Why Nikki Sixx Says Rock Music Is Embarrassing

It might seem like Southern Idaho’s most famous name is upset with rock music when he calls it embarrassing, but that’s not the case. He says it is what it is and embarrassingly what it should be. While that might not quite make sense since rockers always seem to give off an aura of confidence and freshness, rocker Nikki Sixx explains his reasoning in an interview with Louder Sound about why rock ‘n’roll is embarrassing.

Sure, rock stars are cooler than you and me, but they earned that status by doing embarrassing things on stage when they perform. They come out in ridiculous costumes and portray these larger than life personalities that would definitely be awkward or annoying anywhere other than a stadium stage. Sixx also commented on the state of current rock and explained that he doesn’t like new music to be too perfect. Everything is digital, overproduced and imperfections are removed from the final mix.

Nikki Sixx is famous for her contributions to Mötley Crüe, SixxA.M., and currently with the LA Rats. Sixx often reflected on his youthful years, growing up in southern Idaho and getting his first guitar while here. While doing promotions for his recent book, The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, he posted a YouTube video that mentions his time at Twin Falls and Jerome. Southern Idaho is also mentioned quite a bit in the book.

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Do you remember the best album from the year you graduated from high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, by looking at each year’s best-selling album since 1956. Sales data is not included until 1992, when Nielsen’s SoundScan began collecting computerized numbers.

In chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present to you the best-selling album from the year you graduated from high school.