MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx recently spoke to the Ottawa Citizen about the band’s “The Final Tour”, which kicked off last year and will end New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one more round of North American gigs.
Asked if he worries that he might regret pulling the plug in a few years, Sixx said: “No. For me, it’s very cut and dry. When MÖTLEY CRÜE is done, it will be the greatest experience of my life, but it’s the closing of that chapter. I will never play MÖTLEY CRÜE music in [my other band] SIXX: A.M. That is MÖTLEY CRÜE’s music. Even if I wrote them, I won’t play them, because I don’t believe I should do that in another band. We should each do what we already know how to do, which is create great music.”
Asked if everybody in the band is on the same page in terms of not playing MÖTLEY CRÜE music in other projects, Sixx said: “I can’t speak for everybody else. That’s for me; I know where I’m at. I believe in the future and I believe in new music. If the guys want to go out and jam, go out and jam. Each to their own. But, you know, each guy in the band is very creative and have all kinds of stuff going on. I’m a huge fan of my band members. I’m probably their No. 1 fan, so I can’t wait to see what everybody does on their own terms.”
While announcing the first details of “The Final Tour” at a Los Angeles press conference in January 2014, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal “cessation of touring” agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.