MÖTLEY CRÜE recently released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS. But CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard.com that there are currently no plans for the group to record a full album’s worth of material.
“It takes time to put together music,” Sixx said. “Right now we’re just writing music. There’s tons of material always there — there’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us, it’s how many songs have we written (and) how many do we love and what do we want to do with them? It’s about finding the time to go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it does.”
Written when the band was together during their residency in Las Vegas last February, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.
“We happened to have this song everyone was really excited about, so instead of saying, ‘Let’s add it to the pile of songs we have and we’ll sort ’em out later,’ we were, ‘Hey, let’s finish this one up,'” Sixx told Billboard.com. “We got it out there for the fans, for the tour, and it’s exciting for the band to play something new. We love the classics and the hits, and I know the fans love that, too, but to be able to play something new is great.
“We wanted to save that big push for when we do (an album),” he added, “but the way the song is connecting with people feels like the way the music used to connect with people when we were a baby band and just had our first record out. The song really seems to work.”