WATCH: Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Welcomes ‘American Idol’ Judges to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles
Nikki Sixx made a special appearance on american idol during the final round of auditions, where he greeted the show’s judges and contestants at the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, the same place where he and his band, Motley Cruedebuted along with many other rock legends.
On Sunday, March 20, Sixx performed Crüe’s 1985 hit “Home Sweet Home” on bass to open the show and welcomed Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.
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“Welcome home sweet home,” Sixx said after offering a guitar solo in front of Richie, Perry and Bryan.
“Nikki Sixx has been around the world forever and ever,” Richie said, before Perry shouted, “from Mötley Crüe!”
“Listen, if anyone wants to hear about the Sunset Strip stories,” Richie began, before Sixx cut him off to say, “they’ll come to me.”
Watch Sixx’s brief appearance on the show below.
Sixx recently met Billboard ahead of her appearance on Idol to discuss the opportunity.
“It was great fun teaming up with american idol as the series returns to LA After all, Mötley Crüe is also from LA, and so many amazing songwriters call LA their ‘Home Sweet Home,’” Sixx shared.
“Because of american idol many great, timeless classic songs have not only been reinterpreted by the next generation of talented singers, but have also been reintroduced to mainstream audiences and younger generations of music fans over the past two decades,” continued Sixx. “As a songwriter myself, it’s something I really appreciate, so when I was asked to appear on this Sunday’s episode, I didn’t hesitate.”
Mötley Crüe are gearing up to kick off their summer stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The massive co-headlining tour is set to kick off at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16 and will continue throughout the summer with stops in Philadelphia, Washington, Nashville, Chicago, Boston and more. others, before ending in September. 9 in Vegas.
Tickets for the outing are available now HERE.
american idol returns Monday, March 21 at 9/8c.
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