Nikki Sixx Says Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Might Bring “The Stadium Tour” To Other Parts Of The World

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett will finally head out on their U.S. stadium tour next year, but the trek might not stop there. During a recent interview with Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx said that they may bring the tour to other countries as well.

Sixx said the following when asked about the decision to move the tour to 2022:

“We really did wanna go this year. It’s a little scary to go out there and have the tour maybe get canceled half way. And I know a lot of bands are out there and they’re testing the water and it looks really positive; I’m super excited.”

He also added:

“We have 30-some stadiums in America [booked for the tour]. And we’ll see. Maybe we might even drag it to Europe, South America, Japan — we don’t know yet. Right now it’s a little far off. But us and DEF LEPPARD are super close; that’s great. And we’ll just see what version of ‘The Stadium Tour’ might fit for other countries, if we decide to go. Maybe it’ll be the same lineup. I know people are super stoked for the lineup. It’s a good outdoor fun party evening.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Appears In Music Video For Post Malone’s New Song “Motley Crew”

Post Malone has premiered a new video for his new song “Motley Crew.“ The clip, which features NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace along with Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Big Sean, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga and more, can be found below. The track was recorded as part of a companion project for an upcoming documentary.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx Celebrates 20 Years Of Sobriety

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx is officially celebrating 20 years of sobriety today (July 2). He said the following about that:

“Some people will try and kick you in the nuts, steal your money, stab you in the back, guaranteed to let you down, sabotage yer life, not believe in you and gossip that you’ll never make a day without drugs or alcohol. And do you know what you’re gonna do? YOU’RE GONNA STAY SOBER ONE DAY AT A TIME. You are the miracle, the one that breaks the addiction chain, the one who is a living amens. The one who has altered your family history. You will live in gratitude for those that never thought you’d stay sober or make it out alive BECAUSE THEY MADE YOU STRONGER and you know how to forgive assholes. And when you see people who are still suffering / treading water or gasping for air, be sure to throw them a life vest. Because we give back now to those that are still afflicted and hope they too pass it on.#SobrietyRocks #20Years”.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx To Release New Memoir “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx has announced a new memoir called “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx.” The book was edited by Brant Rumble and it will be available on October 19 via Hachette Books.

The following was said about the memoir in a press release:

“Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable, and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. Born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958, young Frankie was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother, a woman who was ahead of her time in some ways and deeply troubled in others. Frankie ended up living with his grandparents, bouncing from farm to farm and state to state. He was an all-American kid—hunting, fishing, chasing girls, and playing football—but underneath it all, there was a burning desire for more, and that more was music. He eventually took a Greyhound bound for Hollywood.

In Los Angeles, Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle—the president of Capitol Records. But there was no short path to the top. He was soon on his own. There were dead-end jobs: dipping circuit boards, clerking at liquor and record stores, selling used light bulbs, and hustling to survive. But at night, Frank honed his craft, joining Sister, a band formed by fellow hard-rock veteran Blackie Lawless, and formed a group of his own: London, the precursor of Mötley Crüe. Turning down an offer to join Randy Rhoads’ band, Frank changed his name to Nikki London, Nikki Nine, and, finally, Nikki Sixx. Like Huck Finn with a stolen guitar, he had a vision: a group that combined punk, glam, and hard rock into the biggest, most theatrical and irresistible package the world had ever seen. With hard work, passion, and some luck, the vision manifested in reality—and this is a profound true story finding identity, of how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. And it’s a road map to the ways you can overcome anything, and achieve all of your goals, if only you put your mind to it.”

Sixx commented:

“You’ve heard the tales of excess and debauchery. All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and roll stardom and my life in one of the world’s biggest bands. This is the story that you haven’t heard. The one that led up to those stories. It’s the intimate, personal story of how an innocent Idaho farm boy with a burning dream and desire—for music, for love, and for fame— became the notorious Nikki Sixx. I believe our first twenty-one years have a lot to do with shaping who we become. These are my first twenty-one, and it’s my hope that they thrill and inspire you to invest in your own, biggest dreams.”

Mary Ann Naples, VP and Publisher of Hachette Books, added:

“Whether you’re a Mötley Crüe and Nikki Sixx fan or not, if you’re looking for a memoir that transports you back to the ‘70s and early ‘80s, and that—for those who lived it—will reacquaint you with the vinyl collection your parents threw out in the ‘90s, then this is your book and the larger themes of getting to know who you are and taking control of your identity certainly resonate now in the still-new 2020s.”

Dream Theater’s James Labrie Covers Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart” With His Son’s Band Falset

Dream Theater’s James Labrie has teamed up with Falset for a cover of Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart.” Notably, that band features Labrie’s son Chance on drums.

James commented:

“To cover Mötley Crüe’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’ with Falset was both a blast and reminiscent of when I was in a band called Shock Candy back in ’86. Shock Candy was a Mötley Crüe cover band and I had one hell of time touring with this band. Needless to say, when asked to be involved and sing this Mötley classic with Falset, I jumped at the opportunity.

The Crüe was always to me that raw, down-to-earth, kick-ass rock band that many acts wish they could imitate and attain, but such heights were enjoyed by very few, and the Crüe did it and played it like no other.

Hope you all enjoy this cover by Falset and myself and do yourself a huge favor and check out Falset’s originals. This band has it all going on — great structure, killer riffs and undeniable hooks. They are an undeniable emerging musical force to be reckoned with.

Crank this tune up to maximum and see you all out on tour sometime soon.”

Chance added:

“I remember as a kid I’d always look up to my dad. I thought being in a band and travelling around the world to play songs was the coolest job ever. I still think that. Flash-forward to now and we are now dropping a song together… it’s absolutely crazy. We all had a lot of fun working on this one. We hope you enjoy this homage to the great Mötley Crüe.”

Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) Loses Voice During First Show Since 2019

On May 29, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil played his first show since the coronavirus pandemic at the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival in Boone, Iowa. However, the frontman ended up cutting the performance short after losing his voice during the set’s 14th song, “Girls, Girls, Girls.”

Neil told the crowd the following:

“Hey, guys… I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My fuckin’ voice is gone… Eh… We love you, and we’ll hopefully see you next time, man. Take care.”

After he left the stage, his solo band finished performing “Girls, Girls, Girls” with pre-recorded backing vocals. This news follows a series of other low quality solo performances from Neil in recent years.

This latest show has once again stirred up doubt about the singer’s ability to perform on Mötley Crüe’s stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, which has since been rescheduled for 2022. The band’s manager Allen Kovac previously addressed those concerns, saying that members of the band were working with trainers and nutritionists to prepare for the trek. However, it seems Neil is still struggling.

[via Blabbermouth]

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) Says His New Book Is “95% Done”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has offered another update on his new book. He said the following on Twitter:

“New book is 95% done. Next it goes to the editor. Then starts the development & look/feel of the book. Got some time before I can share much more but wanted to keep you guys in the loop.”

Watch Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Join Sammy Hagar Onstage For Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”

During Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s May 26 show at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida, the band were joined onstage by Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) Working On New Music

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) has confirmed that he is working on new music. However, it is unclear which project the material will be used for. Sixx said the following:

“Back in Los Angeles to record a few new tracks, drop something new this week and finish my book.”

Mötley Crüe Announce Digital Remaster Of “Girls, Girls, Girls”

Mötley Crüe have announced that they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a series of re-releases and fan activations. The first release is a digital remaster of “Girls, Girls, Girls,” which will be available on June 11. Pre-orders can be found HERE.