By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Motley Cruë bassist Nikki Sixx is continuing his praise of Wyoming, hailing the lower cost of living, the outdoor recreation opportunities and the “no B.S. type of people” that are normally not found in Los Angeles.
Sixx gushed over his love of Wyoming in a recent radio interview with 95.5 KLOS, an LA-based radio station.
Host Marci Wiser asked Sixx what the vibe was like in Wyoming right now and whether or not he got out and saw people very often.
“It’s cheaper, no B.S. type of people, everyone is … extremely outdoors-driven…so because of that, everyone is extremely healthy,” Sixx said. “There’s no entertainment business here, so you’re not dealing with that type of stuff. You’re just dealing with blue collar people.”
Sixx and his family moved to Teton County earlier this year, and from his discussion with Wiser, it sounds like the move might be full-time and permanent.
Wyoming has been incredibly helpful for the musician’s creative process, he said, allowing him to explore other art forms such as painting and writing.
Obviously, nothing will keep Sixx away from touring (other than the pandemic), but he’s found himself at peace at his newfound home in Wyoming.
“I felt now was maybe time and Wyoming was a better place to raise my daughter, for sure,” he said.
He said his most important mission in life right now is sobriety and helping people with sobriety.
Sixx said he was at a gas station in Wyoming recently when someone came up to him and thanked Sixx for his book “The Heroin Diaries” which documented his path to sobriety.
“The guy came up to me and said, ‘Man, I heard you moved here and I’m so stoked because I read your book,'” he said. “‘I had 14 overdoses and now I’m clean and sober.'”
“I know when I’m connecting with people like that, that I can feel like at the end of my life I did something that was actually important,” Sixx said.