Is Godsmack’s “Cryin’ Like a Bitch” in reality about NFL quarterback Philip Rivers?
Since the 2010 melody is generally taken as a hit at Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. In the mid year of 2009, the Sully Erna-drove rockers opened for Motley Crue on the Crue Fest 2 visit. Since the time at that point, talk continues about the squabble that purportedly jumped up between the two groups on that journey.
Whatever occurred with Godsmack and Motley Crue, the aftermath has been the subject of much documentation. Past that, Erna’s never shrouded his aversion for Sixx after the visit. Be that as it may, possibly the enemy of the Smack’s “Cryin’ Like a Bitch” isn’t as straightforward as certain audience members would think?
Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin returned to the theme in a new video talk with That Jamieson Show (Watch it beneath). In examining the tune’s initiation, the drummer reminded rock fans that it was he who thought of the title of “Cryin’ Like a Bitch.” His motivation for it came from watching Rivers shed a tear uninvolved during a football match-up between the NFL’s Raiders (at that point situated in Oakland, Calif.) and the Chargers (with whom Rivers played at that point and were situated in San Diego).
“I thought of ‘Cryin’ Like a Bitch’ about Philip Rivers since I’m a Raiders fan,” Larkin clarified. “They expected to win in the end of the season games. Toward the end, Philip Rivers tossed, obviously, he tossed the block attempt, or whatever he did. Thus, there he is on the sideline with a tear sparkling on his eye. So I told Sully, ‘Gracious my God, buddy. Compose a melody called ‘Cryin’ Like a Bitch.” And he [said], ‘That is rad.’ He adored it.”
Further, the drummer demonstrated, the announced terrible vibes on Crue Fest 2 presumably weren’t as awful as they were later described.
“That Motley visit was a good time for everyone,” Larkin added. “Later on, Nikki Sixx [said Godsmack] didn’t have a good time on the visit. Whatever — we had some good times. … Just there were sure things that pissed our person [Erna] off, thus he pissed their person [Sixx] off, and those folks are extremely solid willed fellows.”
In any case, the tune is somehow or another about Sixx. When Larkin begat the title, Erna composed the verses to the track. As the drummer has recommended previously, that leaves the tune’s importance more open to the audience’s understanding than being about any one person. Yet, as far as he might be concerned, it’s about Rivers.
“Soil is an artist that likes to compose all the verses and sing his own words,” Larkin said in 2011, “so he felt free to compose that melody. I would prefer not to represent him yet I realize that specific lines were aimed at Sixx and simply because there were a few conflicts of self images on the … visit we did. There absolutely were a few words said. I feel that is the manner by which the entire gossip began that the tune was about Nikki, however truly, the melody was about Philip Rivers. Raiders, child!”