Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, MÖTLEY CRÜE will not be embarking on a reunion tour before 2005 at the earliest, according to the group's bassist Nikki Sixx.
Writing to MÖTLEY CRÜE's official message board in response to the reports that several reunion dates (including a possible appearance at Sweden Rock festival) may take place next summer, Sixx said, "2005=movie and tour. Maybe warm-up dates in 04. But in the land of MÖTLEY, I doubt it. Nothing ever runs on time."
MÖTLEY CRÜE signed a deal earlier this year with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to make a movie version of their best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". Filming of the CRÜE story — which includes drugs, death, near death, and girls, girls, girls — is expected to begin in early 2004.