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Nikki Sixx Criticizes the Who for Continuing to Tour

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As Motley Crue‘s celebrated Final Tour enters its final months, the group is taking stock.

For Nikki Sixx, saying goodbye now is an attempt to go out with some dignity intact, a choice that he says certain rockers of the previous generation didn’t always make. Worse still, there were those who announced multiple farewell tours, only to return. That led directly to Motley Crue’s contractual agreement to never play again.

“I mean, the Who is cool and all but, guys, really?” Sixx tells the Los Angeles Times. “They’re playing half-full places with just two guys left in the band. I get it. They’re entitled to that. But it’s just not for us.”

At the same time, they see themselves as part of rock’s continuum. Motley Crue have broken up and gotten back together, and even recorded without Vince Neil and Tommy Lee, the same as so many of the greats who came before them.

“I’m not going to lie; it’s a love-hate thing,” Mick Mars admits. “That’s the way that it is with any band – except for the Eagles. They hated each other all the time.”

Meanwhile, Neil wonders who – if anyone – will follow Motley Crue in filling up stadiums around the globe.

“There are no more rock stars; we’re some of the last of them,” Neil says. “It’s sad. But we’ll see what happens. Hopefully there’s some kid in his garage somewhere, playing with his band and lighting himself on fire.”

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