MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx recently reflected on the past year and offered a look ahead to what 2007 may bring in the following update, courtesy of KNAC.COM Boston contributor Deb Rao:
"You know, there were a few reasons that MÖTLEY CRÜE and AEROSMITH wanted to tour together. One reason was we both knew that we had some similar audiences, but we also knew we also had different audiences.
"One of the greatest things was hearing from AEROSMITH's management company that AEROSMITH would like to tour with us. Not only do they respect us, but the fact that we have a way younger audience than them. They would like that audience to see them.
"They are one of the greatest rock and roll bands that there is. Our response to that was phenomenal. You guys have an audience that doesn't come see us as much, because AEROSMITH is ten years older than us. So their die-hard fans are older than any audience we have. So it is so interesting to see teens, twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties, all at one concert. The last time I have seen that was at THE ROLLING STONES, when we opened for THE ROLLING STONES. I will honestly say that was THE ROLLING STONES audience that was there that night, and not the MÖTLEY CRÜE audience. I know we had fans there, but we were playing with the fuckin greatest band in the world.
"Next year we are going to take a break. I know there was talk of wanting to extend it into Europe and making it worldwide. We have been on the road for 15, or 16 months now. It is time to go home. Tommy [Lee, drums] is going to do the [ROCK STAR] SUPERNOVA thing. I am working on the Royal Underground [clothing line]. It is a big priority for me. I am launching my 'Heroin Diaries' book. There is going to be a soundtrack to that book.
"To be honest with you, I just want to sleep in my own bed for a while."