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Nikki Sixx working on new Mötley Crüe songs with John 5 for summer shows

Nikki Sixx working on new Mötley Crüe songs with John 5 for summer shows

Nikki Sixx working on new Mötley Crüe songs with John 5 for summer showsNikki Sixx working on new Mötley Crüe songs with John 5 for summer shows
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Nikki Sixx working on new Mötley Crüe songs with John 5 for summer shows

Back in July 2023, Nikki Sixx revealed that Mötley Crüe were not going to make any changes to their setlist for the rest of their shows in 2023 given that “the show is all worked out for this tour”.

Sleaze Roxx did a little background checking at that time and noticed that Mötley Crüe‘s setlist in March 2023 was virtually the same as the one they had for The Stadium Tour in 2022.

In April 2023, former Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars accused his former bandmates of miming on stage. Mars‘ lawsuit against Mötley Crüe (as per Variety) alleged:

“During much of the band’s recent tenure, Sixx continually ‘gaslighted’ Mars by telling him that he (Mars) had some sort of cognitive dysfunction, and that his guitar playing was sub-par, claiming that Mars forgot chords, and sometimes started playing the wrong songs.”

“Astonishingly, Sixx made these claims about Mars’s playing while he (Sixx) did not play a single note on bass during the entire U.S. tour.”

“Ironically, 100% of Sixx’s bass parts were nothing but recordings. Sixx was seen fist pumping in the air with his strumming hand, while the bass part was playing. In fact, a significant portion of (Vince) Neil’s vocals were also pre-recorded. Even some of (Tommy) Lee’s drum parts were recordings. Some fans actually noticed that Lee was walking toward his drum set as they heard his drum part begin,” the paperwork contends.”

Mötley Crüe denied those claims including in a Facebook comment, which stated: “… The band plays live as they always have… Anything else you’ve read are lies”.

If Mars is correct, it would make sense that Mötley Crüe would have to wait until they embarked on a new tour in 2024 before changing any of their setlist. In any case, Sixx posted the following message on X (Twitter) earlier today:

“Great week for Crüe– worked on new songs with 5 for the summer shows-Me and Tommy came up with a cool setlist and the stage set is moving along nicely. Lots of planning for new music release and boatloads of press being confirmed. I have this say, this was a Good Friday.”

Back in January 2024, Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 told The Metal Voice that the band’s new material consisted of “heavy great songs” that you could hear off Dr. Feelgood.

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