Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Pays Tribute to Late London Bandmate Lizzie Grey
On Monday, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx paid tribute to his former bandmate Lizzie Grey while announcing that the guitarist, whose real name was Stephen M. Perry, died August 5 after suffering from a form of Lewy body dementia. The pair performed together in Sunset Strip glam band London in the late '70s and early '80s.
More recently, Grey performed guitar in the group Spiders and Snakes from 1990 until his death. But over 30 years ago, he co-wrote the early Motley Crue song "Public Enemy No. 1" with Sixx. The tune appears on Crue's 1981 debut Too Fast for Love.
"With heavy heart I write that my friend and former bandmate Lizzie Grey passed away last night from Lewy Body Disease which he had since 2008," Sixx said in a Facebook post. "In the late 70’s we had a 1,000 adventures together ranging from writing music, performing together, working odd jobs side by side and dreaming of all the possibilities life had to offer us young men."
He continued, "Lizzie was a good man and leaves behind his wife Jennifer, 2 beautiful daughters and family. We talked quite a bit over the last year and he always told me his family was the most important thing to him. I will miss him and his passion for music and life. God speed and my condolences to anybody who was lucky enough to know him. For more information please to www.LBDA.org and help spread awareness."
The LBDA, or Lewy Body Dementia Association, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Lewy body dementias. Grey died in Las Vegas on Monday after enduring the progressive dementia over the last 10 years, Blabbermouth reported.
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