Thursday, May 22, 2008

Motley Crue

I'm at work, and I just read an interview with Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue that I had to share.

Mötley Crüe are headlining the first-ever CrüeFest, a multi-act tour featuring Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Trapt and Nikki Sixx's side project Sixx: A.M. The bassist promises an elaborate show that will rival the Crüe's 2005 carnival-theme spectacular. The exact setup remains a secret, though he promises pyro. "Most artists say, 'Can you keep that fire away from me?'" Sixx says. "We want to be in the fire!"

Too soon.

How will you balance out the set between new and old songs?
As the headliners, we just have 90 minutes, so we can barely fit our hits. There are some hits that we'll have to not play — and we'll sneak in four or five new songs.

I didn't realize that "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "Kickstart My Heart" were each fifty minutes long.

How is the tour going to be different from Ozzfest?
I love Ozzfest, but it's a sausage-fest — real heavy on the dudes. For Mötley, it's always been 50-50. The guys come, and they dig the rock & roll, and they've got all the stuff they love — titties and beer.

Yeah, all right.

Will the Titty Cam be back?
We may have worn it out, though it always seems like a good idea once you get out there. It makes everybody happy; it should be called the Happy Cam!

Even Gloria Steinem approves! [citation needed]

I imagine the backstage of a Crüe concert is an insane orgy. Is that true?
Let's just say that you're not far off.

How uncharacteristically coy, Nikki.

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