Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx is suing skateboarding shoe giants VANS for allegedly using his image in a print ad without his permission.

The bassist claims a photograph featuring him and skateboarder pal TONY TRUJILLO (corr) taken in San Francisco, California, is being used to sell shoes.

Sixx states that he posed for the photo at a skateboarding event organised by THRASHER magazine and sponsored by Vans, but he had no idea the photo would be used as promotion.

02/10/2003 21:29