Recently, news broke that Mötley Crüe had entered the studio with iconic producer Bob Rock to record a new album, amid their legal battle with classic guitarist Mick Mars.
Now, bassist Nikki Sixx has issued a couple of updates on the record, which will mark the band’s first effort with John 5 on guitar.
On Wednesday, April 19, the NFL revealed that FALL OUT BOY is set to perform alongside MÖTLEY CRÜE and bass powerhouse THUNDERCAT in the upcoming NFL Draft Concert Series. This string of concerts is scheduled to occur during the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, spanning from April 27 to April 29.
We gonna get @thevinceneil vocals on the new songs after we play the @NFL draft,” Nikki wrote in a tweet on April 23rd.
“As soon as he’s done we’re heading to Europe to start the tour. Bob Rock will mixing.”
In an Instagram post, Nikki said:
“I’m sure you all know how important lyrics are to me. This new set feels more personal since we haven’t recorded anything new in a while. The studio is a highly creative space and with us recording I thought I’d try to get a creative head start on some of these for Vince [Neil, singer]. I got one done and gonna try to wrap up the next one and show it to the guys. Bob Rock is pushing us hard and bringing out the best in us.”
“Tommy [Lee, drums] is playing his a*s off. Jesus these drums sound huge. Probably lay down my final bass tracks in the next few days. John is so fast I’m sure he will get all the songs done in just a few days. But then again Bob Rock loves those huge walls of guitars so it could take a moment.”
“Gonna take a break from recording to fly to Kansas City to rehearse and then play the @nfl draft show and then back to finish it all off. (Excited about the show )-When will it come out? Not sure. We haven’t thought that far down the line. Just letting the music guide us. Ps We had a special visitor today.”
Nikki added later on Twitter regarding the new tunes:
“Heaviest stuff we’ve done in years.”
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) April 23, 2023
Heaviest stuff we’ve done in years. 🤟🏽
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) April 22, 2023