Nikki Sixx has taken a pop at weekend press headlines which revealed he doesn't consider his former Motley Crue band mates as friends.
Reporting on comments made in Motley Crue's final concert DVD, The End, which hits U.S. cinemas on 14 June (16), Sixx says they 'proably won't see each other again.'
In footage from The End, he says: "We don't hang out now... We go on stage... like motherf**kers. But we don't hang out. We don't go to dinner, we don't go to each other's houses for Christmas. We're not enemies, but we're not friends... I'll probably never see them, except in passing."
Following the widespread reporting Sixx took to his offical Facebook page to defend the comments which he suggest were taken out of context.
He writes: "Motley Crüe has always been about passion. We did things our way and ended it honestly "Our Way".The press has obviously seen a screener of our last show THE END and is only using the parts of interviews that push drama for them and aren't concerned with the millions of fans and the beauty of our last show together.
"You can't wrap up a 35 year career with a couple sounds bites to get attention for your websites and programming. THE END is a combination of everybody's hard from production people, crews, managers,agents and the band but the most important aspect is the fans.
"There is a whole story here to be told through music and lyrics. Can't wait for it to come out so we can get back to the music and show. Thank you. Nikki."
Nikki Sixx will play the Download Festival this weekend with Sixx: A.M. playing the main stage (Lemmy Stage) between 2:25pm and 3:10pm on Saturday, June 11.