What Really Killed Mötley Crüe? Go Inside The Sad Truth Behind Their Demise
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Nikki Sixx Sheds Light On Band’s Demise
Nearly one year ago, Los Angeles glam rock legends Mötley Crüe took their final bow at the Staples Center, effectively wrapping up their 34 year chapter together with one last explosive show to ring in the new year and a brand new era for Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee.
In the year since Mötley Crüe ceased to exist, we’ve heard talk from Vince Neil about the possibility of a Mötley Crüe reunion at some point, presumably to make new music together for new projects – but according to Nikki Sixx, that contradicts the very reason why the band decided to call it quits in the first place: a lack of creativity and a complete lack of desire to even try to create something new together.
“No, no tour, nothing, no chance of another record,” Sixx revealed in an interview with Blabbermouth.
“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?”
Confirming his former bandmate Tommy Lee’s statement earlier this year, it wasn’t the money, fame, or the women that killed the band, but the fact that after 34 years no one seemed to want to give it their best shot creatively and really think outside the box to give fans something completely new and different. Much like married couples who simply run out of things to say to each other, bands can run out of inspiration and that spark of something magical that crafts songs to last a lifetime dies.
For a band like Mötley Crüe to walk away in four separate directions in pursuit of four separate visions for what they want the rest of their musical careers to be is wise, and it’s a decision we respect – just look at Nikki’s band, SIXX:A.M. I haven’t seen Nikki that genuinely excited to work with other musicians in a long, long time and that’s what fans were missing in Mötley Crüe’s final years: a band comprised of people who brought out the best in each other creatively and who were always excited to share that with the world. We miss Mötley Crüe, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited to see what they’re capable of in settings they really want to be in!