David Lee Roth was offered to be included in Mötley Crüe’s ‘The Stadium Tour’ along with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts but declined, according to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.
The news came via the Los Angeles Times, who posted an article titled “The 25 Concerts, Festivals, Albums and Music Docs We’re Most Excited For This Fall”. Included in the article was the mention of Sixx’s upcoming memoir due out October 19th titled “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”.
Below is the portion of the article from the LA Times:
With earlier books by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx — not to mention the band’s collective “The Dirt” and its trashy 2019 Netflix adaptation — Mötley Crüe fans have hardly wanted for tales of the group’s wild ride to hair-metal superstardom. When the pandemic delayed a planned 2020 stadium tour, though, bassist Sixx found himself hiding out in Wyoming with nothing but time to reflect on his pre-Crüe days; the result is this funny yet surprisingly moving memoir of a small-town kid figuring out who he wanted to be. Fun fact Sixx dispenses about that stadium tour now set for 2022: the Crüe invited Van Halen’s David Lee Roth to share the bill but he passed. “I don’t open for bands that I influenced,” Sixx says Roth told him.