Motley Crue Album Update: 'We Have Music Written, But It's Not Put Together Yet'

Meanwhile, Steel Panther claim it's up to them "to carry the torch."

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As Motley Crue unveiled details of their final concert tour, bassist Nikki Sixx stepped forth to share some of the plans for the upcoming studio record. Meanwhile, Steel Panther have dubbed themselves somewhat of the Crue's glam metal successors.

Chatting with 95.1 KSKY, Sixx also focused on the way new music will be released, saying, "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..."

Nikki then noted the band will likely opt for a song-by-song type of release. "You put it out and nothing [happens], because now people cherry-pick songs," he said (via Blabbermouth). "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."

Meanwhile, fellow glam metallers Steel Panther touched on the matter of Crue retirement during a recent Team Rock radio chat, revealing plans to "carry the torch" from Sixx and co.

"We're the last band out of LA to keep rockin'," drummer Stix Zadinia said. "Really, 'cause we're the only band I know about. So it's up to us to carry the torch and Motley Crue, you know, they hung it up. And kudos to Motley Crue, 'cause they did some great stuff. They're legendary, for real. To be truthful, it just means there's more chicks to us, somebody's gotta do 'em," he added.

Apart from announcing plans to call it quits, Motley Crue have also signed a contract banning tours after the final trek.

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    Haters gona hate, but i want to hear new motley songs
    Saints of Los Angeles was pretty good. It definitely wasn't no Dr. Feelgood or Girls, Girls, Girls, but it's interesting to hear new stuff.
    I want to say I remember Nikki saying this very thing maybe a year or so ago that the album format was dead. (personally disagree but whatever) And that he thought just releasing singles was going to be the direction in the industry. Either way looking forward to anything they put out, brings back the old high school days... and definitely looking forward to seeing them this summer.
    Title is slightly misleading. It implies the band are set to do a full length studio album despite Nikki (and other members in previous interviews) strongly suggesting that any new music won't be released in that format.
    How is it misleading? It says right there in the title that it's not put together. Mostly written, but not arranged and recorded...
    Yes, but what I mean is, it implies that when they DO have music put together, it will automatically be included in a full length, which is looking pretty unlikely.
    steel panther is nowhere near as cool as the Crue. just building on a long-gone image of which only bad memories seem to have remained in peoples minds. SP always remind me of wannabe gangsta rappers you can only feel sorry for.
    Steel Panther are hilarious! They don't take themselves overly seriously which is good, all things considered. I don't really like their music but think it's funny the way they put themselves out there in the media, defending Justin Bieber, "we're carrying the torch for Motley Crue" etc...
    What part of "parody band" do people like you just not understand?
    well, I totally understand parody. there's just nothing I can laugh about listening to this band or what they say. so maybe it's just my sense of humour... but them being named "fellow glam metallers" and being promoted as the only true heir to 80's glam metal just makes me kind of sick.