Nikki Sixx Reveals New Motley Crue Album Is Not What You Expect

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Mötley Crüe is taking a sharp turn on the highway of rock and roll. Bassist Nikki Sixx recently offered a glimpse into their upcoming album, the first since guitarist Mick Mars’s exit in early 2023.

Sixx’s update hinted at a radical departure from the band’s signature sound, leaving fans with more questions than answers. According to reports, those who’ve heard the new music describe it as a surprising and potent blend of country and hip-hop influences.

This unexpected direction has Motley Crüe fans eagerly awaiting more information – what exactly will a “powerful cross between country and hip-hop” sound like from the legendary rockers?

Mixed reactions from fans

Mötley Crüe’s foray into country-hip hop wasn’t met with universal acclaim. Many fans were skeptical, questioning the veracity of Sixx’s announcement. Jokes like “April Fools was the other day, Mr. Sixx!” flooded social media, highlighting disbelief.

Traditionalists, pining for the band’s classic sound, lamented the shift. Comments like “Wish it went back to sounding like the Crüe” echoed through online communities.

However, not everyone saw the genre-bend as a bad thing. The prospect of a new album after a long hiatus excited some fans. One enthusiastic comment read: “You’ve never made a bad album. The new album will be interesting, even if, as a surprise, it involves rapping in Japanese or yodeling in Bavarian.”

The band’s plans for 2024

Mötley Crüe has a busy year ahead. In addition to their genre-bending album, the band is gearing up for a live tour kicking off on May 3rd in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Guitarist John 5, recently confirmed they wrapped up recording new music in late 2023.

Fans can expect a mix of new and classic Crüe, including an original song titled “Dogs of War”.  The band also threw in a curveball with a cover of the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)”, leaving fans eager to hear how these diverse tracks come together live.

With a new album on the horizon and a summer tour on the docket, Mötley Crüe is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re a longtime fan or intrigued by their unexpected musical direction, there’s plenty to look forward to from the legendary rock band.