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The legendary rock group were performing at Spectra Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada which also happened to be Mars’ 62nd birthday. They were right in the middle of performing ‘Primal Scream’ when an audience member jumped on stage and ran into Mars, sending him sprawling and making a grab for singer Vince Neil before security jumped in and hauled him away.
Mars suffers from a painful medical condition called ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which slowly fuses the bones together. He was diagnosed when he was 19, and the disease has gradually robbed him of much of his mobility, making an incident like the one Saturday night more critical for him.
His band mates certainly didn’t take kindly to the incident. As the offending audience member was dragged away, one of the musicians — either drummer Tommy Lee or bassist Nikki Sixx from the sound of it — yelled into the mic, “What the f— is wrong with you, you f—ing idiot?”
Neil added, “We might be back,” as the band left the stage to get Mars checked out and make sure he was okay. They returned to the stage later to finish up their set without further incident.
In a brand new interview with MSN, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx was asked about his recent statement that the band’s next studio album will likely be the last one and then they will do a farewell tour and call it quits.
“MÖTLEY CRÜE has been the core of our life,” Sixx explained. “It’s been the reason we have anything at all. The four of us made MÖTLEY CRÜE, and the four of us want to leave it in a way that we feel proud, and not be one of these bands, where we’re sitting around going, ‘Why are those guys doing that? There’s two versions of that band? Why are they doing it? The lead singer is dead. Why are they touring?’ We don’t ever want to be like that. Through the years we talked about when we’re absentee, let’s call it. Leave it where everyone’s like, ‘That was an awesome experience.’ We can always forever feel proud about that. We’re not there yet. We’re going up to Canada. We’re doing shows. We’re writing music. We’re getting everything in line for the movie [adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE's New York Times bestselling collaborative autobiography 'The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band']. We’re cool. Don’t freak out yet.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.
Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.
While many may have figured that 2013 would be when we’d see new Mötley Crüe music, it turns out that Nikki Sixx also has plans for his other band as well. According to a new posting on the Sixx: A.M. Facebook page offered by Sixx himself, the group is looking to release a new album next year.
Mötley Crüe was Sixx’s primary priority for most of 2012, with the band playing a major summer tour with Kiss and releasing the new song ‘Sex’. Earlier this month, Sixx was quoted as saying that Mötley Crüe were working on their “best album yet”.
In his posting, Sixx writes of Sixx: A.M.‘s plans:
”Happy holidays from Me,James and DJ………..Next year comes a new Sixx AM album and hopefully some live shows….Here’s to 2013……
Any resolutions you guys would like to air?”
Mötely Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has been revealing a mess of good news during the last few days. Along with the bassist giving fans an update on the progress of Mötley Crüe’s new material, Sixx has just announced that he popped the question to his model girlfriend Courtney Bingham, officially snatching her up as the future Mrs. Sixx.
This will be the bassist’s third marriage, having previously tied the knot with Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt and Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico. Sixx posted the news of his most recent engagement on his Facebook page:
„When Courtney and I were in St Bart’s I popped the question and she said YES….We would like to thank everybody who has been tweeting and posting online us congratulations….Both of us and our families are beyond happy…..“
Congrats to Nikki Sixx and Courtney Bingham!
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx found success with his memoir ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star’ in 2007, and now the bassist has revealed that he’ll be turning the book into a Broadway play.
Sixx confirmed his plans for a ‘Heroin Diaries’ play via Twitter: “I’ve been getting asked this a lot lately…The answer is: Yes, “The Heroin Diaries” book is being turned into a Broadway play.”
Sixx adds on his Facebook page, “More news to follow in the next few months….Were getting pretty far down the road…We hope for a late 2013 or early 2014 for it to open…”
The 413-page collection of diary entries were written between Christmas of 1986 and Christmas of 1987, detailing the the recording of the band’s classic ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ album, Sixx’s heroin overdose that momentarily left him clinically dead and much more.
This is not the first time Sixx has taken ‘Heroin Diaries’ to another medium. His band Sixx: A.M.‘s first album, ‘The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack,’ serves as a companion to the book.
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard that while it’s been fun to have the ‘Sex‘ single out there for fans and to spend time with Kiss on tour, that doesn’t necessarily mean a full album will immediately follow:
“It takes time to put together music. Right now we’re just writing music. There’s tons of material always there — there’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us, it’s how many songs have we written and how many do we love and what do we want to do with them? It’s about finding the time to go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it does.”
While the band is booked through Oct. 1 with Kiss, Sixx says there’s nothing immediately following it, and he doesn’t foresee a second Las Vegas residency coming either.
He adds, “It feels good to be the first band to go in and do it, and it also feels good that we won on such a large level. When we first started talking about it, a lot of people were like, ‘This is a career killer. This is going to tarnish your image forever,’ and we were like, ‘Why? That doesn’t make any sense.’ It worked, and if anything it put the focus on the fact that we’re not just any band.”
The bassist adds that whether the band would consider doing it again, he doesn’t really know. But, he adds, “There’s no plan to do it again right now.”
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has received some serious backlash from the recent remarks he recently made onstage in Singapore suggesting that the Obama administration “staged” recent tragedies like the one in Aurora, Colo. and the massacre at the Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wis., in order to promote stricter gun laws.
One of the victims who was in the Colorado theater waiting to see the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ movie when the gun spree erupted has gone on record calling the conspiracy theory “absurd” and now Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is weighing in as well.
Sixx took to his personal Facebook page posting a link from the L.A. Times reporting what Mustaine said about President Obama. He also commented pretty candidly, saying, “Dave Mustaine is fucking asshole. I can’t even imagine how deep this cuts the victims’ families of these shootings.” He continued, adding, “He owes every family an apology as well as our great country.”
In addition to that, he added a message directed personally to Mustaine, saying, “Hey Dave if you think America is turning into ‘Nazi America’ as you are quoted saying. Then move the fuck out.”
Sixx may be brutally outspoken but he’s also willing to put his money where his mouth is. It was recently reported that Mötley Crüe and Kiss joined forces to donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund when ‘The Tour’ stopped in Englewood, Colo. last week (Aug. 9).
Nikki Sixx was in a chatty mood Friday, so the Mötley Crüe bassist ventured online to take part in a chat with Best Buy’s Unboxed chat series. The bassist fielded questions from fans, but one prominent topic was the subject of new Mötley Crüe music.
Sixx explained, “We’re writing … and when the songs are ready, we’ll record them and how we will release them, we don’t know, because everything is changing and we kinda like it.”
When asked by a fan if they might consider something other than the album strategy, Sixx added, “How we release music in the future, whether it’s song by song, EP by EP, album by album, or soundtracks to movies, we don’t know … we’re open and excited about our future and in no rush to release music. I hope you enjoy ‘Sex’. It’s just the beginning.” The ‘Sex‘ single arrives July 17, just in time for their tour with Kiss this summer.
On the topic of how he and his bandmates approach the look, flow, and aesthetic of the live Mötley experience, Nikki said, “As a whole, Mötley Crüe is always involved in all the visualization of our live productions, but it seems that a lot of the core ideas do flow from me and Tommy [Lee, drums]. All band members have a speciality that they do within the bands, and I think one of the things that me and Tommy are best at is thinking outside the box.”
Regarding whether SIXX: A.M. has any plans to embark on a tour, Sixx said, “All the members of SIXX: A.M. are committed and want to tour but, between Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses [which features SIXX: A.M.guitarist DJ Ashba] and James’ [Michael, vocals] production work, it’s extremely difficult to find a time that we would all be available. But, I want to let fans know that it is a priority and we want it to happen in the biggest of ways.”
The bassist also chimed in on the Lamb of God situation with singer Randy Blythe being jailed in the Czech Republic. He explained, “Yes, I have been following what’s going on in the news with Randy and I think it’s completely ridiculous. I don’t know him, but I wish the best for him.”
After getting fans excited a few weeks back with a teaser clip for ‘Are You With Me Now,’ Sixx: A.M. have now made good on releasing the full video.
The black-and-white performance clip has been tied to the City of Hope charitable organization, which raises money for the research, treatment and education for the fights against cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Initially fans were shown a snippet of the video with the promise to unlock the full clip for those who donated to the charity’s City Of Hope Radiothon fundraiser.
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Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently posted a link to a 1981 Mötley Crüe classic audio bootleg on his own Facebook page sharing it with his fans.
The audio was recorded at a Crüe show over three decades ago on October 2, 1981 at the Country Club in Resada, Calif. If you want to step back in time with the band, this bootleg provides the perfect vehicle.
Take Me to the Top
Come on and Dance
Piece of Your Action
Merry go Round
Too Fast for Love
Toast of the Town
Stick to your Guns