MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx Talks New Music, The Dirt Movie - "It’s Going To Be A Cross Between Movies Like Boogie Nights And Goodfellas"
May 17, 2014, a year ago
In an excerpt from the June 2014 issue of Guitar World, Nikki Sixx discusses Mötley Crüe's future and past. When asked if fans can expect to hear some new Mötley music soon, Sixx responded:"Yes. Mick Mars and I just recently wrote a really cool track that we’ll probably release sometime in the near future. But it’s not like, 'Hey, Mötley Crüe’s gonna quit touring and then we’re going to start releasing full-length records every two years!' That’s not what we’re looking to do. Our plan is to cease touring and then see what else is out there. One thing we’re going to do is explore different licensing opportunities. But the only way to take advantage of those opportunities is to end things with dignity. If you crumble and you fall apart at the seams and then try to do that stuff, people are like, 'Oh, look, Mötley Crüe. They were cool once.' But I want the fans to have more than that. I want them to have the pride that they have in certain bands and that I have in certain bands that left at the right time. So it’d be real easy to slap our name on anything and everything that comes our way, but we’ve always been very careful to not do that."
Plus, with The Dirt, you have your own movie coming out.
Sixx: "Right. We knew we were going to make our own movie about our own story, and we knew that it was going to be a real movie. It’s going to be a cross between movies like Boogie Nights and Goodfellas. It’s going to have a lot of bite to it, like Sid and Nancy. It’s going have the same kind of credibility as Walk the Line and the Doors movie. So that’s already in the works. And we’re also going to put together a very in-depth documentary about the history of the band, from the very beginning all the way to the final farewell bow. So why would we go and attach ourselves to something just for the money? But you know, musicians mishandle their money all the time. And because they don’t usually have any kind of financial education or knowledge about how to build security, what they do is they live from album to album. Then when the steam runs out, desperate people do desperate things. And it starts to get a little bit embarrassing. Our legacy is too important to us to let that happen.
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