Yesterday Robin Leach’s Las Vegas gossip blog reported that Motley Crue had signed a $100 million deal with Live Nation that would span three albums and three world tours. Leach claimed to have gotten the scoop from Vince Neil, who was throwing a birthday party at Koi in Las Vegas and who was all smiles, saying that Motley’s first world tour under the deal would kick off in July and that by the time the deal was up, the band would be celebrating its 37th anniversary. But then Nikki Sixx fired back via an e-mailed press release from his publicist, saying that Vince was, once again, just talking crazy talk!
For those of you who read Blabbermouth and saw the posting which claims Mötley Crüe has signed a deal with Live Nation, it is incorrect. Please read the official statement below.
MOTLEY CRUE HAS NOT SIGNED ANY DEALS TO TOUR OR RECORD WHATSOEVER. ANY INFORMATION TO THE CONTRARY IS 100 PERCENT INCORRECT.
- NIKKI SIXX
Ah, all-caps. The last refuge of the peevish bass player who’s had it up to here with his lead singer’s antics. But if Vince wasn’t just having some sort of birthday-celebration-induced fever dream… could the 360 deal actually be for him solo, with Live Nation sharing in the profits from his alcohol-making endeavors? After all, Sammy Hagar is much richer from his tequila empire than he ever dreamed he’d be from singing “Poundcake” night after night.
NIKKI SIXX: ‘MÖTLEY CRÜE Has Not Signed Any Deals’ [Blabbermouth]
VINCE NEIL’S MULTI MILLION-DOLLAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION [Robin Leach’s Vegas Luxe Life]