On this week’s episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service, host Scott Lipps caught up with his longtime friend Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. The bassist has a new memoir, THE FIRST 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx, that he gets into detail about how it came together. They also touch on how Sixx got into music, how he was inspired by everyone from the New York Dolls to Cheap Trick to Aerosmith, and how he first got involved in the ’80s Sunset Strip music scene.

Since its beginnings in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Shepard Fairey, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Perry Farrell and many, many more.

In the last episode, Lipps spoke with Nathan Willett from Cold War Kids. The Long Beach natives have a new album out now, and Lipps spoke with Willett about New Age Norms 3, how Cold War Kids had to pivot during the pandemic, and how they managed to create during the unrest. They also discussed the band’s early tours, Willett’s favorite albums of all time, and much more.

Every week, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you consume podcasts (Apple, etc.), and you can listen to the full episode with Nikki Sixx below.