Tommy Lee spoke about the recording and release of his two solo albums, as well as the work he did with Methods of Mayhem, saying: “Now that I look back, doing solo projects and other albums has been a waste of fucking time. Yeah, they’re kind of fun, you get your ya-yas out, but the second you try to support something like that, the mothership calls and you gotta go. We’ve put a lot of passion and energy into some of those things and sometimes you go, ‘Hmm, for what?’ But once this thing ends, we’re probably going to get involved in all kinds of crazy stuff. And the doors are always open for us to work with whoever we want.”
Guitarist Mick Mars, who hopes to continue collaborations with other musicians, added: “All of us are completely free. I can go, ‘Hey, Tommy, c’mere. I got this stuff I’d like you to work on.'”
He continued: “Remember when The Beatles disbanded? They didn’t really disband and they did some of their best record because they went and they experimented with all of this cool stuff. We could do that, too. You never know? I’m not saying another CRÜE album will happen, but I’m not saying it couldn’t happen either.”
Motley Crue frontman Vonce Neil recently spoke to the Huffington Post, saying: “Here’s the thing about Motley: We’re not breaking up. Most people think we are, but Motley Crue will still function as Motley Crue. We’ll probably still be putting out music time to time for different things, but we’re just not touring anymore. I don’t think people really understand that. As for me, I have my solo band, I play tonight and tomorrow night and next weekend, I’ve been playing with them for years when Motley doesn’t play. I go out and have fun with them. I’ll probably put out an album right after Motley’s done and continue with that, then I have the football team in Las Vegas and have all the adventures that I do. I’ll be keeping busy, but I’ll always still be doing music.”
Motley Crue’s “The Final Tour” will wrap up on New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after another North American jaunt.
When the tour was initially announced last year, Motley Crue actually signed a cessation of touring agreement which would take effect at the beginning of 2016.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.