Nikki Sixx says he would love to record new music with Mötley Crüe: “I would love to get really simple and really raw and really dirty”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 22.10.2021

In 2019, US hard rock legends Mötley Crüe blew up their previously announced retirement and announced that they will return to the stage. However, the coronation pandemic put the wheels in motion and the tour, scheduled for 2020, had to be postponed until 2022.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM radio station, the band’s bassist Nikki Sixx says that in addition to touring, she would also like to record new music with her bandmates.

“I would love to make some music with the guys again. I would love to get really simple and really raw and really dirty. And that’s something I’m inspired by now, whether — it might be a new band or stuff I’m listening to and the simplicity of Black Dog’, and you listen to that, and you’re, like, ‘Man…’, he says and continues:

“Some of the stuff that’s out right now is so good but it’s also so overproduced. I don’t feel that when I listen to any genre music or just in the rock world, Black Sabbath had the same kick-drum sound as Led Zeppelin, the same kick-drum sound as Aerosmith, the same guitar sound — they all had the same guitar sound. It bothers me that so much stuff sounds the same, yet it’s also really good — really good hooks, really aggressive, really exciting.”

“And so when I hear some younger bands — like, people will throw on Greta Van Fleet, for example. What everybody liked about that is it was just simple and raw and passionate, that first EP. And the same with The Struts and stuff like that. There was some innocence to it. And I think that there’s so much technology out there that we can fall prey to making it perfect. And I would love to make maybe some imperfect music.”

Mötley Crüe’s previous album “Saints Of Los Angeles” was released in 2008.