June 21, 2024

Nikki Six initially didn't want a Mötley Crüe reunion

Nikki Six initially didn’t want a Mötley Crüe reunion

Mötley Crüe effectively separated in 2014, and at the end of the band contractually entered into a “no-touring agreement”. But with the Netflix biopic The Dirt sparking interest in the group once again, even the flamboyant metal workers are finally back together and currently roaming around USA stadiums. Originally, however, guitarist Nikki Sixes wanted him to decline the reunion offer.

Right decision

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Male rocker Mötley Crüe: “Tommy [Lee, Drummer — Anm.d.A.] He does other things, I do other things. I remember the call from our management. I was just like, ‘No’ but they said, ‘You didn’t even hear what I had to say’. And we were friends and we were fine. We just thought, ‘No, that’s a lot of work’. When you see the show there, you’re like, “Wow!” I mean: it takes years of work to put this together. But then they said: No, not eight halls. Eight stadiums! I said, “Let me call Tommy.”

Then Nikki Six described the subsequent conversation with Tommy Lee. “I was like, ‘They’re talking about us going on tour.'” He said no.’ Because we wanted to stick to what we said. But then there were 16 stadiums and finally 36 stadiums. We are now in the thirty-sixth stadium. That’s how it happened. Next year and the year after that there are another 120 or so dates. So we are grateful that we agreed.” Drummer Lee Motley Crue joins his bandmates: “It’s crazy stuff. I’ll just sign what Nicki says. The gratitude for being able to do this is great. Think about it for a second: tell me about a group that has the same original members and has been doing this for a long time. Lots of luck.”

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