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12th March 2011

nikki sixx

Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue has slammed Facebook for exercising double standards after they removed some pictures from his profile page.

Nikki says he is "confused" because his harmless images were deleted while "inappropriate" shots of underage children appear elsewhere on the site and are not removed.

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Nikki told the Toronto Sun: "I put up a picture of a transgendered man who's in the process of becoming a woman. He has breasts – so they pulled that and told me, 'No female nudity.' I thought, 'Someone is asleep at the wheel.'

"So I posted the cover of my new Sixx AM single, 'Lies of the Beautiful People', which has no nudity, but it does have a model with half her face melted off. They deleted that, and told me if I did it again they'd delete my account.

"I reached out to my lawyers and said, 'I don't feel it's fair to stop somebody from trying to spread a positive message – especially when they're not really manning the ship.'

"It feels like they're allowing inappropriate photos of very young girls and boys, but they're telling me I can't put up a photo of a single that's on Amazon and iTunes.

"Then I posted some half-naked photos of myself and they don't seem to have a problem with that. So I'm very confused."

Nikki also says he's delighted that 200,000 fans posted the single cover as a result of his run-in with Facebook administrators and now he would like to discuss the situation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg:

"I would love to be told I'm wrong about what's going on. But somebody has to look at the issue and see what's going on here.

"Maybe Facebook is not the place for art – but maybe it's also not the place for a version of child pornography either."



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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