Nikki Sixx says that there are no plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to perform live ever again.
“Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in AEROSMITH and METALLICA, and I’m, like, ‘God damn it, did we retire too soon?'” the bassist told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “But there will be no one-offs in our future. Maybe we’ll just get together and jam in [guitarist] Mick Mars‘s front room.”
After MÖTLEY CRÜE played its last-ever concert on New Year’s Eve 2015, Nikki reportedly unfollowed drummer Tommy Lee on Twitter and they didn’t see each other for a couple of years.
“Everything’s cool now,” Lee told Rolling Stone. “That tour was almost two years straight, and by the end of it, I don’t think anybody wanted to f*c*ing see anybody maybe ever again. It was like a marriage that just got f*c*ing tired. I was the only one there having a big after party with everybody on New Year’s Eve. I was just like, ‘You know what? F*c* you guys.’ After about a year, everybody started to either miss each other or just wonder what happened, and we were in a much different place, so we regrouped and rekindled friendship and the whole thing you do with people you love.”
“Me and Tommy hadn’t really talked or seen each other since the final show, and we went to New Orleans to visit the movie set,” Sixx said. “We’d just needed a breather from each other from over 30 year of being in each other’s faces. It was so nice when me and Tommy started hanging out again.”
“I looked at him and said, ‘Do you realize that I’ve known you longer than I’ve known anyone in my life?'” Lee recalled. “Wives and both of my parents are gone. I said, ‘It’s really cool that we’re able to realize and appreciate how long we’ve known each other and remain the best of friends from here on out, because it’s something extraordinary and truly special that we’ve done together and shared.’ There’s no room for stupid animosity or things that wear on you after touring together for so long. So everybody’s in good spirits now, which is f*c*ing awesome. It wasn’t like that a couple years ago; it was just actually ugly.”