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Motley Crue Reveal New Song Name, Future Recording Plans

Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars
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What’s next for the musical masterminds behind Motley Crue‘s success? With the band’s ‘Final Tour‘ looming on the horizon, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars sat down with Guitar World to discuss future plans.

The longtime partners both reaffirmed that the band is working on a new song, which Mars says is titled ‘All Bad Things Must Come to an End.’ “It’s probably about half finished. We have to wait for Vince [Neil] to sing it, and then I’ll do my soloing and ear candy all over it and stuff like that.”

As they’ve done in the recent past, they both dodged the question of a new full-length Crue record in the future. Sixx reiterated his interest in seeking “different licensing opportunities” to help get new music out, but he also stressed that they’ll be choosing those carefully, saying, “It’d be real easy to slap our name on anything and everything that comes our way, but we’ve always been very careful to not do that.”

Although Mars described Motley Crue’s musical future as “kind of vague, I guess,” he said he’ll “absolutely” start working on a solo album at some point following the tour. “I think what a lot of people may say — and I say ‘may’ because I don’t know — is, ‘This is crap,’” he mused. “Or, they may say, ‘Wow! I didn’t know Mick could write like that! I didn’t know Mick could play guitar like that!’ … I play rock and roll with a blues edge to it. And my solo album will be that kind of stuff, but also I believe a lot heavier than Motley. And that’s not to say there’s anything wrong with Motley music, because at the time we came up we were heavy. But I want to take the next step.”

Sixx, for now, seems most concerned with giving fans the biggest bang for their buck with the ‘Final Tour,’ a goal he plans to accomplish partly by putting together a set list heavy on the hits. “I mean, if you went to see Aerosmith for the last time and they skipped ‘Dream On’? You’d be f—ing p—ed,” he pointed out. “It will be a celebration, but at the same time I don’t want to live off the Motley Crue legacy. I want to be proud of what we’ve done as a band and then also look forward to new things.”

And as for that legacy, Sixx expressed his wish that the band would eventually be known for the “quality of the songwriting” and the “depth of the lyrics” rather than the tales of debauchery that have been such a large part of their identity. “Even if just for a second, it would be great for people to think about those things and maybe not look at some of the other stuff that’s always talked about with us. Just take a second and pause and go, ‘You know what? Those four f—ing guys — they were the soundtrack to our lives.’”

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