Today (December 11) is Nikki Sixx‘s birthday, and to celebrate, we thought we’d look back on some of the pivotal moments in rock history that lead to the creation of Motley Crue and some of the biggest bands ever. Enjoy!
Sixx and Tommy Lee formed Motley Crue in 1981. Shortly thereafter, the two came across Mick Mars’ infamous “Loud, rude and aggressive guitar player available” ad. The weird kismet moment, of course, was that Sixx and Mars met before in a liquor store where Sixx worked as a cashier. It’s all in The Dirt. If you haven’t read it yet, shame on you!