On the heels of news from Vince Neil that the singer is considering leavingMotley Crue after their Las Vegas residency in February, comes word from bassist Nikki Sixx that the Vegas run is “the beginning of what will be the biggest probably four to five years of the band’s career."
"We’re negotiating with a couple of other extremely huge bands on doing a co-headline tour, something that’s never happened before. There's new music in the future,” Sixx tells Rolling Stone . One hot rumour says that the Crüe will do a headline tour with KISS - and that would be awesome!
"The other thing to look at is the wheels are in motion for getting the Mötley Crüe movie made now," says Nikki. "We finally got everything in order the way it needs to be done, and that’s gonna happen."
Beyond Vince’s comments this week, Sixx says the Crue are looking at winding things down at some point.
"The band sat down and had a powwow as brothers and friends and guys who’ve been doing this for over 30 years, and we said, 'When is it time?'"Sixx tells Rolling Stone. "We’ve always said since we were kids we didn’t want to hobble in to the sunset. So after the movie, at some point – whether it’s within a year or a few years – we’re probably gonna have that conversation about maybe it’s time, maybe it’s time to go out on top."
"If I’m watching my favorite boxer, and he’s just won the heavyweight championship of the world and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend," he says. "I always respected Led Zeppelin, and I’d rather Mötley Crüe be thought of as that type of band rather than a band that’s just going through the motions."
For the moment, though, Sixx says everybody in Crüe is very focused."We’re a hundred percent engaged," he says. "We’re sounding better than we’ve ever sounded musically."
Read more at Rolling Stone here.