Mötley Crüe Back in Studio Recording Four New Songs
Don't worry, Mötley Crüe didn't break their promise not to tour again, but they are reuniting. Singer Vince Neil announced on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 13) that he had some very exciting news. "I'll be going back in recording studio in a few weeks with the boys to record 4 brand new Motley Crue tracks! Rock On!!," he wrote.
Exciting news! I’ll be going back in recording studio in a few weeks with the boys to record 4 brand new Motley Crue tracks! Rock On!!— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) September 13, 2018
And, just in case you were confused by that headline, Neil was back a short time later to make it crystal clear: "For those of you who don't understand, yes "the boys" means Motley and we signed a contact not to tour anymore. We never broke up or said we would never make music again."
For those of you who don’t understand, yes “the boys” means Motley and we signed a contract not to tour anymore. We never broke up or said we would never make music again. Hope this clears it up.— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) September 13, 2018
The news comes three years after the long-running flash metal band called it quits with what they promised was their final-ever tour and just a few weeks after drummer Tommy Lee and bassist Nikki Sixx posted a picture of themselves in the studio with frequent collaborator producer Bob Rock. The always enthusiastic Lee captioned a brief glimpse of his drumming as "It's the new shit!!!"
Mötley Crüe is in the midst of working on their Netflix-produced biopic, The Dirt, which is currently in its post-production phase. A spokesperson for the band could not be reached for comment at press time, though speculation is rampant that the new sessions are for recordings that will accompany the film. No release date has been announced for the movie adaptation yet, which stars Machine Gun Kelly as Lee and is being directed by Jackass veteran Jeff Tremaine. The band's last album was 2008's Saints of Los Angeles.