I've been on hold for over 10 minutes, with the worst elevator music ever.
OK, now something patriotic.
Oh shit, it's Nikki Sixx! (And Johnny Water from The Last Vegas....)
"How's it going?" says Nikki Sixx. Dead silence. No one's saying anything. This is actually pretty weird.
OK, here's a question. (They apparently get screened.)
Question about Royal Underground, Sixx's clothing line.
"Rock 'n' roll is fashion. You know, I mean. Show me a rock star who doesn't have style, and I'll show you someone who bores the fuck out of me. If you don't have style, go home."
What's it like on the road now, compared to the old days?
"It's kind of like being in the circus. You pull into town, you have the tight-walker, you got the ringleader, you got the fire-breather. And whatever recklessness happens backstage. And we leave a trail of...probably of something bad! I can't tell you what that bad might be. But the night is full of remnants of Caligula.... It is what it is."
What is it about The Last Vegas that made Motley Crue choose them to open on this tour?
Well, they're "in it for all the right reasons," to begin with, Sixx says, and they play "from the heart." Huh? Additionally, (and I swear I'm not making this up): "They look and smell--and I think a lot of girls will find out, taste--like rock 'n' roll stars."
Oh, Jesus. I'm done.