Nikki Sixx Shares Motley Crue Will Have New Music
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee attend the last ever European press conference for Motley Crue at Law Society on June 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Amidst the ongoing lawsuit of former Mötley Crüe member Mick Mars against the band, Nikki Sixx has confirmed that they are now working on new music.
Previously, Sixx announced that he and John 5, who filled in as their touring guitarist, are “writing random riffs.” While recently, Sixx tweeted a photo of him with Tommy Lee and John 5 inside the studio with the caption that reads:
“Another killer songwriting day with Tommy Lee and John 5.”
Then he tweeted another post saying:
“We are writing. The creative process of songwriting has always been the heartbeat of our band. We’re gonna go in the big studio next week and record a few off the floor and see where it goes. We don’t have a definitive plan at this point. Just letting the songs guide us.”
The series of tweets gives hints that John 5 will be featured in their future recordings, while it’s still uncertain if he will replace Mars as an official member of the band.
In an interview with Variety, Mars claims that the rest of the band wanted him to leave the group for years saying they have been trying to replace him “since ’87.” Mars was forced to leave their latest reunion tour and retire last October due to his ongoing struggle with Ankylosing spondylitis, a form of spinal arthritis.
On April 6, Mars sued Mötley Crüe claiming that the band cut his percentage of profits from 25% to 5% after he left. Following that, the remaining members of the band released their statement about the lawsuit mentioning the support that they had given Mars with his health condition during his tenure.
Meanwhile, Mötley Crüe will be performing with Def Leppard on May 22 in the U.K.