Motley Crue gave the world a little more “Sex” in order to have something new to play for its current tour with Kiss. But the group isn’t willing to commit to when, or even if, it will have an album’s worth of new material to join it in the near future.
“It takes time to put together music,” bassist Nikki Sixx tells Billboard.com. “Right now we’re just writing music. There’s tons of material always there — there’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us, it’s how many songs have we written (and) how many do we love and what do we want to do with them? It’s about finding the time to go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it does.”
Sixx isn’t sure when that process — which could result in a follow-up to 2008′s “Saints of Los Angeles” — will take place, but he says he and his mates are happy with “Sex,” which was distributed free to fan club members and later sent to digital retailers, as a placeholder.
“We happened to have this song everyone was really excited about, so instead of saying, ‘Let’s add it to the pile of songs we have and we’ll sort ‘em out later,’ we were, ‘Hey, let’s finish this one up,’” Sixx recalls. “We got it out there for the fans, for the tour, and it’s exciting for the band to play something new. We love the classics and the hits, and I know the fans love that, too, but to be able to play something new is great.”
He adds that the Crue went deliberately soft in promoting “Sex,” without a big push for radio or video play. “We wanted to save that big push for when we do (an album),” he says, “but the way the song is connecting with people feels like the way the music used to connect with people when we were a baby band and just had our first record out. The song really seems to work.” [Source]