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Yes, Motley Crue just signed a legal document that states that they no longer will be able to tour after they complete a worldwide run of shows through 2015. However, the ‘Final Tour’ may not be end of the band as a whole. Speaking to ‘Shmonty and Conklin in the Morning’ radio show on KDKB in Phoenix, singer Vince Neil stated that there’s been a lot of speculation about what it would take for them to reunite and he also discussed their future beyond the tour.
Neil explains that just because the band will no longer tour doesn’t mean they’ll reach the end as a creative entity. He says, “Here’s the thing. Motley Crue’s not breaking up. We’re still gonna be making music. We’re still [gonna be selling] merchandise and stuff like Motley Crue things.” He added that doing a full album may not be likely, but it’s not out of the question that the band might release the occasional song. He explains, “We’ll probably just make music — do songs for certain things. Motley Crue will still be around, we’re just not gonna tour anymore. That’s really kind of it.”
As to whether the band would play a one-off show following the ‘Final Tour,’ Neil says, “Somebody just brought up … ‘Okay, how about this? If a Saudi prince had a birthday party for his daughter and gave you $10 million each, would you do it?’ [And we wouldn’t.] It’s like everybody’s looking for the loophole, for the gray area. We’re done.” He did add though, “Another thing they said, ‘If you’re inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, would you get back together?’ Probably so, but that would probably be it. I mean, there’s no more touring.”
Editors Note: It was actually Loudwire that asked the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame question. Check out his original answer in our exclusive Q&A with the singer and bassist Nikki Sixx by clicking the button below.
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The Cessation of Touring Agreement, signed in front of hundreds of witnessed from the press last night, ensures the band can’t come back after the end of 2015.
And they’ve confirmed the movie version of their celebrated book The Dirt will appear after they’ve played their last show.
Crue have been plotting their own demise for some time, with bassist Nikki Sixx insisting they’d “blow their own brains out” when the time came to quit.
Drummer Tommy Lee says: “Everything must come to an end. We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang, and not playing county fairs, or clubs with one or two original band members. Our job here is done.”
But Sixx warns: “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope. Letting on to what we’re doing would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. In an age of too much information we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest.”
The band, who were formed in 1981, will set off on their Final Tour on July 2, with more than 72 shows in the US. That will be followed by gigs across the rest of the world next year.
Alice Cooper will open the shows, with Crue admitting: “Alice invented the genre and Crue put steroids in it.” Cooper adds: “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days. Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude: blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it.”
The Dirt movie will be released next year, directed by Jackass mastermind Jeff Tremaine, who said last year: “The Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2002. I put everything I had into chasing it, and convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”
Meanwhile, it’s been announced that country music artists are working on a Crue tribute album. It will feature Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and many others; and executive Scott Borchetta says: “Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.”