Tommy Lee states no new music coming from Mötley Crüe
In an interview with Billboard, Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee talked about their soon to be released documentary The End as well as what lies ahead for the group.
In terms of why there will be no new music coming from Mötley Crüe, Billboard reported the following about Lee‘s views in that regard:
“There won’t be any new music or anything like that,” Lee says. “It’s clear that at some point the band just stopped making new music, and what are you supposed to do? Keep going around the country playing the same old songs? No way. In a world that was changing rapidly in all senses, musically and business and style and everything, people need to be really open and not really follow but forge ahead and make something new. That’s a big challenge and you have to have a lot of open minds for that stuff. I can remember experimenting on a couple of our last Crue album efforts and getting resistance from other band members, saying things like, ‘Well, our fans, if it’s a Harley-Davidson they know they’re going to get a Harley-Davidson, and you can’t give them a beefed-up weird version of that. And I just don’t believe in that. So there was nowhere to go, really, except to stop.”
With respect to The End documentary, Billboard reported the following:
It’s been five months since Mötley Crüe said farewell — to the stage, at least. But the now on-ice group’s members are happy that its final show, a New Year’s Eve blowout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, is hitting the big screen.
“It’s beautifully done,” bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard about The End, which screens for one night only nationwide on June 14 in front of a presumed home video release. “I’ve seen it mixed and color corrected and, wow, that was a trip to sit in my couch and watch the band I’ve put 35 years into play its last show.” But drummer Tommy Lee says the movie — which includes new interviews and behind-the-scenes footage — did not kindle any feelings of regret or reconsideration.
“No way, man,” he says with a laugh. “But it was actually really cool to watch something so fuckin’ rad end — for real, y’know?”
You can read the rest of the article / interview at Billboard.
Check out the highlights from the upcoming film release of Mötley Crüe’s final show ever at Staples Center on December 31st, 2015. The film, directed by Christian Lamb, will include the full concert + exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage (directed by Jeff Tremaine)…