Steve Baltin of RollingStone.com recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
On MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s plans following the band’s much ballyhooed Vegas residency this coming February :
Sixx: “This is the beginning of what will be the biggest probably four to five years of the band’s career. We’re negotiating with a couple of other extremely huge bands on doing a co-headline tour, something that’s never happened before. There’s new music in the future.”
On the long-awaited film adaptation of CRÜE‘s band biography “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”:
“The wheels are in motion for getting the MÖTLEY CRÜE movie made now. We finally got everything in order the way it needs to be done, and that’s gonna happen. . . We have sort of an agreement with a production company, directors, etc, to right now just keep it amongst ourselves. So once we have everything really together, we’re gonna let everybody know. But trust me, when I say the wheels are in motion they’re definitely in motion.”
On whether there are any plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to retire in the not-too-distant future:
“The band sat down and had a powwow as brothers and friends and guys who’ve been doing this for over 30 years, and we said, ‘When is it time?’ We’ve always said since we were kids we didn’t want to hobble into the sunset. So after the movie, at some point — whether it’s within a year or a few years — we’re probably gonna have that conversation about maybe it’s time, maybe it’s time to go out on top.”
“If I’m watching my favorite boxer and he’s just won the heavyweight championship of the world and he retires it kind of makes the guy a legend. I always respected LED ZEPPELIN, and I’d rather MÖTLEY CRÜE be thought of as that type of band rather than a band that’s just going through the motions.”
“We’re really proud of what we’ve done, whether critics like us or not, whether we’ve won Grammys or not, whether any of that stuff. We’re proud that we did it on our own terms.”
Read the entire interview from RollingStone.com.