested in the offer. His response was brutal.

“I don’t open for bands that I influenced,” Roth told Sixx.


The Van Halen legend is not known for being the nicest guy. Former frontman Sammy Hagar has corroborated this in the past vowing to never work with him again back in 2002 after a tumultuous co-headlining tour. Maybe Sixx is better off.

The tour, originally set for 2020, is now slated for a 2022 run.




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