Nikki Sixx takes aim at Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy: “I get it, he’s just trying to sell a book, album or club tour”

[L-R] Nikki Sixx and Andy McCoy
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Recently, Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy hit out at Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, accusing the bassist of not being thankful after he “saved [his] life” from a near-fatal heroin overdose years ago.

In an interview with Indie Power TV conducted earlier this month, McCoy dubbed Sixx a “second-class citizen” for allegedly making up stories in his books, adding, “I’m not a farm boy like Nikki Sixx; I’m from the inner city. And I can’t stand bullshit – like his books; [they’re] full of lies.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.