MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and vocalist Vince Neil talked to the Toronto Sun about their "final" tour and the long-awaited film adaptation of the band's biography "The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band".
Speaking about MÖTLEY CRÜE's new song "All Bad Things Must End" which the group has been performing on the current tour but has yet to officially release to radio, Sixx said: "It's pretty much us saying even the devil's got to pay for his crime at some time, all bad things must die. We're willing to be put up on the cross and be crucified here and say goodbye. And it's kind of in a dark, snarky, MÖTLEY CRÜE kind of way of looking at our self."
Regarding MÖTLEY CRÜE's upcoming last show, which will take place in the band's hometown, Sixx said: "I had been talking to the guys and I said, 'We have to take our final bow in the city that we started it in.' Just the four of us, that didn't even have a way to get around town, walking up and down Sunset Boulevard, putting up flyers and people not getting who we were; it slowly built into this local scene and national and international scene and it's been over 30 years. It's the same four guys. And we talk about taking that final bow in Los Angeles, California, and you start to go, 'Whoa. Wow.' Like after you get offstage, that's it."
The film adaptation of "The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band" is being helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine and is produced by LBI Entertainment's Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn, along with 10th Street Entertainment and Erik Olsen. Amanda Adelson is co-producing. Tom Kapinos ("Californication") took care of the script.
"It's pretty exciting," Neil told the Toronto Sun. "It's a really great script."
Added Sixx: "We wanted this movie to be more in line with 'Goodfellas' and 'Boogie Nights' and even 'Trainspotting', meaning that it's got edge, it's got bite, it's not a VH1 glossy, 'Rock Of Ages', period piece thing. It's a real story of a real band and it's got some darkness to it, but it's a beautiful story. And, for us, as far as casting, the worst thing we could do is cast a bunch of known actors. Maybe for a little role here and there, but the four characters of MÖTLEY CRÜE they need to be some unknown guys that are willing to just get in there and go for it. I don't want to look at a famous actor playing Vince Neil. I'm not going to believe it."
Discussing their plans for after MÖTLEY CRÜE plays its last show, Neil said: "I'll continue making music and going out on tour, so I don't see not touring as part of my life. I love to be out on the road and I love to be in front of people, so I'll continue on."
Sixx, on the other hand, is contemplating recording a solo album and is continuing work on the Broadway version of his 2007 autobiography, "The Heroin Diaries".
"A friend of mine, Harry Nilsson, a great songwriter, used to live about two blocks from me and he'd retired and I would drive past his house and he'd be getting the mail in his robe," he said. "And I'd go, 'What's happening?' And he'd go, 'I'm retired.' I'm not ready for that. Like Vince, there's a lot of creative juice left."