The American Idol judging panel news just keeps getting weirder and weirder, as it is now rumored that Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is in talks to join the ABC Show, according to TMZ.
American Idol recently secured Katy Perry as a judge with Lionel Richie allegedly in the fray with Ryan Seacrest reportedly locked in once more as host. Sixx recently wrote on his Facebook page that he is “unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time” and is giving “100 percent of my time to my wife and kids.”
Well, maybe it’s semi-retirement: the musician has two new SIXX: A.M. albums, two books, an adaptation of Motley Crüe’s memoir, The Dirt, for Netflix and more on the horizon.
Meanwhile, Sixx is recovered from hip surgery which he underwent in April. Motley Crüe retired as a band after an extensive tour in 2015.