Nikki Sixx has been in a war of words with KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in recent weeks. The Motley Crue bassist called out Simmons for his controversial comments on Prince's death, among other topics, which led to Paul Stanley to defend his KISS bandmate by telling Sixx to "please shut up."

It all started when Gene Simmons told Newsweek that Prince's death was pathetic, suggesting that the pop icon killed himself through drug abuse. Sixx then called out Simmons, calling him "an overrated, lucky guy that dresses like a clown" and criticizing him about other comments he's made over the years, too. Stanley, who himself lambasted Simmons' Prince comments, then told Sixx to get off his "self inflated pedestal."

Well, Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez caught up with Nikki Sixx before his band Sixx: AM's gig at Rock on the Range this past weekend, and she asked the bassist about the feud. "The problem is that sometimes you will say something ... and the [media] will take just that 15 seconds and that gets magnified... it can get blown out of proportion."

He adds, "[When] I grew up, I loved KISS. They influenced me as a songwriter. KISS gave Motley Crue one of their very first tours. They've done a lot of great stuff for me in my life ... Gene's a very opinionated man, so am I. I'll be honest with you, I think we just kinda look like a bunch of old women fighting at this point."

Sixx has a few more things to say about the situation, so check out his full answer to the question in the video above.

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