Nikki Sixx has said that there’ll be no chance of another Mötley Crüe album after stating that creatively the band “came to a crawl”.
The band announced their split in 2014 when singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee signed a “cessation of touring” agreement to ensure that none of the band could try reviving the band’s name for future shows.
Mötley Crüe completed their final tour last year. However, singer Vince Neil has previously hinted at new material, telling The Oakland Press; “We’ve never said we were breaking up; we just said we’re not touring anymore. We’re gonna be definitely making more music together for different projects and stuff. But right now we’re really just focused on doing these shows this year and finishing with a bang.”
Sixx has now shot down any possibility of the band recording new material, telling TeamRock that the band “couldn’t write music any more” and that “it’s time for it to go.”
Asked if and his bandmates left on good terms, Sixx said: “I’m still close with Vince” but stressed that there would be “no tour, nothing, no chance of another record.”
He continued; “I want to just leave it intact. I see no reason. We couldn’t be creative as a band, so how the hell can we continue? But I’m glad the way it finished — we did it all, we did what we said we were going to do, and now I’m excited about the future.”
It was previously announced that the former frontman was set to play the event on January 20 but he has since been told he will no longer be playing.
In a clip on TMZ, Neil says that he had been asked to perform at the event months ago, regardless of who won the election, and was told later that he would no longer be playing. “I guess there’s more politics in bands playing than I really thought there was,” Neil says in the video. He ends by saying, “I don’t know who’s playing Trump’s party, but god bless them.” It is unconfirmed who will be performing at the inauguration.