Motley Crue will ‘blow own brains out’
Motley Crue will never return after making one more album and performing a farewell tour, Nikki Sixx has insisted.
And he admits he’s already emotional about the moment they take their final bow – even though he’s not yet sure when it will take place.
He’d recently speculated that the band would bow out after completing work on their movie version of The Dirt and releasing its soundtrack, recording a last record then hitting the road one more time.
Now he’s spoken in stronger terms about the chances of Crue returning at some point afterwards.
Sixx tells The Music: “It’s important that when you do a farewell tour that people understand. When you put a bullet in the back of the horse’s head and it goes down, it’s not a plastic bullet – it’s a fucking shotgun blast.
“Blow its fucking brains out. It’s never coming back.
“It’s the only way I can look myself in the mirror and do a farewell tour. That’s it: when we take our final bow, it’s it. I will cry – I cry thinking about it.”
Sixx believes the act of winding up Crue’s career will feel like finishing what they started.
“It could be a beautiful ending,” he says. “When you go and see a great fucking movie and you go, ‘That was amazing – that blew my mind!’ it’s not like ‘That blew my mind, and, um maybe there’ll be a sequel to it.”