Nikki Sixx Wants to Work With Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins

Motley Crue bassist asks fans for their opinion on hiring Taylor Hawkins for the new album.

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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is currently "exploring uncharted territory" while working on the new Sixx: A. M. release with singer James Michael. And it would seem that the band is in need of a new drummer, with Sixx himself already having an idea of who he would like to hire.

Bassist's drummer of choice turns out to be Foo Fighters' very own Taylor Hawkins. In a recent tweet via his official account, Sixx gave Hawkins somewhat of an invitation, calling him one of his favorite drummers.

"I really would love Taylor Hawkins to play drums on some new Sixx: A. M. tunes. One of my favorite drummers. What about you?"

Since the Foo Fighters are supposedly busy working on a new album, we're not sure whether the drummer could spare some time to join Sixx in the studio, but it definitely sounds like an interesting idea.

As far as Motley Crue goes, the group is planning to go out in style with a new album, a farewell tour and even a movie. According to Sixx, the band feels like they shouldn't "beat a dead horse" and end their career while still on top of the game.

"Motley Crue has been the core of our life. It's been the reason we have anything at all. The four of us made Motley Crue, and the four of us want to leave it in a way that we feel proud, and not be one of these bands, where we're sitting around going, 'Why are those guys doing that? There's two versions of that band? Why are they doing it? The lead singer is dead. Why are they touring?' We don't ever want to be like that," the bassist tells MSN.

"Through the years we talked about when we're absentee, let's call it. Leave it where everyone's like, 'That was an awesome experience.' We can always forever feel proud about that. We're not there yet. We're going up to Canada. We're doing shows. We're writing music. We're getting everything in line for the movie. We're cool. Don't freak out yet."

Exploring uncharted territory with @james_a_michael writing more new @sixxam today.

Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) April 12, 2013

I really would love Taylor Hawkins to play drums on some new @sixxam tunes. One of my favorite drummers.What about you?

Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) April 12, 2013

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    I know Ashba is with GNR right now but he was a great writer, and guitarist that suit them. I also was a bigger fan of the first album by Sixx:AM
    This is where I write how awesome Motley has been my whole life and how much I enjoy Nikki Sixx and all that he has done. I cannot wait for ne Sixx AM music, new Motley music, AND The Movie! Long live the CRUE! Phuck all you haters!
    I'm betting one of the songs is about partying
    You think so, but not really. Sixx: A.M is way different from Motley Crue. The lyrics are more (how do I say it) thought-provoking and would dig deep into normal life and society in general. The music is more like the current hard-rock style of the 2000s (which I prefer more often than the 80s hair metal style of music.) It ties all the way back to Sixx's personal observations of society and his life away from the glam-lifestyle of Motley Crue. Looking forward to the next album, and I hope they tour on it though. Would be great if they get Hawkins on this one, if not, just do not get Tommy Lee.
    Correct Title: Nikki Sixx wants someone from a relevant band to play in his irrelevant band in order to gain press.
    "There's two versions of that band?" - thinly veiled Queensryche dig haha. Doesn't seem like it would happen though, Grohl gets most of the spotlight but Hawkins has is own projects too. Just last year he was cast to play Iggy Pop in a movie about CBGB.
    I thought the Foo anounced they were laying low for a while.
    Yeah and then Sound City movie/cd happened which involves all the guys and then Grohl announced a new foo album later this year possibly. No complaints from me though.
    Sound City was awesome.
    Yeah, I think Sound City got everyone to say, "Screw laying low. Let's record a new album!" Thank you Grohl. I'm not a fan of Montley Crue let alone Sixx, but hey, another album under Taylor's belt is cool.
    Yes Foo Fighters are still busy. Don't know how he comes up with all the greatness but i'm guessing because Grohl's always writing - probs in the shitter right now doing poop splashes in certain intervals to work out a new melody
    Yeah, and by "lay, low", Grohl meant that he was actually going to SLEEP for once. Then he woke up, and now he has enough energy to do the next decade's worth of touring.
    Phoenix V
    Crue shouldn't beat a dead horse are still on top of their game? Are we talking about the same band?
    Road Dog Ry
    You can talk all of the smack that you want on Nikki Sixx, after you turds write as many hit songs as he has.
    what makes a song a "hit", a lot of people have written "hits" and not all of them are considered much for musicians... its a ****ing travesty that motley crew has made as much money as they have... the music has absolutely no substance! lyrically or musically...
    Sounds like a good idea. I thought they used drum machines on their album. Suppose a real drummer would be much better though, especially someone like Hawkins. Their last album This Is Gonna Hurt in an awesome album. I listen to it all the time. Pretty much on a daily basis.
    All rock stars seem to get fatter with age, but, is it just me, or does that process always seem to hit the extremes when dealing with hair metal bands? I guess it's similar to a hot chick getting fat the next time you see her.