NIKKI SIXX: ‘The Day MÖTLEY CRÜE Plays Its Last Show, I Will Never Play Another MÖTLEY CRÜE Song Again’
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says that his other band, SIXX: A.M., is its own entity and not an attempt to recycle elements of the Motley Crue in order to appeal to an already established fan base.
Sixx was interview by RiffYou.com and said, “I think they’re totally separate — I really compartmentalize the two. What’s important to me is to never do anything I already did in Motley Crue, because I cherish that music, those times and those band members. So, I never want to try and replicate that.”
He continues: “A lot of times, I see people try and do ‘the next thing’ and it’s just kind of the same as the other. [If that were me] I’d think, ‘Well, why not just do Motley Crue? But why would I do another version of Motley Crue? SIXX: A.M. is completely different musically, spiritually, emotionally, visually…and that gives me pride. The day Motley Crue plays its last show, I will never play another Motley Crue song again…even if it’s one I wrote.
Asked if he was ever concerned about whether SIXX: A.M. would be judged differently because of his Motley Crue accomplishments, Sixx tells RiffYou.com: “SIXX: A.M.’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done. It’s almost a spiritual experience with a positive message at the end. For me, I’m going into unchartered territory… which is exciting, because I feel like there are no limitations, no ceiling. We can do anything we set our minds to, musically… and that’s exciting.”
Motley Crue first announced plans for “The Final Tour” by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement, the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world, most recently playing their final shows in Japan.