MÖTLEY CRÜE Producer TOM WERMAN Calls Out NIKKI SIXX For Writing ‘Pretty Fictitious’ Bulls**t In His Memoirs

Nikki Sixx

During a recent conversation on Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, rock producer Tom Werman was asked about his experience working with MÖTLEY CRÜE during their formative years.

The query specifically asked whether his experience was accurately depicted in the band’s official biography, The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, as well as in the Netflix film adaptation that followed the book.

“[The portrayal in the book was] pretty fictitious,” Werman said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). “There’s facts, but it’s always stretched. And I was relieved not to be in that book and that movie. Nikki [Sixx] slagged me in [his book] The H*roin Diaries. Nothing he said I agreed with. We both recalled things differently. He said he wound up producing most of Vince‘s [Neil] vocals. Not true. Other things like that.

“[He said that] I was on the phone all the time. … You know, if I was that bad, how did I get 23 gold and platinum records? Or why didn’t they fire me instead of having me do a second and a third album? It isn’t easy having done stuff. They take shots — they take shots at you. I’m not saying it’s perfect. I’m not saying it was perfect. I partied with the boys. But The H*roin Diaries specifically was probably subject to inaccuracy because it was written by a guy who was on h*roin. It figures.”

Werman is set to launch his latest book, Turn It Up! My Time Making Hit Records In The Glory Days Of Rock Music. This publication, to be released by Jawbone Press, will be available on November 21.