Motley Crue Think More Bands Should Do Retirement Contracts

The end of Motley Crue as a touring rock band is coming near, with a New Year’s Eve show scheduled for Los Angeles, as the band signed a legally binding contract to not tour beyond 2015. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, bassist Nikki Sixx spoke about the contract not being a publicity stunt, and thinks that more bands should follow suit.

“The whole ‘reunion of the reunion of the reunion’ thing—that’s about money, and not about music,” Sixx said, with everyone from Jay Z to Nine Inch Nails to The Grateful Dead as examples of what he means.

Related: Motley Crue Add More Dates to Final Tour

The band also spoke about their chances of getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with drummer Tommy Lee torn about his desire to be recognized, saying “I do give a s–t about it, because it’s a timestamp, it’s the acknowledgement of your peers and fans and the music industry,” before blowing off the whole concept in the same breath.

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