Nikki Sixx on the future of Mötley Crüe: “This isn’t a final tour”
“As far as new music — I think new music always comes when the band is getting along.”
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Nikki Sixx has assured fans that Mötley Crüe’s current comeback tour will not be the last you see of the band.
The bassist weighed in on the band’s future in a recent interview with Brazil’s A Rádio Rock, saying, “We just did those four songs for The Dirt soundtrack. We’re pretty much locked down right now. We’re having conversations beyond next year.”
“So what’s ’24 look like for us in a touring capacity? As far as new music — I think new music always comes when the band is getting along. We get along so great right now. We’ve been having the best time. We spend time together. We go out to dinner.”
“Tommy [Lee, drummer] just had his 60th birthday party down in Mexico, and he invited a small group of his very good friends. And I was there, and a bunch of cool Tommy’s friends. All of our wives were there. John 5 came in. And it was just cool to be able to not talk business, be in rehearsal, get on the phone, talk about the photo shoot or the video,” Sixx recounted. “It was just hanging out, walking on the beach. And we had some sweet conversations.”
“Me and Tommy and Vince [Neil] had this conversation. I said,’ What are you guys doing for the next eight years?’ And everybody’s laughing: ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Why don’t we just keep going? Let’s just take it to 50.”
The band was formed in 1981, and 2031 will mark their 50-year anniversary.
“So this isn’t a final tour. What does that look like? I have no idea. I’m just telling you, you have the band saying, ‘We’re having a blast. Why stop?’”
Check out the full interview below.
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