A battle of the bands is brewing between members of Motley Crue and Kiss! Crue bassist and co-founder Nikki Sixx took to social media to publicly accuse Kiss of copying his band's stage production on the "Rock and Roll All Nite" artists' current 'End of the Road Tour.'
He sarcastically stated that if fans wanted to see an 'exact reenactment' of Motley Crue members being carried overhead the crowd on giant cranes, they could check out that evening's performance from Kiss at The Forum in Los Angeles. Himself and Vince Neil previously performed a similar act on their farewell tour back in 2015, which is shown in the photo shared accompanying the shady caption.
If ya wanna see an exact reenactment of this just go to the#LosAngelesForum tonight.
Sixx then switched platforms and jumped on Twitter to continue commenting on the alleged stage design theft. He expressed disappointment that artists he once looked up to and performed with were stealing his band's ideas.
Wow. Our body wasn’t even cold before they took this exact grande finale from our tour. Might not matter to Kiss fans but it does to Crue fans. I dug their music when I was a little kid and it was cool to Co-Headline together a few years but this disappoints me.
Nikki wasn't the only Motley Crue member to cry foul about apparent similarities in the stage design of their farewell tour and Kiss's current traveling production. Drummer Tommy Lee tweeted a video of group members Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer suspended from their cranes commenting on the look. He even included the face-palm emoji to emphasize his criticism.
Dayum @KISSOnline this sure looks identical to @MotleyCrue's final tour.
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