Monday, June 26, 2017

Nikki Sixx unofficially retires from touring

Sixx:AM and former Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says he has unofficially retired from touring.

“For those of you asking, I’ve been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years,” shares Sixx on his social media sites. “I have no immediate tour plans unless I get a wild hair up my ass or something or somebody really inspirational comes along.

“Since I’ve been home, I’ve just been writing music non-stop, recording with other artists, taking vocal, bass and guitar lessons and focusing on photography.... Money has never been and isn't a driving force for me. Let the chips fall where they fall.”

“So I guess I'm unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time,” he adds. “Nice to give 100% of my time to my wife and kids.”

The rocker then recapped a series of projects he has in the works that will keep him busy over the next year.

“Got a couple Sixx:Am albums coming out soon and 1 book this year,” he explains. “Sixx Sense radio is the biggest syndicated radio show in the world and that going on 8 years. I got 2 books in the works and I am in talks to develop a TV show (not reality) as well as The Dirt for Netflix and The Heroin Diaries Play... YUP, I AM RETIRED… HAHA.”

Sixx’s update comes just three months after he underwent successful hip placement surgery, with plans for more treatment in the future.

“Next two surgeries are for the shoulder,” he wrote during a spring Twitter Q&A.

After wrapping up his career with Motley Crue in 2015 at the completion of the band’s farewell tour, the rocker has been busy on the road with Sixx:AM following the 2016 release of “Prayers For The Damned” and its companion album, “Prayers For The Blessed.”

The group wrapped up its live schedule for both records earlier this spring.

Sixx and Motley Crue will release an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their 1987 album, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, on August 25.

The band’s fourth record peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 4 million copies, led by the US Top 15 hit title track.

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