Nikki Sixx states it’s felt like the good old days between the Mötley Crüe members since ‘The Dirt’ movie
It’s no secret that the Mötley Crüe band members weren’t the best of friends and not always on the same page during their farewell tour dubbed All Bad Things Must Come To An End, which ran from July 2, 2014 to December 31, 2015.
Drummer Tommy Lee didn’t participate in any organized Meet and Greets sessions with fans while singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars indulged fans who presumably paid thousands of dollars for the “opportunity.”
The Mötley Crüe band members were publicly not that supportive towards each other as Sleaze Roxx reported the following in its review of the band’s opening night of its tour at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on July 2, 2014:
“Eventually Mötley Crüe were back and tried to recapture their momentum with some good versions of “Same Ol’ Situation” and “Looks That Kill”, along with a meek version of the oldie “On With The Show”. The unthinkable then happened when Mars completely screwed up the intro to “Too Fast For Love”. Perhaps his bandmates were frustrated with him because Lee, or was it bassist Nikki Sixx, threw him under the bus by declaring to the crowd something along the lines of, “Mick does not remember how to play the song — the song is only 35 years old”. Ouch — that hurts. It was somewhat obvious when listening that Mars was off, but now it was public knowledge.”
In a recent interview with Billboard (as reported by Blabbermouth), Sixx advised: “I didn’t have any physical challenges. I think I was just detached in a lot of ways. I wasn’t detached onstage, but it just didn’t feel like a camaraderie backstage. We would do our meet-and-greets and we all would be cordial, but it just didn’t feel the same. Since the [release of ‘The Dirt’] movie, it has felt like it used to in the old days.”
Sixx went on to say that he doesn’t “know what the future holds musically, but it’s the best feeling to at least know that we’re brothers and friends through all this. Rock ‘n’ roll tears your fucking heart out sometimes. It’s hard.”