Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Talks 'Farewell Tour,' Band's FInal Show in Interview
After a long, wild run, Motley Crue has reached the end. The rockers will play the final show of their 34-year career tonight at the Staples Center in the band's hometown of Los Angeles.
The show is also the final stop on the Farewell Tour, which comprised 164 dates around the world and reportedly has taken in $100 million since its start in July 2014.
In an interview with Billboard, bass Nicki Sixx talks about the Crue's final tour and the final show, as well as the wild ride of the past three decades.
"I've never been about the money, other than if I can make enough money to have creative freedom," Sixx told Billboard. "I was smart early on and invested my money wisely and had good advisers and made some right decisions. I have a lot of money put away for a rainy day, so money's not really something I think about walking away from all this."
He also talked to the magazine about his wild past. "I was in turmoil for so long, to be honest with you, that I just thought that was life," Sixx said. "I was war-mongering, I was angry, I was like, 'F*ck you.' As the years have kind of chipped away at that, I realized that I was very well served by that, but it was not necessarily the best life to be lived."
In a segment on his own radio show, Sixx Sense, the veteran rocker also spoke about the recent death of Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland. Sixx suffered from addiction for years and said his children were the reason that he got sober. While he said he and Weiland were only acquaintances, Sixx said the issues Weiland struggled with were familar to him.
Motley Crue released single "All Bad Things" in January 2015. In their 34-year career, the band has sold 80 million albums globally, according to Billboard.