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MOTLEY CRÜE TO SPLIT AFTER ONE MORE ALBUM & TOUR

Motley Crüe To Split After One More Album And Tour

VIA: THE MUSIC.COM.AU

A backstage interview with Nikki Sixx, before their second Etihad show with KISS last night, saw the bassist spill his guts to Bryget Chrisfield about Mötley Crüe’s plans to go out on a high.

“I wanna finish our movie [adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s New York Times bestselling collaborative autobiography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band] and put out a new album,” he revealed before adding they will also release a soundtrack to the movie and then embark on “a farewell tour”. “We’ll be back in Australia and, ah, that’ll be it,” he said. “I can honourably say, ‘We did it our way and we’re never coming back’.”

Sixx accentuated that this split would see the band done for good, he has no interest in resurrecting its corpse down the track.

“It’s important that when you do a farewell tour that people understand that 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. You know, blow its fucking brains out, it’s never coming back. It has to [be that way],” he stressed. “It’s the only way I can look at myself in the mirror and do a farewell tour. That’s it. So when we take our final bow, it’s IT. I will cry. I cry thinking about it.”

Mötley Crüe have been raising musical hell for more than three decades and Sixx admits, “I love this band. I fucking spent my life doing this band. I’ve been doing this band longer than I’ve been doing anything else. And I’ve been in this band longer than I’ve known any woman, longer than I’ve known my children – only my family, and I have a closer relationship with my band than I have with my family, and a rockier relationship with my band than I’ve had with anybody in my family as well.

“So it’s very emotional and I just think it’s important that we finish what we started and then, you know, it will be whatever it will be. It could be beautiful. It could be a beautiful ending! When you go and see a great movie – I’ll leave you with this: when you go and see a great fucking movie and it ends and you go, ‘Fuck!’ like, you walk out 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’.”

After various line-up changes and years of turmoil, the original Mötley Crüe line-up re-formed, announcing the Carnival Of Sins reunion tour in December 2004. Since then there’s been a new album, their ninth, entitled Saints Of Los Angeles (2008) and relentless touring including appearances at their own Crüe Fest music festivals, a three-week residency at Hard Rock venue The Joint in Las Vegas and their ongoing Monster co-headline tour with KISS.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce New US Dates; Pre-Sale Starts Today

MÖTLEY CRÜE have announced a new string of US dates in May.

Dates include:

May
21 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Event Center
23 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone
24 – Big Flats, NY – Tags Summerstage *
25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal **

Pre-sale starts today (except for 5/24). The code to unlock these tickets on Ticketmaster in order to purchase them is: crue13 (not case sensitive).

* Presale begins on March 14th. Public onsale begins March 16th.
** Travel packages also available.

More details and the band’s complete live itinerary at Motley.com/tour/.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, who is currently on the road with his bandmates in Australia, says that he is no longer taking part in the band’s paid meet-and-greet sessions with the fans because he “doesn’t agree with doing it under certain circumstances.”

CRÜE is offering several “VIP packages” to Australian fans via the band’s web site, including the “Kickstart My Heart Meet And Greet Package” for $899, the “Wildside VIP Package” for $425 and the “Crüe Teaser Package” for $295. Only the “Kickstart My Heart” package includes an opportunity to meet and take a photo with the band.

Writing on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s official Facebook page, Continue reading MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

KISS’ Monster Tour Hits Perth; Set-List, Photos Available

KISS’ Monster Tour hit Perth Arena in Perth, Australia tonight (February 28th) with openers MÖTLEY CRÜE and THIN LIZZY. Check out numerous photos at this location.

According to Setlist.fm KISS’ setlist included:
‘Detroit Rock City’
‘Shout It Out Loud’
‘Hell or Hallelujah’
‘I Love It Loud’
‘Psycho Circus’
‘Calling Dr. Love’
‘Firehouse’
‘Wall of Sound’
‘Outta This World’ (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Jam)
Bass Solo
‘God of Thunder’
‘War Machine’
‘Shandi’ (Acoustic performed only by Paul)
‘Love Gun’
‘Black Diamond’

Encore:
‘Lick It Up’ (excerpt from Won’t Get Fooled Again)
‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

KISS, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy dates:

March
3 – Clipsal 500 – Adelaide, Australia
5 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
6 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
9 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
10 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
12 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
16 – Virgin Australia Stadium – Mackay, Australia

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announces Most Extensive Canadian Tour In Band History

MÖTLEY CRÜE unveiled today the details of its 2013 Canadian tour, which marks the most expansive run of the country in the band’s history. The trek will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 in the West Coast, and running through to May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform in Canada through 2013. MÖTLEY CRÜE will be joined by special guests BIG WRECK; the full tour has been listed below.

Apr. 20 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre
Apr. 22 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Apr. 23 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
Apr. 25 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Apr. 26 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
Apr. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Apr. 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
Apr. 30 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
May 02 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
May 03 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
May 04 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place
May 06 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
May 07 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 09 – Subdury, ON – Sudbury Area
May 10 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
May 11 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
May 13 – Montréal, QC – Centre Bell
May 14 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

MÖTLEY CRÜE last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.

“We’ve been writing,” bassist Nikki Sixx told Loudwire. “We started the record with the song ‘Sex’ and I have a ton of riffs. I know Mick [Mars, guitar] has told me he has a ton of riffs and it’s just a matter of now collecting riffs. For a while, it was only writing segments of music and getting together and collaborating but now I’m starting to finish music more like I used to more — like I used to in the old days — and finish it top to bottom. So I look forward to getting in the room with my band and going, ‘Here’s ten of my ideas, what have you got?’ and then we kind of let that process happen.”

Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-term future, Sixx said: “We haven’t been shy that MÖTLEY CRÜE has been talking about somewhere in the near future doing a farewell tour. We talked about it on ‘Piers Morgan’ and different interviews. It’s not that we hate each other or we don’t work together well. I think it’s just at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy that’s leaving it in a good way. I just see some bands that keep fucking beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude, it’s dead.’ And MÖTLEY CRÜE is really at one of our highest points we’ve been and I would like to see us even climb higher by seeing us finish our movie, an album and then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”