Crue were warned not to play ‘career killer’ Vegas shows
Motley Crue have no firm plans for the future when their US tour with Kiss ends in October.
And while a new album is at least probable, Nikki Sixx doesn’t think they’ll return to Las Vegas for a second residency – even though their first was a victory against those who warned them it would end their career.
The Crue recently released new single Sex ahead of the live shows, but that doesn’t mean a long-player is about to follow.
Sixx tells Billboard: “We happened to have this song everyone was really excited about. Instead of saying, ‘Let’s add it to the pile of songs we have and sort them out later,’ we went, ‘Let’s finish this one up.’
“It’s exciting to play something new. We love the classics and the hits, but something new is great.”
While the Crue are set to continue stockpiling ideas, therey have no set schedule for a studio return.
“It takes time to put together music,” Sixx explains. “There’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us it’s, how many have we written, how many do we love, and what do we want to do with them?
“It’s about finding the time to go go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it goes.”
While a follow-up to 2008′s Saints of Los Angeles is likely, the bassist isn’t so convinced about a repeat of their Vegas residency – even though it proved they were still a force to be reckoned with.
Sixx says: “A lot of people were like, ‘This is a career killer – this is going to tarnish your image for ever.’
“We were like, ‘Why? That doesn’t make any sense.’ It feels good to be the first band to go in and do it, and it also feels good we won on such a large level.
“It worked. It put the focus on the fact that we’re not just any band. I think there’s something unique in the fact we’re always willing to take a chance.
“But whether we do it or not again, I don’t know.”
For now the focus is to keep trying to deliver a show as big as their tourmates.
“Kiss is an extremely theatrical, well-oiled machine,” Sixx says, “Our machine is a bit more chaotic. That’s the best way to explain it.”