“I think they’re totally separate — I really compartmentalize the two,” Sixx tells RiffYou.com. “What’s important to me is to never do anything I already did in MÖTLEY CRÜE, because I cherish that music, those times and those band members. So, I never want to try and replicate that.”
He continues: “A lot of times, I see people try and do ‘the next thing’ and it’s just kind of the same as the other. [If that were me] I’d think, ‘Well, why not just do MÖTLEY CRÜE?’ But why would I do another version of MÖTLEY CRÜE? SIXX: A.M. is completely different musically, spiritually, emotionally, visually…and that gives me pride. The people who are coming to see us, are coming to see SIXX: A.M. We don’t play MÖTLEY CRÜE music and we never will play MÖTLEY CRÜE music. The day MÖTLEY CRÜE plays its last show, I will never play another MÖTLEY CRÜE song again…even if it’s one I wrote.
“To be respectful to MÖTLEY CRÜE is the biggest gift I can give to fans.”
Asked if he was ever concerned about whether SIXX: A.M. would be judged differently because of his MÖTLEY CRÜE accomplishments, Sixx tells RiffYou.com: “SIXX: A.M.’s totally different from anything I’ve ever done. It’s almost a spiritual experience with a positive message at the end. For me, I’m going into unchartered territory… which is exciting, because I feel like there are no limitations, no ceiling. We can do anything we set our minds to, musically… and that’s exciting.”
He continues: “When you’re in a band like AC/DC, or VAN HALEN, or MÖTLEY CRÜE, or GUNS N’ ROSES, you do something and you have a sound: it’s really potent and amazing. But SIXX: A.M. is a different kind of band, because no one is really holding us accountable, so [people] are just allowing us to make pretty obscure and wide strokes… and we’re taking advantage of it.”