Mötley Crüe just embarked on its farewell tour this summer, but that doesn’t mean the band has nothing new up its heavily tattooed sleeve. In an exclusive interview with Journal Broadcast Group (watch it above), the group’s Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx detailed plans for a new rock single in the works and spoke about the progress of a film based on their 2002 memoir, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.”
They also explained why they’ve decided to come off the road.
After joking that they are getting too old to tour, which gets a laughing reaction out of Sixx, Neil says “We wanted to go out on top. We didn’t want to be that band that … there’s two [original] guys in the band and they’re playing at a fair, and one guy’s just somebody’s brother, and you go see Mötley Crüe and say “that’s not Mötley Crüe. We didn’t want to become that.” This tour, he says, with all four band members, “Is the way we want to go out and be remembered.”
They also talked about why they’re not currently planning to make another full length project, with Sixx explaining, “We’re kind of over making full albums.” But they’re excited to help promote a tribute album, “Nashville Outlaws: A Country Tribute to Mötley Crüe,” which finds a group of top Nashville artists, and a few up-and-comers, paying tribute to the iconic rock band by recording cover version of their best known hits, from “Dr. Feelgood” to “Girls Girls Girls.”
Among the stars on the project are Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Hootie and the Blowfish frontman turned country star Darius Rucker. There’s also a cool duet between “The Voice” champ Cassadee Pope and Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander, and a few stars from the ABC series “Nashville” contribute vocals as well.
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