Nikki Sixx has “kind-of, sort-of” retired from touring.
The former bassist for Mötley Crüe and leader of Sixx:A.M. wrote a note to fans on Facebook last Monday (26th June), saying that he’s been on the road for forty years and, unless something drastic happens, has no plans to do it again.
That doesn’t mean he is retiring from music all together. In just two short paragraphs, he has listed a number of projects:
- Writing music
- Recording with other artists
- Taking vocal, bass and guitar lessons
- Working on photography
- Readying two new Sixx:AM releases
- Getting two books ready for release
- Continuing his Sixx Sense radio show
- Working on The Dirt for Netflix
- Working on a theatrical version of The Heroin Diaries
As Sixx so succinctly put it, “YUP, I AM RETIRED. HAHA”
Nikki’s full statement:
For those of you asking,Ive been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years…I have no immediate tour plans unless I get a wild hair up my ass or something or somebody really inspirational comes along…Since Ive been home Ive just been writing music non stop,recording with other artists,taking vocal,bass and guitar lessons and focusing on photography….Money has never been and isn’t a driving force for me…Let the chips fall where they fall…So I guess I’m unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time…Nice to give 100% of my time to my wife and kids….
Got a couple SixxAm albums coming out soon and 1 book this year…Sixx Sense radio is the biggest syndicated radio show in the world and that going on 8 years….I got 2 books in the works and I am in talk’s to develop a TV show ( not reality) as well as The Dirt for Netflix and The Heroin Diaries Play….YUP,I AM RETIRED..HAHA