In a new interview on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation L.A. Invasion,” Nikki Sixx talked about the upcoming tour & possible new music.
When asked about playing more tours, he said:
“I know we’re gonna tour next year, and that’s gonna take us from June 19th to sometime in September. And then winter sets in, and we’re in America, so there’s nowhere else to play — unless we can go to other countries where it’s summertime or spring or fall there. But what’s gonna happen with COVID? So I don’t know right now. I do know what’s happening in America. I don’t know what’s going on in Europe or South America or Mexico [or] Australia [or] New Zealand.”
When asked if there will be new music from Motley Crue in the future, Nikki said:
“I would love to make some music with the guys again. I would love to get really simple and really raw and really dirty. And that’s something I’m inspired by now, whether — it might be a new band or stuff I’m listening to and the simplicity of ‘Black Dog’, and you listen to that, and you’re, like, ‘Man…’
He also talked about music production nowadays, saying:
“Some of the stuff that’s out right now is so good but it’s also so overproduced.”
“I don’t feel that when I listen to any genre music or just in the rock world, [BLACK] SABBATH had the same kick-drum sound as [LED] ZEPPELIN, the same kick-drum sound as AEROSMITH, the same guitar sound — they all had the same guitar sound. It bothers me that so much stuff sounds the same, yet it’s also really good — really good hooks, really aggressive, really exciting. And so when I hear some younger bands — like, people will throw on GRETA VAN FLEET, for example. What everybody liked about that is it was just simple and raw and passionate, that first EP. And the same with THE STRUTS and stuff like that. There was some innocence to it. And I think that there’s so much technology out there that we can fall prey to making it perfect. And I would love to make maybe some imperfect music.”
In a recent chat with USA Today, bassist Nikki Sixx talked about Motley Crue’s ”The Stadium” tour and the decision to postpone it.
Here’s what Sixx said:
“Yes, I do. We didn’t want to go out this past summer because we didn’t want to expose our fans to possibly getting COVID and 80,000 people all with their mouths open singing ‘Shout At The Devil’ doesn’t sound like we would be doing the right thing for our fans and our crew.
“Do I believe COVID will still be here next year? Yes. But we’ll have to do the best that we can do.
”The bigger question is, what does ’23 look like? Can we go to Europe or South America? Right now our eyes are on the tour starting in June, band rehearsals in May and all the set design starting months before that. I start physically training the first week of December. At 62, it’s a little different than 22.”