“We’ve been together 35 years; that’s long enough,” he said. “We don’t want to be a band that, in 10 years from now, you go see them and there’s maybe one guy left of the band. That’s not MÖTLEY CRÜE. MÖTLEY CRÜE is the four of us and we want to go out on top.”
When their retirement was announced last year, the CRÜE members actually signed a legal contract saying that they could not go back on their agreement to cease touring.
Asked in an interview with For Bass Players Only if there is any chance of a reconsideration, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx laughed and said: “For me, no, never. Every version of that question has been asked and there’s all the trick questions: ‘Would you do it for $100 million for five shows in Dubai?'”
He continued: “Y’know, let’s just get to the core of it: Do you want us to renege on our word? We don’t want to. I don’t need to name the bands that have. It’s obvious. It’s okay if they want to do that, and it’s okay if their fans accept it. For us, we didn’t want to do that. Plus, I have less years in front of me than I have behind me, and it’s the same for all my bandmembers. There’s a track record of what we’ve done together, and I think we each individually want to go out and do some other stuff.”