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Nikki Sixx Talks Life After Motley Crue’s Final Tour: ‘I’ve Got My Fingers in Many Pies’

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Between Mötley Crüe‘s Final Tour and Sixx:A.M.‘s spring headlining dates, Nikki Sixx is working at top speed these days — and it sounds like he intends to maintain that pace after the Crüe play their last gig.

As Sixx put it during a recent interview with For Bass Players Only, he’ll wake up the morning after the end of the tour and get right to work. “I’m gonna look at my band members and say, ‘Wow, dudes, everything we said the first day we got together, the very first band rehearsal, we did it.’ And then I’m right back at it. I’ve got my fingers in many pies and I’m very excited about creating stuff and watching it blossom and bloom and harvest it and get on with the next thing. I think it’s a very exciting thing to look forward to as well.”

As for Mötley Crüe, Sixx reminded readers that there are still more projects in the pipeline, starting with a film adapted from the band memoir The Dirt. “We want to keep extending our brand into different places, into movies and soundtracks,” he pointed out. “Our music will live on through licensing, and our brand lives on through merchandise, and new generations will get to wear our clothing and our T-shirts and stuff that’s associated with us. … That’s so cool. And besides, whatever we do as Mötley Crüe, what about what each guy’s gonna do, individually? That’s really exciting.”

Adding that the Final Tour has been “phenomenal” and the crowds have been “amazing,” Sixx laughed off yet a question about whether the band would reconsider its decision to retire from the road. “I have less years in front of me than I have behind me, and it’s the same for all my band members,” he noted. “There’s a track record of what we’ve done together, and I think we each individually want to go out and do some other stuff. If it was just about money it would be different. But it’s not about money. It’s about credibility.”

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