Mick Mars: 'I Don't Think There'll Be a New Motley Crue Album'

Crue farewell plans won't include new record.

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Speaking to Artisan News (via Blabbermouth) about the state of affairs in Motley Crue, Mick Mars has revealed that the band is unlikely to record a new album. The guitarist notes that the band's focus will be on their upcoming tour:

"I don't really think that at this point there will be a new album. We're very much concentrating on this last, final tour."

However, he notes that the band may release some archival material to coincide with their farewell shows:

"I don't know ... Maybe I'm retarded or something, but I like to put a lot of effort into this last, farewell tour. And who knows?! Maybe ... I mean, we have our own masters and we have all this other stuff ... But we can go back in and remix songs and redo songs and redo this, that and the other, and come out with different versions of different things, so that's not an entirely impossible thing that could happen. But so far, we're just mostly concentrating on what the show is gonna be about, where we're going, lining up the dates ... doing that kind of a thing."

Speaking last month, bassist Nikki Sixx noted that, while the band won't be doing a full album, they may release one or two new songs:

"We have music written, [but] it's not put together yet. 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."

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    Honestly, I'm glad to hear. Their last single was terrible and they, to me, have nearly burnt out the legacy they upheld.
    Yep. That Sex song was boring, actually quite embarassing.
    Ya I liked their sound in the 80s but their new material is like they are trying to be modern and it just really sounds boring and generic.
    Saints of Los Angeles wasn't too bad. Some of it had the feel of their 80s material.
    Exactly. So generic. Pretty much all of the lyrics on the Saints of Los Angeles album were about their drug use and sex in the 80s. Just goes to show they don't really have anything more to say and they can only rely on nostalgia and their past reputation. It also shows that they have little to no passion left about making music. Especially since Nikki Sixx almost entirely wrote the album with his Sixx A.M. bandmates. I guess if he tried writing a song based on a recent event in his life it would be called "I'm A Washed Up Rich Guy Who's Got A Big Ego and Is Dating Someone Half My Age".
    Good, We don't need new Crue these days. just play the stuff you will be remembered for from the 80s.
    As much as i love the crue, i ain't really that keen for new album.
    Honestly it will be ok if there is not a new MC album, from what I see, Motley's job in their genre of metal is done.
    really like this band and get a lot of stick for it, but dr feelgood was the last decent album & songs they released - i havent liked anything theyve done since
    I thought the self-titled with Corabi was pretty good, and Generation Swine even had quite a few good songs. New Tattoo, SOLA and "Sex" are all mediocre efforts, however.
    Should have died with the 80s
    Why? Dr. Feelgood is one of the best albums I've ever listened to in my life.
    I love how my musical tastes will get a down vote. Makes me ashamed of this music fans of this page.
    Why? We all have different opinions. Personally, Dr. Feelgood wouldn't even fall on my list of top 100 albums.
    I sincerely hope there will not be another Motley Crue album.
    Motley Crue were great in the 80s. Their book "The Dirt" is actually a great read about how they started out etc. Motleys early back catalogue from the 80s is awesome to listen to. Unfortunately, music does have a sell-by date and theirs has expired, and they will never reach those heights again. However, when they tour, i will be ****ing stoked to go see them because no matter how old it is, it still rocks and makes me feel gooood.
    I hope they call it quits, I don't think Mick Mars is going to be able to tour in a few years, it's a miracle he's still going, the poor guy.