Motley Crue bassist and Sixx A.M. founder, Nikki Sixx, posted on his official Facebook page that he is “unofficially retired” from touring. Sixx A.M. spent much of 2016 on the road and with no future show dates booked, fans were asking the bassist when, and if, he had plans to hit the road again. In his post, Sixx says he has no plans to tour anytime soon. In the June 26 post Sixx says, “For those of you asking, I’ve 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…”
He goes on to say that although he may be retired from touring, for now, he has not been idle. “Since I’ve been home I’ve 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….” Sixx is married to his third wife Courtney Bingham and has 4 children with his ex-wives Brandi Brandt and Donna D’Errico.
Although not touring, Sixx lets fans know there is still much more to come from him, “Got a couple Sixx A.M. 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” Sixx’s nationally syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense, airs Monday through Friday.
Nikki Sixx has been busy pursuing a multitude of projects since Motley Crue took its final bow on New Year’s Eve 2015. Sixx A.M. released a double album, Prayers For The Blessed and Prayers For The Damned, in 2016. Also in 2016, a tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final shows, The End, came out last year, and it was recently announced a highly anticipated film adaptation of the band’s best selling 2001 autobiography The Dirt will be produced by Netflix. Over 40 years of playing music took its toll on Sixx physically and earlier in 2017, he underwent a complete hip replacement…Sixx continues to work on the Broadway adaptation of his memoir, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star for which he is starting set design. Sixx also announced that he has started curating his first photographic show Leica’s Gallery in Los Angeles, scheduled to open in October.
For more information on Nikki Sixx and his projects check out his FB page: Official Facebook