Nikki Sixx has marked his 58th birthday by quitting Twitter and Facebook.
The former Motley Crue bassist is reported to have deleted his Twitter page as well as posting a departure message on Facebook.
“I wanna get back to what’s real,” he wrote. “Writing music, lyrics, books, photography etc etc… If ya wanna follow me, I post photos on Instagram… otherwise see you live next time I go on tour… much love.”
As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, he had nearly one and a half million followers on Facebook and 744,000 on Twitter.
Motley Crue came to an end last year after playing a New Year’s Eve show on Los Angeles. Sixx now plays with his new band Sixx:AM, with whom he has toured the world and released two albums in ‘Prayers For The Damned’ and ‘Prayers For The Blessed’ this year.
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.
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.”