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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx says the rockers are making plans to split up


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Motley Crue at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

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In a candid interview backstage in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday night, bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue said the band he co-founded is making plans to split up, and the four rockers, now on tour Down Under led by our hometown frontman Vince Neil, will go their separate ways after three decades of music.

Nikki told Bryget Chrisfield of that they want to finish the movie adaption of their bestselling autobiography “Dirt Confessions” and release its soundtrack, produce one more album and then embark on a farewell tour.

“The split then would see the band done for good. We have no interest in resurrecting its corpse down the track,” Nikki said. Motley Crue’s fearless foursome also includes drummer Tommy Lee and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

“When you do a farewell tour, it’s important that people understand when you put a bullet in the back of the horse’s head, it goes down. It’s not a plastic bullet. It’s a shotgun blast with brains blown out, and it’s never coming back.

“So when we take our final bow, it’s it. It could be a beautiful ending.”

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