Nikki Sixx Recalls What He Really Thought About Mötley Crüe Reunion, Says He Was Against It

In 2015, Mötley Crüe officially retired from touring. But, as it usually goes with old rock stars these days, they eventually decided to continue. In 2019, they announced a new tour which finally kicked off in June 2022. The tour, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had its famous promotional video where the band symbolically blew up the legal agreement that was, somehow, preventing them from touring ever again, marking the official end for the band.

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Well, it probably wasn’t much of a legal agreement if it can simply be blown up and ignored. Either way, the issue caused a lot of online discussion, even some divisions among the fans. What’s more, according to what Nikki Sixx said in a recent interview with Entertainment Online, not everyone in Mötley Crüe was even up for a reunion. At least he wasn’t. Looking back on the tour, he said:

“It’s been unbelievable. I’m so grateful to be doing this, and it started, like, three years ago when the movie came out – two and a half years ago. We kind of, we broke up the band. We just decided to quit touring. We’ve been doing it for, god, 35 years at that point.

“Tommy does other stuff, and I do other stuff, and I remember getting the phone call from management, and I was like. ‘No.’ And they go, ‘You haven’t even heard what I have to say.'”

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He adds:

“And we were friends, and we were fine and everything’s good. We’re just like, ‘No, it’s a lot of work.’ When you see the show out there, you’re gonna go, ‘Wow.’ I mean, it’s years of work putting it together, and then they were like, ‘No, not eight arenas, eight stadiums,’ and I was like, ‘Let me call Tommy.'”

“I was like, ‘Hey, dude, they’re talking about us touring,’ and he’s like, ‘No.’ Because we wanted to be – stand by what we said, and then it was 16 and 36, which we just entered our 36th stadium, and there’s, what, another 120 next year and the year after that, so, we’re grateful we said yes.”

Photo: (Sixx A M Rock Im Park 2016 (14 von 15))

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