Just how talented is Nikki Sixx?

Welcome to the Music2Tattoo Thursday Blog Post,

It’s Graham here and today I want to talk about one of my favourite musicians who I happen to think is one of the most talented Bass Players who have ever played……….. but not just for the reason of playing bass!

For the Bass Players…….. Jam Play have just set up a Bass Lessons section to their site which you can see by CLICKING HERE – if you want to learn to play bass there really is no better site!

On the subject of playing bass; I came across this article by Luke Jordan, have a read and let me know what you think……………….

There may only be four strings on the majority of bass guitars but there is so much to learn about playing them. Do you know how many bass scales there are or how you can make your bass sound like the lead instrument? A lot of people immediately think of the guitar to get attention but playing the bass well can help you achieve everything that you ever wanted musically.
This is why so many people are now choosing to learn to play bass guitar and are taking it seriously. You may be surprised how difficult it can be for ………………… to read the rest of the article CLICK HERE

Back to Nikki Sixx! He was part of the ultimate sex, drugs and rock n roll band of the 80’s / 90’s Motley Crue but what a lot of people don’t realise is just how much he was crucial to that band. Not only did he write all of the songs his bass playing drove the songs along, his ambition drove the band to become the biggest rock band on the planet. But it is within his lyrics that the true genius can be found. Listen to some of Motley Crue’s tracks and pay attention to the lyrics; some of them are so deep in meaning that it is incredible. When you consider that for most of that time he was in the midst of a deep drug addiction you have to really consider the talent that was coming through.

While there are some out and out “look at us and what we’re doing” lyrics (Girls, Girls, Girls for example) others are just astounding!

However, it was not just the talent while on drugs! Listen to his latest project – Sixx AM and you can still hear the amazing, insightful and deep lyrics that bought Motley Crue to the fore. You can thn factor in his book writing and his photography, the fact that he runs his own radio show and publishing companyand finally that he was the man behind getting all of the Motley Crue original recordings away from the record company – something nobody thought was possible at the time! When you put the whole package together I do not think that there has been a more all round talented bass player in the history of Rock music.

I’d love to hear your thoughts so why not drop them in the comments box by clicking the little speech bubble at the top right of this post for me and others to read!

If you’re interested in playing Bass or you already play Bass and want to improve your skills Jam Play, one of the best music lesson sites out there, have launched their very own Bass lessons site. Their Guitar site (which you can view by CLICKING HERE) is second to none and I’m certain that the Bass site will turn out to be the same!

Have a look at what’s on offer on the Jam Play Bass site by CLICKING HERE NOW, this is brand new and getting in early will mean you can grow with the site!

Until next time,
Remember to Live Life and have Fun!
Graham

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