The Untold Fact About Motley Crue And The Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Motley Crue (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
It’s been no secret to the music industry that the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame has shied from the metal scene quite considerably, the only exception to this observed pattern being Def Leppard. Fans are now curious as to how hair metal band Motley Crue will be regarded by the award-giving body, especially now that the band has had audience from a new crowd thanks to their Netflix film, The Dirt, and the new songs that came with it.
During an interview with magazine Kerrang, Nikki Sixx was asked if ever there was a chance that the band could perform live again. During the course of the interview, mention of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame came up. Sixx mentioned that there has been news that the possibility of them being inducted into the Rock Hall is close to nil.
“I was actually doing an interview with Tommy Lee a couple of weeks ago, and we were asked if we would ever play together again. And Tommy said, ‘I don’t know. Maybe if we got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or something, we could dust off a couple of our old classics,’” recounted Sixx. “I was, like, ‘Really?’ And he said, ‘Why not?’ But we don’t have any plans because we were told by the Hall of Fame that we would never get in, because of how we’ve acted, so that’s kind of it.”
The band has since signed a cessation of touring agreement on 2014 and by the end of 2015, the band had finished their The Final Tour. No news or negotiations regarding the band to perform on live shows have been made, says Sixx. The band has had a mini-reunion and recorded new tracks together for their film The Dirt, however.