MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says he wants to keep the band going for years to come
Speaking with Brazil’s A Rádio Rock in a recently published talk from from this past December, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx was asked about the possibility of the group releasing new music. Sixx responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We just did those four songs for ‘The Dirt‘ soundtrack. We’re pretty much locked down right now. We’re having conversations beyond .
“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, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer] just had his 60th-birthday party [last October] down in Mexico, and he invited a small group of his very good friends. And I was there, and a bunch of 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. It was just hanging out, walking on the beach. And we had some sweet conversations.
“Me and Tommy and Vince [Neil, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer] had this conversation. I said, I go,’ 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 [years since the band’s inception, which will be in 2031].’
“So this isn’t a final tour,” Sixx clarified. “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?'”
Due to the massive success of last year’s “The Stadium Tour“, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD are going global in 2023 with “The World Tour“, along with special guest Alice Cooper.
Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. leg of the world tour kicks off on August 5 in Syracuse, New York.
Just last month, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD played two shows at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey. These shows marked MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s first live performances with guitarist John 5, who has stepped in for original six-stringer Mick Mars.