MOTLEY CRUE ‘CEASED TO RUN ON CREATIVITY’ – SIXX

Exclusive: Nikki says final interviews reveal “drama and pain” – and explains refusal to record for Dirt movie

Motley Crue’s final interviews as a band will reveal the “drama and pain” of being in an outfit that had run out of creativity, says Nikki Sixx.

The members spoke frankly as the camera rolled in the run-up to their final show on December 31, and all will be revealed when the material is released.

Crue had prevously signed a legally-binding document making it all-but impossible for them to reunite after their farewell world tour.

Sixx tells Classic Rock: “We’ve got a docu-series about the last night, with lots of interviews. It’s kind of like the last night on Earth, of being together.

“It’s interesting, because we talk about each other in a way that’s endearing – but not. We say where we’re really at. We talk about the drama and the pain of being in a band that has ceased to run on creativity, just on pure, mechanical motions.”

He says the band refused to write new material for the movie version of infamous biography The Dirt, adding: “If it comes down to, ‘Well, you have a movie, you need to write music,’ I’m like, ‘Sorry, but that’s cheap. We don’t want to go, ‘We have to write a song for marketing.’

“I want to write music because it’s real. There’s not a relationship there. Let it die gracefully. We couldn’t be creative as a band, so how the hell can we continue?”

Sixx reports that The Dirt has been fully green-lit, but the marketing budget remains a problem for producers. “People get just enough money to do a project, then no one ever hears about the project – I’m not really interested in that,” he says.” Just go read the book at that point.”

Emphasising that Sixx:AM is his main band now, and he has no plans to revisit Crue, he says: “I want to just leave it intact. We said what we had to say. I’m proud of what we did – I don’t want to disgrace it by being cheap.”

The full interview will appear in a future edition of Classic Rock. Details will be confirmed in due course.

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MUSE ANNOUNCE UK SUPPORT ACTS

Nothing But Thieves and Phantogram to join band on UK trek
Nothing But Thieves and Phantogram are set to support Muse on their upcoming UK tour.

The two bands will join the trio on select dates in April. Details can be viewed below.

Muse, who recently won the Best Rock Album Grammy for seventh work Drones, launch their European tour on Friday at Paris Bercy Arena in France.

MUSE DRONES TOUR DATES 2016
Feb 26: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Feb 27: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Feb 29: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Mar 01: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Mar 03: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Mar 04: Paris Bercy Arena, France
Mar 06: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Mar 07: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Mar 09: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Mar 10: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Mar 12: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Mar 13: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Mar 15: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Mar 16: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Mar 31:Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Apr 02: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Apr 03: London O2 Arena (with NBT)
Apr 05: Dublin 3Arena (with NBT)
Apr 06: Belfast SSE Arena (with NBT)
Apr 08: Manchester Arena (with NBT)
Apr 09: Manchester Arena (with Phantogram)
Apr 11: London O2 Arena (with Phantogram)
Apr 12: London O2 Arena (with Phantogram)
Apr 14: London O2 Arena (with Phantogram)
Apr 15: London O2 Arena (with Phantogram)
Apr 17: Glasgow SSE Hydro (with Phantogram)
Apr 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro (with NBT)

IRON MAIDEN PREMIERE TOUR INTRO VIDEO

Promo debuted at band’s Florida show features Ed Force One

Iron Maiden have unveiled a clip to promote their The Book of Souls world tour.

The video was premiered at the band’s sold-out show in Florida’s BB&T Center last night (February 24). It features the band’s plane, Ed Force One and their mascot Eddie.

Iron Maiden announced last year that they would fly on the plane piloted by frontman Bruce Dickinson on their The Book Of Souls world tour.

Anthrax’s Scott Ian revealed his whole life has been leading up to flying with Iron Maiden. The band are supporting them on their South American leg next month.

IRON MAIDEN BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR 2016

Feb 26: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Feb 28: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center, NV
Mar 01: Monterrey Teatro Banamex, Mexico
Mar 03: Mexico City Sports Palace, Mexico
Mar 04: Mexico City Sports Palace, Mexico
Mar 06: San Salvador Estadio Jorge Magico Gonzalez, El Salvador
Mar 08: San Jose Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, Costa Rica
Mar 11: Santiago Estadio Nacional, Chile
Mar 13: Cordoba Estadio Mario Kempes, Argentina
Mar 15: Buenos Aires Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Argentina
Mar 17: Rio De Janeiro HSBC Arena, Brazil
Mar 19: Belo Horizonte Esplanada Do Mineirao, Brazil
Mar 22: Brasilia Nilson Nelson Arena, Brazil
Mar 24: Fortaleza Ginasio Olimpico, Brazil
Mar 26: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Mar 30: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Apr 01: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Apr 03: Toronto Air Canada Center, ON
Apr 05: Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills, MI
Apr 06: Chicago United Center, IL
Apr 08: Edmonton Rexall Place, AB
Apr 10: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Apr 11: Tacoma Dome, WA
Apr 13: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Apr 15: Los Angeles Forum, CA
Apr 16: LA Forum, CA
Apr 20: Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, Japan
Apr 21: Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, Japan
Apr 24: Beijing LeSports Center, China
Apr 26: Shanghai Mercedes Benz Arena, China
Apr 29: Christchurch Horncastle Arena, New Zealand
May 01: Aucklane Vector Arena, New Zealand
May 04: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 06: Sydney Allphones Arena, Australia
May 09: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
May 12: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 14: Perth Arena, Australia
May 18: Cape Town Grand Arena, South Africa
May 21: Johannesburg Carnival City Festival Lawns, South Africa
May 27: Dortmund Rock Im Revier Festival, Germany
May 29: Munich Rockavaria Festival, Germany
May 31: Berlin The Waldbuehne, Germany
Jun 03: Lucerne Sonisphere Allmend Rockt, Switzerland
Jun 05: Rock In Vienna Festival, Austria
Jun 08: Arnhem Gelredome, Netherlands
Jun 10:Paris Download Festival, France
Jun 12:Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 15:Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Jun 17: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
Jun 19: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 21: Herning Jyske Bank Boxen, Denmark
Jun 23: Kaunas Zalgirio Arena, Lithuania
Jun 25: Moscow Olimpiyskiy, Russia
Jun 29: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 01: Sopron Volt Festival, Hungary
Jul 03:Wroclaw Stadium, Poland
Jul 05: Prague Eden Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 06: Zilina Airport, Slovakia
Jul 09: Viveiro Resurrection Festival, Spain
Jul 11: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Jul 13: Madrid Barclaycard Center, Spain
Jul 16: Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul 22: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Jul 24: Rome Rock in Rome Sonisphere, Italy
Jul 26: trieste Piazza dell’Unita D’Italia, Italy
Jul 27: Split Spaladium Arena, Croatia
Aug 02: Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Aug 04: Wacken Open Air, Germany

Photo by Getty GHOST: WE’RE NOT OUT TO SHOCK PEOPLE

A Nameless Ghoul details the creative process for writing records
Ghost say they’re not aiming to shock fans when experimenting with the sound of their next album.

And a Nameless Ghoul from the theatrical rock outfit says the band wouldn’t rule out making something similar to their latest record, Meliora.

He tells Metal Wani: “The goal is never to shock everyone. The goal is to keep it interesting for us to still make music. We listen to a lot of different stuff and get inspiration from different corners.

“Sometimes we have an idea for a song before the song itself exists. We’ll say, ‘Let’s have a song that feels and talks to you like this’ and we try and write it. It’s not just five riffs we put together.

“The idea is to make music we want to listen to. As we already heard the last album, why don’t we make a copy of it?”

The band won Best Metal Performance Award at the Grammys for their track Ciriceearlier this month ahead of Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Sevendust and August Burns Red. And last night (February 24) the band also scooped a Swedish Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal category.

Ghost launch their Black To The Future US tour in April.

GHOST BLACK TO THE FUTURE US TOUR 2016

Apr 13: Montclair Wellmount Theater, NJ
Apr 14: Stroudsburg, Sherman Theater, PA
Apr 15: Long Island Paramount, NY
Apr 16: New Haven College Street Music Hall, CT
Apr 17: Buffalo Rapids Theatre, NY
Apr 19: Bloomington Castle Theatre, IL
Apr 20: Omaha Sokol Auditorium, NE
Apr 22: El Paso Tricky Falls, TX
Apr 23: Tucson Rialto Theatre, AZ
Apr 25: Austin Emo’s, TX
Apr 26: Houston House of Blues, TX
Apr 27: Baton Rouge Varsity Theatre, LA
Apr 29: Tampa WXTB Rockfest, FL
Apr 30: Fort Myers Fort Rock Festival, FL
May 01: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville Festival, FL
May 02: Birmingham Iron City, AL
May 03: Nashville Marathon Music Works, TN
May 04: Knoxville Tennessee Theater, TN
May 07: Carolina Rebellion Festival, NC
May 08: Baltimore Hippodrome, MD
May 09: Richmond National, VA
May 11: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY
May 12: Chattanooga Track 29, TN
May 13: Atlanta Shaky Knees Festival, GA
May 17: Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom, OK
May 19: Indianapolis Egyptian Room, IN
May 20: Grand Rapids Orbit Room, MI
May 22: Albany Rock’N Derby, NY

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