As Motley Crue get closer to the end of their Final Tour, drummer Tommy Lee can't help but ponder a career-closing honor like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Still, like his bandmate Nikki Sixx, who hinted that they might actually decline induction, he remains conflicted about the whole thing.

"I do give a s--- about it, because it's a time-stamp," Lee recently told Rolling Stone. "It's the acknowledgement of your peers and fans and the music industry. But then again, there's a part of me that goes, 'If we don't, that's f---ing cool, too!' In my heart, I know that we came, we saw, we kicked its f---ing ass; I don't need a pat on the back, or an induction, or another platinum album or two. Maybe I'm just not good with compliments."

Motley Crue will perform farewell dates in New Zealand and Australia in May, then return to North American in July. Their recently extended tour wraps up on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.

"We've been very fortunate," Sixx added. "We've made lots of money. We've been able to keep investing in our live shows and taking time to make great albums. Now, we'll be able to move on — and hopefully you're going to be able to hear great stuff from all of the band members."

The concerts follow the signing of a document that stipulates that Motley Crue will never play together again. Sixx said he hopes something like their legally binding Cessation of Touring Agreement, which was executed in January 2014, will catch on. Ultimately, he adds, that might put a stop to the industry trend of retired bands deciding to unretire.

"I really hope that when somebody else announces their final tour — their last goodbye — that they're willing to sign a contract like us, and make it known that it's real," Sixx said. "Because the whole 'reunion of the reunion of the reunion' thing, that's about money and not about music."

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