Nikki Sixx Happy Following End Of Motley Crue

(hennemusic) Nikki Sixx is reflecting on the end of Motley Crue as he moves forward with his band Sixx: A.M. Sixx and Motley Crue wrapped up their farewell tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve, bringing an end to the group's 35-year career.

"It was hip. It was cool," Sixx tells CBC Radio One's Q. "Vince cried, which I thought was really special, 'cause I had seen Vince only cry a few times. That was really nice to see that. I felt ready. I felt proud. When I was walking to the stage, I was, like, 'We did it.'

"When we played at The Starwood on January 17, 1981, nobody cared. We couldn't get a record deal. And I'd say we couldn't get arrested, but actually, the only thing we could get was arrested. Our first show ended in a fistfight in the audience, and it wasn't the band fighting each other; it was the band fighting people that were messing with us. And that was the heart and spirit of that band.

"And I was able to walk on that stage and go, 'This is the last night on earth for Motley Crue, and I'm really proud of where we're at.' And I wasn't sad. I was in the moment."

Sixx reveals he moved on to a new future once the final show ended. "I got off stage and I saw my kids and my wife," he explains. "I had a little dressing room and I had some catering for friends. And I walked in, and they were, like, 'How are you?' And I was, like, 'I'm great. Let me just get out of my clothes, and let's jump in the bus,' cause I was gonna go to Mexico the next morning for a much-needed vacation. And they go, 'Are you sad?' And I was, like, 'No. I guess I'm not. I'm happy.'

"I'm very compartmentalized as a man. Any time in my life I've had a relationship that ends, I actually… when it ends, it means it's really over. I will take a bullet for you. I will be there for anything and everything. But when it's over, it's over." Read more and check out the full interview here.

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