Bassist says he won’t play their songs anymore
By David Sands
May 11, 2015
You can call Nikki Sixx a lot of things. Just don’t call him Dr. Feelgood, at least not after Mötley Crüe wraps up its farewell tour later this year. The famous glam metal band’s bassist and songwriter insists he’s done playing their music for good once they wrap up their final show in Los Angeles on Dec. 31.
In a recent interview, the 56-year-old rocker told Riff You that Crüe has enjoyed a “great run,” but going forward his energies will be focused on his other rock band, Sixx: A.M. Formed in 2007, it features Sixx on bass and keyboards, DJ Ashba on lead guitar and James Michael on vocals and rhythm guitar.
“Sixx: A.M. is completely different musically, spiritually, emotionally, visually,” said Sixx. “The people who are coming to see us, are coming to see Sixx: A.M. We don’t play Mötley Crüe music and we never will play Mötley Crüe music. The day Mötley Crüe plays its last show, I will never play another Mötley Crüe song again…even if it’s one I wrote.”
After a decadent three-and-a-half decade odyssey, it’s hard to believe Crüe is really calling it quits. One of the hottest hard rock acts of the 1980s, the group’s sold more than 100 million albums over the course of its career.
Nikki Sixx fans can rest assured that he’s got a lot more in store, though. On April 29, he tweeted that Sixx: A.M. will be tearing it up in 2016 with a new album and world tour.
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