Well, well, well.
I'm in Glam news overload today. Tommy Lee says Motley Crue is hitting the road July 4th. Nikki Sixx has responded to nasty allegations by former super producer Tom Werman. If this isn't enough, an autobiography by Bret Michaels is on the way.
Oh what is a Glam girl to do?
Let's tackle Bret's autobiography first. Simon and Schuster will release the book in the fall. Like most rock autobiographies, I expect Bret to have help with the writing. I won't lie: I am interested in learning about the "unknown" history of Poison - if there is such a thing. Plus, I am sure there will be multiple chapters revolving around all of Bret's conquests from the Look What the Cat Dragged In era...to Rock of Love. I wonder if Bret will share pictures of his wigs? At any rate, I predict a best-seller. I wonder if it's too soon to reserve a copy at my neighborhood Barnes and Noble?
Next order of business: the feud between Nikki Sixx and Tom Werman. The other day, producer cum bed-and-breakfast owner Tom Werman called The Heroin Diaries "totally deluded" and "stunningly inaccurate." Of course, this wasn't a verbal jab over a cell phone or even posted on a blog. Werman made sure his criticisms were known...in the New York Times.
If you haven't read the Heroin Diaries, let me explain. In the book, Nikki says Werman didn't do the work contracted while in the studio during the Shout and the Devil, Theatre of Pain and Girls, Girls, Girls sessions.
There's a funny part in the Heroin Diaries where Nikki talks about wanting to read Werman's day planner. He eventually takes a peek and sees the most mundane aspects of life, like going to the doctor or dentist.
Anyway, nobody puts Nikki in the corner, so he issued a response to Werman's negative attack:
"Part of the process of recovery is being able to take responsibility for our actions. Sometimes it hurts but if you want to grow up, you have to take the hit. In my diaries, I was able to expose my pain and showed what the bottom looks like through the eyes of addiction. I don't think I came out looking too pretty in my book but it needed to be exposed for others to understand that they are not alone. In fact, I even took the unprecedented step of including commentary by many of the people who were there at the time, including Slash, Vanity, Tommy, Vince & Mick to provide their own account (as I was using a great deal of the time, I thought it was necessary so that both the reader and I could trust what I wrote at the time was the truth). Is Mr. Werman also claiming that they are liars???
Tom Werman being worried about what I said in my book about him is just so narcissistic and self-centered. I'm sorry if he got his feelings hurt but I feel that I was kind to Mr. Werman by withholding things from the book that would have jeopardized his marriage and his job security with Elektra at the time. I was a lot more generous to him than I was to myself. However, if Mr. Werman wants me to publish a complete accounting of the facts, I'll gladly write a nice short story in the form of a blog that will expose his actions during all the Motley Crue sessions that would make very interesting reading for his wife."
Nikki's response amuses me. It's like a little Glam soap opera. Who said what? Who made who? Oh..wait...
Speaking of Glam soap opera, Motley Crue is (apparently) ready to hit the road this summer. Evidently Tommy Lee is still in Motley Crue because he made the tour announcement on his blog yesterday. I'll admit I'm ready, but every time I get excited about a Motley tour or album, Nikki makes a statement saying all the other statements are false.
At this point, most Motley fans are skeptics. We take each announcement with a grain of salt. After all, there's no point in having our hopes dashed. Still, the more I hear about this tour and the album The Dirt, the more I believe.
So, what do you think about all this Glam news?
The SIXX:AM tour is off (no surprise there) and Tom Werman has fired right back at Nikki. To read that response, go to the left of this page and click the Rock Confidential link.