Former Mötley Crüe bassist also announces “retirement”
By David Sands
June 29, 2017
Could Nikki Sixx be interviewing for a job with American Idol? Well, it’s definitely in the realm of possibility.
In a June 28 article, TMZ claimed it had spoken with sources claiming the show’s producers want Sixx to be one of the new judges for the 2018 reboot of American Idol. According to the site, Lionel Richie is also being considered as a judge and Ryan Seacrest will likely be returning as the show’s host. Pop star Katy Perry has already been confirmed as a judge.
Although there’s still no official word about Sixx joining the show, it would make sense in the context of recent social media remarks. In June 26 Facebook post, the former Mötley Crüe bassist announced his “unofficial retirement” from touring.
“For those of you asking, I’ve been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years…I have no immediate tour plans,” he said. “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…So I guess I’m unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time…Nice to give 100% of my time to my wife and kids….”
The “retirement” announcement come less than three months after he underwent hip replacement surgery.
Later in the post, Sixx noted that he had a couple of Sixx:Am albums on the way and a new book coming out in the near future. What’s more, Sixx also said he had two more books in the works, and was in talks to develop a non-reality TV show, as well as a Netflix adaption of the Mötley Crüe tell-all book The Dirt and a musical adaption of his autobiographical book The Heroin Diaries
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