Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx regularly spends time on his syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense, talking about touring, life on the road, and the group's history; recently, Nikki revealed the struggles the band endured in trying to release "Home Sweet Home."
"Our record company back in the day, Elektra Records, we turned in [the 1983 album] 'Shout At The Devil' and they rejected the album," explained the bassist. "They said they didn't like it, it didn't sound like [1981's] 'Too Fast For Love', we changed the logo, we changed our look. And so we said, 'Fine. Then we'll go to another record company.'"
"So [Elektra] put it out [after all], and it sold four million copies," continued Nikki. "Elektra was about to go bankrupt at the time, and that saved their ass. And then when our next record [1985's 'Theatre Of Pain'] got turned in, with 'Home Sweet Home' on it, they rejected that album. They said, 'This is horrible, and you have to take that song off the record. You guys aren't a ballad band.' So we did the same thing." more on this story