Nikki Sixx says that there are no plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to perform live ever again.
In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed "The Final Tour", closing the book on the band's iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million.
To cement the sense of finality, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2014 publicly signed a "cessation of touring" contract that prevents any of them from performing under the CRÜE name in the future.
After the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE reunited last year to record four new songs for the film adaptation of their 2001 autobiography "The Dirt", some fans assumed that the group would be open to the idea of playing together again at a special event to promote the movie. But Nikki says that is not the case.
"Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in AEROSMITH and METALLICA, and I'm, like, 'God damn it, did we retire too soon?'" the bassist told Rolling Stone in a new interview. "But there will be no one-offs in our future. Maybe we'll just get together and jam in [guitarist] Mick Mars's front room."
After MÖTLEY CRÜE played its last-ever concert on New Year's Eve 2015, Nikki reportedly unfollowed drummer Tommy Lee on Twitter and they didn't see each other for a couple of years.
"Everything's cool now," Lee told Rolling Stone. "That tour was almost two years straight, and by the end of it, I don't think anybody wanted to fucking see anybody maybe ever again. It was like a marriage that just got fucking tired. I was the only one there having a big after party with everybody on New Year's Eve. I was just like, 'You know what? Fuck you guys.' After about a year, everybody started to either miss each other or just wonder what happened, and we were in a much different place, so we regrouped and rekindled friendship and the whole thing you do with people you love."
"Me and Tommy hadn't really talked or seen each other since the final show, and we went to New Orleans to visit the movie set," Sixx said. "We'd just needed a breather from each other from over 30 year of being in each other's faces. It was so nice when me and Tommy started hanging out again."
"I looked at him and said, 'Do you realize that I've known you longer than I've known anyone in my life?'" Lee recalled. "Wives and both of my parents are gone. I said, 'It's really cool that we're able to realize and appreciate how long we've known each other and remain the best of friends from here on out, because it's something extraordinary and truly special that we've done together and shared.' There's no room for stupid animosity or things that wear on you after touring together for so long. So everybody's in good spirits now, which is fucking awesome. It wasn't like that a couple years ago; it was just actually ugly."
A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE's final shows, "The End", came out in 2016.
Due on March 22, "The Dirt" movie, which was helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.