Motley Gets Reissued, Sixx Plans Heroin Diaries.
Motley has inked a deal with Universal Music Enterprises to re-release their back catalog of albums. The reissues will hit stores on April 1st and will include bonus tracks.
The group was able to take their entire catalog with them when they left Elektra Records to start their ill-fated Motley Records in 1999.
Motley Crue’s chief songwriter Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone that he is happy to see the bonus tracks included in the releases. "A lot of times as an artist you'll say, 'These ten songs are what we think is the best pop for this record. It will get the message across the best,'" he says. "But later you go back and say, 'That was really a great song, but it was a ballad and we didn't need two ballads on a record.' So now it's cool because the record is it's own and then there's the bonus material, so you don't lump them all together."
The reissues of the albums aren’t the only recycled Motley material that will hit stores this spring as the band plans to release DVD versions of their “Lewd, Crued & Tattoed” and “VH1 Behind the Music: Motley Crue” home videos in April.
Before that they will also release another greatest hits collection, which is set to hit stores on March 4th.
All things aren’t Motley for Sixx, who has founded a new group called “Brides of Destruction” that features Tracii Guns and Adam Hamilton of L.A. Guns, drummer Scott Cogan who has played with Otep and Vanilla Ice, former Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi on guitar and an unknown singer named London, who is rumored to be a Los Angeles area hairstylist who Sixx hired because he had the “frontman look”.
The group has reportedly penned over thirty songs and is planning to hit the recording studio soon to begin laying down tracks for their debut album that Sixx expects to be out before the end of the year.
If that was enough Sixx is also working on a new book, "It's called The Heroin Diaries," Sixx told Rolling Stone of the proposed book. "It's basically 1986 to 1987, Christmas morning to Christmas morning, my story through the making of the Girls, Girls, Girls record, the jets, the tours, the Rolling Stone cover, the overdoses and arrests, and a year later sitting there in front of the Christmas tree going, '----, nothing has changed. I'm still sitting here alone.' It's kind of like a peek into that very dark era."
Sixx is currently considering offers from publishers who want to put the book out in light of the success of the Motley Crue autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band”.
antiMUSIC has attempted to contact Sixx to urge him to reconsider using the title “Heroin Diaries” and use the more appropriate name for the project, “Dude, I Died, Dude!”