News Segment


December 22, 2005

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has told Doug Podell of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM that the band will commence the songwriting/demoing process for their new studio album on May 1, 2006. Joining the group for the new album sessions will be producer Bob Rock, who previously worked with Motley Crue on their “Dr. Feelgood” and self-titled albums, as well as the three new tracks that appeared on CRUE’s two-CD “greatest hits” collection, “Red, White & Crue”, which came out in early February.

“We are definitely gonna make a new record,” Sixx told WRIF earlier this month. “We go back out on tour in February. We tour into the first week of April. May 1st we start writing and rehearsals for the new music, probably demoing stuff up. We’re doing the new album with Bob Rock. And then when it’s ready, we’re gona cut it. Our intention is to make the greatest record we’ve ever made. With that being said, we also believe that if we overthink it, it will lose its rawness, so we wanna get in there and just terrorize the music and then just get it on tape. That’s the idea, but that’s more of in a perfect world. In a MOTLEY world, we will probably get closer to getting the album done and then go, ‘You know what? We’re missing one or two songs,’ or something, which we do a lot. We did that… ‘Kickstart My Heart’ was the last song written for the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ album.

“We are very excited about making a new record. I think new music is so important. We have a great catalog of music – people love to hear all the hits, and we’ve been playing obscure songs as well – but new music is really the lifeblood of any rock ‘n’ roll band. And you have to do it, you have to forge forward. Especially for bands like us and AEROSMITH and AC/DC that have been around for so long. We have to keep making new music or we become nostalgic. Which is, I think, what we all felt about KISS. We go, ‘God, we love KISS, we love the show, but it’s only trading on the past and not moving into the future.’ So that’s where we’re at.”

Listen to the 13-minute audio interview with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, conducted earlier this month by Doug Podell of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM, at this location (Windows Media).

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