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Nikki Sixx Says Fans Pushed Motley Crue To Tour With Poison

7/9/2011 1:00pm EDT

Nikki SixxMotley Crue star Nikki Sixx would never have hit the road with rockers Poison had it not been for fans of the two groups screaming out for a joint trek.
The bassist admits he and his bandmates were not thinking of Bret Michaels' band when they started planning for a multi-group 2011 summer tour last year - and it took fans to make them realize the joint trek would be a big hit.
Sixx tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "When the concept to do something this summer came up, the economy is in such a bad state that we were going, 'How can we do something that is different and the fans feel like they're getting a bang for their buck?'
"It was a matter of filling in the blank. Fans were really pushing for Poison and we were like, 'They were something that happened after us'. It wasn't really what I or the band wanted to do, but you have to listen to the fans."
Motley Crue and Poison are now on the road with glam punk icons the New York Dolls.

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