There has been talk in the last year of Motley Crue working on their tenth album, a follow up to 2008?s Saints of Los Angeles. Recently front man Vince Neil had suggested that there would only be an EP worth of new songs. But now bassist and band leader Nikki Sixx is hinting that there will be a new album, but it will be their last.
In fact Sixx is saying that the band is ready to retire on a high note, with a farewell tour in the near future.
“Motley Crue is at one of our highest points,” he told Loudwire. “I’d like to see us finish our movie, an album, then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”
But before you start thinking things are rotten in Crue-land, Sixx assures the band’s fans that things are going great, despite Neil denying a new record.
“It’s not that we hate each other, or we don’t work together well,” he said. “I think it’s just, at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy. I see some bands that keep beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude.’”
I can think of a few other bands that could take that hint.
In the meantime, the band will be touring Australia next month with veteran rockers KISS.