NIKKI SIXX Fires Back At EDDIE VEDDER, Says PEARL JAM Are ‘One Of The Most Boring Bands In History’

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed PEARL JAM as “one of the most boring bands in history” after Eddie Vedder previously said he “despised” the glam-metal scene of the late 1980s.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Vedder discussed a variety of topics, including what “ripples” of change he believes the Generation X / alternative rock culture of the early ’90s may have been responsible for.

“You know, I used to work in San Diego loading gear at a club,” he 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.”

GUNS N’ ROSES came out and, thank God, at least had some teeth,” Vedder continued. “But I’m circling back to say that one thing that I appreciated was that in Seattle and the alternative crowd, the girls could wear their combat boots and sweaters, and their hair looked like Cat Power‘s and not Heather Locklear‘s — nothing against her. They weren’t selling themselves short. They could have an opinion and be respected. I think that’s a change that lasted. It sounds so trite, but before then it was bustiers. The only person who wore a bustier in the ’90s that I could appreciate was Perry Farrell.”

Now, Sixx took to his Twitter to respond to Vedder‘s comments, writing: “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?”