Nikki Sixx Wants Mötley Crüe to Still Be a Band in 2031

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Since their formation in 1981, Mötley Crüe has been performing for 42 years; of course, within that time, it’s worth noting that there were years when the band was on hiatus and “retired.” Over the course of their career though, they have put out nine studio albums and have played all around the world.

And per band bassist Nikki Sixx, we could potentially be getting new music from Mötley Crüe.

During a past conversation with A Rádio Rock (footage of this interview was recently uploaded online), Sixx was asked about the possibility of Mötley Crüe creating new music. Sixx commented by saying that not only is it possible that new Mötley Crüe music could happen, but that he is interested in seeing the band perform into the 2030s.

Per Sixx (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“We just did those four songs for ‘The Dirt’ soundtrack. We’re pretty much locked down right now. We’re having conversations beyond [2023]. So what’s ’24 look like for us in a touring capacity? As far as new music — I think new music always comes when the band is getting along. We get along so great right now. We’ve been having the best time. We spend time together. We go out to dinner.

Tommy [Lee, Mötley Crüe drummer] just had his 60th-birthday party [last October] down in Mexico, and he invited a small group of his very good friends. And I was there, and a bunch of cool Tommy’s friends. All of our wives were there. John 5 came in. And it was just cool to be able to not talk business, be in rehearsal, get on the phone, talk about the photo shoot or the video. It was just hanging out, walking on the beach. And we had some sweet conversations.

“Me and Tommy and Vince [Neil, Mötley Crüe singer] had this conversation. I said, I go,’ What are you guys doing for the next eight years?’ And everybody’s laughing: ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Why don’t we just keep going? Let’s just take it to 50 [years since the band’s inception, which will be in 2031].'”

Sixx went on to add:

“So this isn’t a final tour. What does that look like? I have no idea. I’m just telling you, you have the band saying, ‘We’re having a blast. Why stop?'”

Would you love to hear new music from Mötley Crüe? What do you think of the band touring for another eight years?

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