SIXX SAYS LACK OF RADIO SUPPORT WHY BAND WON’T MAKE NEW ALBUM
As one of rock’s biggest bands, Motley Crue has enjoyed an awful lot of radio airplay over its entire career, but now Nikki Sixx says a lack of interest in current releases by classic artists is the reason the band won’t be recording a farewell album to coincide with its farewell tour. The bassist told Classic Rock magazine, “We’ve written some songs. But this is difficult to say and probably harder to hear… Radio is so f***in’ formatted, if you don’t have a banjo and a beard they’re not playing you…if you’ve been around for more than fifteen years you’re classic rock, but classic rock radio doesn’t play new music. You just think, ‘F***, man, this sucks.’”
BOSS BOOKS 15 MORE 2014 U.S. TOUR DATES
Fans of Bruce Springsteen holding out high hopes of seeing the Boss live at least one more time in 2014 will have 15 more chances to do so. Springsteen and the E Street Band will begin a fresh round of 15 more U.S. dates in Cincinnati on April 8. The run will hit cities such as Columbus, OH, Nashville, Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, New Orleans and Houston before finishing up with a two-night stand in Uncasville, CT on May 17 and 18.
SIXX SAYS SIGNING “CESSATION OF TOURING AGREEMENT” A GOOD THING
In a recent interview with Time magazine, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx explained why all four members decided to sign a “Cessation of Touring Agreement” as part of their announcement of their Final Tour. Sixx said, “There are bands out there traveling under the same band name. Tommy [Lee] said it would be like, ‘Nikki Sixx’s Motley Crue at the Troubadour’ and ‘Tommy Lee’s Motley Crue at the Canyon Club,’ and they are all within a week of each other. I can’t get into my car and drive down the road and have that be a reality. We just wanted to have pride in the band when the band is done forever.”
BEATLES SIGNED BACKDROP FROM ED SULLIVAN SHOW FOR SALE
A section of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during the group’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 is headed to auction this April in New York City and is expected to fetch as much as $1 million. The four-foot-by-two-foot piece of plastic wall is autographed, from top to bottom, by Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, each signature accompanied by an off-the-cuff doodle. The Fab Four reportedly signed the slab in between songs on the show seen by around 74 million viewers.