Sources tell us that 80s hair metal rock god Nikki Sixx was upset when we sort of compared him to mock rock band Spinal Tap.

Never mind that Sixx’s life actually reads like the script of Spinal Tap. There was the 80s excess as a member of the chart-topping Mötley Crüe. The over-the-top stage shows that started with every band member riding out on a chopper. Sixx spitting blood onstage. Huge clouds of stage smoke. The multiple heroin overdoses. Actually being dead for two minutes, and then being revived by a double shot of adrenaline to the heart. (How f***ing rock’n’roll is that??) Walking out of the hospital wearing nothing but leather pants, with a female fan on each arm?

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