Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars talk about the new Crue.
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Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars recently spoke to Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles.
“Well, it’s done; it’s under lock and key,” explained Nikki Sixx to BW&BK in a conference call, with respect to the new album. “It’s tracked, printed, and in the vault. It’s funny, because, I was having a conversation with some of the guys in Green Day last night, and we were talking about how it used to be that when we made music, we would call up our friends and give them a CD or cassette, and we were so excited about our music. And me and Mick are sitting here looking at our record and we can’t share it with anybody. Because it gets out so fast, and just spreads like wildfire. It’s sort of the same thing we were talking about with our live show. So it’s just like, keep it under wraps for as long as possible.
“It’s a very diverse album,” adds Mick Mars. “It goes from radio-friendly to full-on like shred, kicking butt. It does all sorts of stuff, all types of music… Mötley music of course (laughs), and I think it’s a great album. Also its modern and hip-sounding. It’s old school Mötley, but modern. It’ doesn’t sound 1908s (laughs).
Nikki: “Yeah, anybody I played it too, they’ve gone well, it’s like Mötley is back! But it doesn’t sound dated. It sounds like Mötley is back but it doesn’t sound dated. I don’t know what that means, but the guitar tones are heavy, the drums are thick, the bass is aggressive, the vocals are right up front. The songs are Mötley Crüe songs, the lyrics are good. Some are funny, some are serious, some are just in your face. It’s like Mick was saying, it is diverse, but it’s like a typical successful Mötley Crüe record, where it’s got a lot of different things going on through the record.
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