Mötley Crüe bassist says bandmates have grown apart
By David Sands
June 3, 2016
Apparently Mötley Crüe has become a Nöt-ley Crüe. Or at least not much of a crew any more.
The upcoming movie, The End, which comes to U.S. theaters on June 14, documents the group’s dissolution and farewell performance. And, while fans are certainly in for a treat with regards to the Crüe’s music and theatrics, they might just be surprised how far the members of the band have fallen away from one another.
The film chronicles this disharmony in a series of candid interviews with bassist Nikki Sixx, singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars.
Sixx’s interview is particularly eye-opening, as it has him remarking that the he and his bandmates “probably won’t see each other” again after their final show.
“We don’t hang out now,” he says. “We go on stage … like motherf***ers. But we don’t hang out. We don’t go to dinner. We don’t go to each other’s houses for Christmas. We’re not enemies, but we’re not friends … I’ll probably never see them, except in passing.”
Although it’s almost certain their days of playing together are over, the bassist more recently told Billboard that their cross paths would likely cross again soon in order to make a film adaption of their band memoir, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
Nothing has been finalized yet, but Sixx clearly believes something is coming down the pipeline in regards to adapting the 2001 book..
“I’ve heard different rumblings of stuff — somewhere like fall, maybe” said Sixx. “The music business is complicated. The film business is slow and complicated.”
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