NIKKI SIXX Says There Is No Reason For MÖTLEY CRÜE To Record New Music Right Now

Nikki Sixx 955 Rock Station Interview

Riff X‘s “Metal XS” recently featured an interview with Nikki Sixx, where the MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist shared the band’s plans for the coming months.

“We’re just playing festivals, and that takes us into October,” Sixx said. “We don’t have any plans next year yet. I know there’s some conversations about stuff. I mean, we have a few singles [already recorded], so I don’t see us [recording any new music right now]… We’re not gonna be around.

“I live in Wyoming and Vince [NeilCRÜE singer] lives in Tennessee, two guys in California, so I don’t… I don’t actually see a reason right now to go in the studio, ’cause we’ve got two more singles [recorded and ready] to [release],” he continued. “And I always wanna be sure that if we go in the studio, we have a reason or we have something we’re really inspired by, but it’s a lot of scheduling, and we tour and we have families. For me specifically, I have a five-year-old daughter, and I really wanna be with her as much as possible. So when the time came to go do these demos of these three songs and then go in the studio with [producer] Bob Rock, it was like a perfect time. And that time will happen again, but there’s no rush.”

Regarding a possible return to Europe next year, Nikki commented: “We’re in ’24, and we don’t really know what ’25 looks like, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something fun to do and make sure that we’re there for the fans. I mean, we just did Europe, so I don’t see going back there for a second. But we love it over there. We had such a great time in Europe this last time. We got to spend two months over there, which is a long time. But what was nice about that is once we got over there, we got unjetlagged and the schedule wasn’t so tight. And I had my family with me. I was able to be with the band and play concerts, but also experienced Europe, all over Europe. So that was a really good time.

Nikki added: “I’m enjoying this pace of working. I really enjoy it. I don’t feel burnt out. In the past, artists, we get burnt out, ’cause, you, you tour so much. And I’m really enjoying where we’re at. We make music when we feel it. We do shows when we feel it.”

Over a year ago, MÖTLEY CRÜE worked with their longtime producer Bob Rock to record three fresh tracks, among them “Dogs Of War” and a rendition of the BEASTIE BOYS‘ “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).”