NIKKI SIXX On MÖTLEY CRÜE Playing Final Show At Whisky: 'It Sounds Romantic' But Is 'Not A Very Good Idea'April 20, 2015
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Australia's Rolling Stone magazine about the band's "The Final Tour", which kicked off last year and will end New Year's Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one more round of North American gigs.
Asked if the CRÜE is still planning to play a set at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California after the band's Staples Center show on December 31, Nikki responded: "I don't know. By the time we get off stage and hang out, it will be about 2 o'clock in the morning. Do you want to drive into Hollywood, get there about 4, play at 5 a.m.?"
He continued: "I think I like the send-off at the Staples, where we blow the place up, rather than kind of hobbling through a set at the Whisky at 5 o'clock in the morning!
"It sounds all romantic, until you really put the pieces of the puzzle together and you go, 'Yeah, it's actually not a very good idea.'"
The idea of MÖTLEY CRÜE playing its final show at the Whisky A Go Go was first raised last year by singer Vince Neil, who told the Las Vegas Weekly: "Rumor has it, the last few shows are going to be Vegas and L.A., because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles where we started.
"After New Year's, we'll do three nights at one of the arenas in L.A.," Neil added. "And then do a special show at the Whisky A Go Go on our 35th anniversary."
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee told Rolling Stone last year: "We want to finish where we started. There's talk about the Staples Centre and the Forum, though it might end with a 1 a.m. show at the Whisky. Fuck, we all used to live around the corner from that club."
Sixx added. "After we take the final bow, I'm gonna drive home alone with the radio off.
"I'll go past the Roxy, the Rainbow and the Troubadour. I'll open the door to my house and be like, 'Where did all the fucking years go?' Then I'll close the door and wait for the next chapter."
While announcing the first details of "The Final Tour" at a Los Angeles press conference in January 2014, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
"The only loophole is if all four members agreed to break the contract," Sixx said before adding. "There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again. We'd have so much egg on our face."
After the completion of the farewell tour, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars is expected to put the finishing touches on his long-in-the-works debut album as well as a memoir. Sixx will focus much of his efforts on his other band, SIXX: A.M., while Neil will continue his solo career. Lee's plans have not yet been revealed, but he did tell Newsday: "I am writing and putting things aside. It's a different direction from my last solo work because I'm changing around all the components. It won't be something you've heard or seen before. Believe me, I'm not done after this."
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