An audio snippet of the studio recording of MÖTLEY CRÜE's new song, "All Bad Things Must End" can be heard in the "sizzle reel" for the band's "The Final Tour" below.
"All Bad Things Must End" was recently recorded with producer James Michael, who sings for MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's SIXX: A.M. project, but has yet to be released to radio or made available to the public. MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com about the song: "It's pretty heavy, but it's really melodic. It's definitely about this time right now with the band and what the feeling is and kind of all that wrapped into a song. I hate to say it's like a goodbye, but it definitely references our time here."
MÖTLEY CRÜE's first new music since 2012's "Sex" single, "All Bad Things Must End" features the catchy, sing-along chorus "All bad things must end / All bad things must die / Even the Devil's gotta pay for his crimes / Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah," along with the lyrics: "It's been a hell of a ride / it's been a hell of a night / It's been a damn good life / This ain't farewell, it's goodbye / It's been a hell of a ride."
Sixx in January said that that it's unlikely that the band will release another full-length album of new material and will instead make select tracks available via special projects in order to maximize their impact. He told the Rapid City, South Dakota radio station 95.1 KSKY: "It's hard, to be honest with you, to spend six [or] nine months to write eleven songs — all those lyrics… everything… the vocals, the guitars, the bass, the sonics, the mixing, the mastering, the artwork… You put it out and nothing [happens], because now people cherry-pick songs. So we go, 'Why don't we write songs and find vehicles to get one, two or four songs to ten million people rather than eleven songs to a hundred thousand people. That's how we're thinking. I don't know if it's right or wrong, but that's how we're thinking."
Sixx also revealed another reason for why fans may never see a new full-length MÖTLEY CRÜE album ever again. "We've written some songs, "he said, "[but] if you're this kind of band at this stage of your career, you can't be played on Active Rock; if you've been around for more than fifteen years, you're classic rock, but classic rock radio doesn't play new music. You just think, 'Fuck man, this sucks.'"
The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band would launch its "Final Tour" this year, with the group planning to play more than 70 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
The special guest on the entire North American tour is ALICE COOPER, marking the first time that the legendary shock rocker and the CRÜE have joined forces live.