Where Nikki Sixx Met Mick Mars

The liquor market on Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA where a young Nikki Sixx worked.

The liquor market on Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA where  Nikki Sixx worked in 1978.

3801 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA.

This is the liquor store that Nikki Sixx worked the evening shift at in 1978.  One night a guitar player named Bob Deal walked in to get some tequila and met Sixx behind the register.  Deal invited Nikki to check out his band that evening who were playing down the road.  The two got drunk together after the show.  Years later, Deal would change his name to Mick Mars and place an ad in a local paper looking for a gig.  Sixx answered the ad, not realizing he had met the guitar player years before.  And the rest is Motley Crue history.

Required Listening:

  1. Shout At The Devil
  2. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  3. Wildside
  4. Livewire
  5. Louder Than Hell

 

Map of Burbank, CA