Nikki Sixx says Motley Crue have no plans to write and record new music following their final concert as a band on December 31 in Los Angeles.
"In my opinion, yes, we're breaking up,” Sixx tells Cindy Scull of 97.1 The Eagle Rocks in Dallas/Ft. Worth. “We're done as a touring band. If you don't tour, you're not a band in a sense. Will we re-release our songs? Will they come out in movies? But I don't believe we're a band anymore after that.”
Sixx explains there needs to be a reason to justify the group’s time and energy to make new music.
"I mean, the door's not shut,” says the bassist. “But my belief is you make music to tour. And, you know, nowadays music is not the sole purpose anymore, even though we all love music and we live music.
“But what I'm doing right now with my other band, SIXX: A.M., I'm making a double album, and I'm gonna go on tour for two years. And music is a way to get people to come see the band to play the music for them, but in the end, the music isn't like what it used to be. Now you put a record out so you can tour."
Sixx reflects on his impression of how Motley Crue may operate once their live career is over after the 2-year farewell tour comes to an end.
"I think Motley Crue will be a brotherhood and not a band,” he adds. “We're gonna call each other and say things like, 'Hey, this movie's coming up. What do you think? We can put one of our songs in it. It'll be the tenth anniversary of us breaking up.' But I don't see a purpose to go in the studio and write songs."
Drummer Tommy Lee has missed the past five dates on the farewell run as he continues to recover from a case of tendonitis.
Lee was first diagnosed with the injury to his left wrist in Buffalo, NY on October 14 and was pulled from the show on doctor’s orders.
Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel filled in for Lee at the group’s final show in the city, and sat in again in Bridgeport, CT on October 16, Manchester, NH on October 17, Bangor, ME on October 18 and Quebec City on October 20.
Motley Crue are enjoying a 2-week break before playing a 3-week run of shows in the UK and Europe.
The band will then launch the final month of a farewell tour that will see them wrap up their live career with three shows in late December at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before closing things out on New Year’s Eve.
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