MOTLEY CRUE’S NIKKI SIXX AND TOMMY LEE DISCUSS THEIR DOCUMENTARY “THE END” AND WHAT FUTURE HOLDS FOR THE BANDMEMBERS
Gary Graff of Billboard reports:
It’s been five months since Mötley Crüe said farewell — to the stage, at least. But the now on-ice group’s members are happy that its final show, a New Year’s Eve blowout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, is hitting the big screen.
“It’s beautifully done,” bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard about The End, which screens for one night only nationwide on June 14th in front of a presumed home video release.
“I’ve seen it mixed and color corrected and, wow, that was a trip to sit in my couch and watch the band I’ve put 35 years into play its last show,” says drummer Tommy Lee.
…The Mötley men have continued to go their own ways since their final bows. Sixx is on the road with his band Sixx:A.M., while Neil is touring as a solo act. Mars, meanwhile, is working on a new album with John Corabi, who replaced Neil from 1992-97. And Lee is just starting to work on his own music again. “My plan was to take a year off, and that’s not working out so well,” he says with a laugh. “Since last month I’ve been down to my studio writing and recording and being that guy. So, the plan lasted four months. I didn’t quite get to a year.”
The group members aren’t done with each other, however. “There’s a long list of things that are important for us to keep our legacy alive,” Sixx says. Chief among those is the long-awaited film adaptation of the 2001 band memoir The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which has gone through several scripts and production deals. There’s no timeline on it yet, but Sixx and Lee are confident it will eventually see the light of day. “The movie is definitely going to be made here, shortly,” Lee says, while Sixx adds that, “I’ve heard different rumblings of stuff — somewhere like fall, maybe. The music business is complicated. The film business is slow and complicated.” What the Crue gets into beyond that project, however is anybody’s guess.
“There won’t be any new music or anything like that,” Lee says.
Read more at Billboard.
Go to FathomEvents.com for theaters and ticket information for The End.