Nikki Sixx Accuses KISS of Copying Motley Crue’s Grand Finale in Concert

Nikki Sixx Accuses KISS of Copying Motley Crue’s Grand Finale in Concert

Strap in, because this one involves some big-time rock star beef. On Sunday, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx ripped KISS, and it all has to do with the grand finale that Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band are playing each night on their big End of the Road World Tour, which is going on now.

First, this Instagram post:

 

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If ya wanna see an exact reenactment of this just go to the #LosAngeles Forum tonight.

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And then Sixx’s tweet:

Crue drummer Tommy Lee also made a similar claim earlier in KISS’ tour:

And for comparison’s sake, here’s KISS’ finale during “Rock and Roll All Nite” in Las Vegas over the weekend:

And here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Motley Crue’s 2015 farewell tour, focusing on the pyrotechnics and use of a similar crane mechanism:

What do you think? Does Nikki Sixx have a point here? Or is each instance of a crane launching a band member out over the crowd merely a coincidence?

Catch KISS at the dates below and check out their explosive finale/encore yourself:

February 19, 2019 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
February 20, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
February 22, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
February 23, 2019 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 26, 2019 Oklahoma City Chesapeake
February 27, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 1, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
March 2, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
March 4, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
March 6, 2019 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
March 7, 2019 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 9, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
March 10, 2019 Moline, IL Mark of the Quad Cities
March 12, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
March 13, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
March 16, 2019 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 17, 2019 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
March 19, 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada Bell Centre
March 20, 2019 Toronto, ON, Canada Air Canada Centre
March 22, 2019 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 23, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 26, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
March 27, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
March 29, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
March 30, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
April 2, 2019 Quebec City, QC, Canada Videotron Centre
April 3, 2019 Ottawa, ON, Canada Canadian Tire Centre
April 6, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 7, 2019 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 9, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 11, 2019 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
April 12, 2019 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13, 2019 Birmingham, AL BJCC
August 6, 2019 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
August 8, 2019 Charleston, NC North Charleston Coliseum
August 10, 2019 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
August 11, 2019 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 13, 2019 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 14, 2019 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 16, 2019 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
August 17, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
August 20, 2019 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
August 21, 2019 Hershey, PA HersheyPark Stadium
August 23, 2019 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 24, 2019 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 27, 2019 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 29, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 31, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
September 1, 2019 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 3, 2019 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
September 5, 2019 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
September 7, 2019 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
September 8, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
September 9, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center
September 11, 2019 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
September 12, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
September 14, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
September 16, 2019 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

2 Responses to "Nikki Sixx Accuses KISS of Copying Motley Crue’s Grand Finale in Concert"

  1. matthew stolz   February 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Motley Crue started off their “career” by copying KISS, so maybe Nikki should shut up!

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  2. Jonathan H Stone   February 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I attended both the Crue Final Tour and the Kiss show last week. Sixx may have a point but I can’t really remember because their show was so bad. I was disappointed and the time, and disappointed again trying to recall their antics only to remember a fat Vince Neil in a duster jacket mumbling forgotten lyrics and gasping for breath. I’m also pretty sure that the dancer on stage left doubles as Mick Mars’ nurse, standing by to deliver a transfusion or bring him his walker at a moment’s notice. Bad show. Who cares if both bands used cranes. Lots of bands use cranes. Nobody cares. Oh yeah, there’s a Motley Crue movie coming to Netflix in March so let’s gin up a bogus beef with an actual touring band so we can get some eyeballs on our pressers. These guys suck.

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