The end is near Mötley fans. In an interview with The Music.co.au last night, before their second Etihad show with KISS, bassist Nikki Sixx reveals his plans to say farewell to his fans after 30 years in the band.
“I wanna finish our movie [adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s New York Times bestselling collaborative autobiography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band] and put out a new album,” he told the publication. The band also plans to release a soundtrack to the movie and then embark on “a farewell tour”.
“I can honourably say, ‘We did it our way and we’re never coming back’,” said Sixx. In addition, he mentioned this would the the end of the road for the band, with no interest in resurrecting its corpse down the track.
“It’s important that when you do a farewell tour that people understand that when you put a bullet in the back of the horse’s head, and it goes down, it’s not a plastic bullet it’s a fucking shotgun blast. You know, blow its fucking brains out, it’s never coming back. It has to [be that way],” he stressed. “It’s the only way I can look at myself in the mirror and do a farewell tour. That’s it. So when we take our final bow, it’s IT. I will cry. I cry thinking about it.”
Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980. The group was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx, and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has been described through the years as the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band and has sold more than 80 million album copies worldwide, including 25 million in the U.S.