How Nikki Sixx talked Tommy Lee into the Motley Crue Reunion

Nikki Sixx discussed how he spoke Tommy Lee for reunification Motley Crue after their famous “stop touring” announcement.

In 2014, they have four members publicly signed an agreement agreeing that they would never hit the road together again after one last trip. But that changed when the Stadium Tour concept was proposed. The confirmed their intention to return in 2019 and recently completed a run of 36 major shows with Def Leppard, Married and Joan Jett. More will take place in 2023.

“Tommy’s doing other things and I’m doing other things and I remember getting the phone call from management and I was like, ‘No,'” Sixx shared ET online in a recent interview. “And they say, ‘You haven’t even heard what I have to say.'” The idea of ​​another arena tour felt like “a lot of work” and did not interest him. “[A]And then they said, ‘No, not eight arenas, eight stadiums,’ and I said, ‘Let me call Tommy.'”

He continued: “I was like, ‘Hey, dude, they’re talking about us going on tour,’ and he said, ‘No.’ Because we wanted to … stand by what we said … [T]when it was 16 and 36 [shows] … and there’s, what, another 120 next year and the year after that; so we’re grateful we said yes.”

Lee claimed, “We were done,” noting the band’s plans to stay off the road. But he admitted that the idea appealed to him immediately, saying, “How can you say no to stadiums? … It’s some pretty crazy stuff, man.” Referring to the Crue’s 41-year history, he added: “[N]I’m a band that has the same original members that have been doing it for so long – good luck.”

In the same interview, Lee said he was happy with that ex-wife Pamela Andersen had told his own story of their marriage in Netflix documentary about her life – but ruled out doing the same. “None; you know what, it’s been told,” explained the drummer. “[I]It’s weird to even answer, but I respect her for telling her version because the version they told was someone else’s version, and that’s not exactly how things were.”

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