Nikki Sixx discussed the reunited Motley Crue rehearsing in a new Kerrang Radio interview.
“I think the camaraderie is a big part of it,” he said. “And also you’ve gotta realize that anybody you knew 40 years ago, you go from being kids to young adults to [being] married, [having] kids, buy houses. I mean, we were all kind of pretty much living together, and then, at some point, we were going to each other’s houses to visit each other and hang out.
And you just realize we’re all experiencing the same really super-cool things. But no matter what happened in the band or didn’t happen in the band, it all boils down to rehearsal. You’re in rehearsal, there’s a bunch of open pizza boxes, there’s shit scattered everywhere, Tommy’s [Lee, drums] over there [pounding the drums]. ‘Dude, shut up.
I’m trying to tune my bass.’ Mick’s [Mars, guitar] over there [playing his guitar] — just all this noise and energy. And then, all of a sudden, it’s, like, ‘Hey, you guys, you wanna run one?’ And then you run it, and it’s, like, bam. Magic. It’s there again. So whatever happens, not even the stage, it goes back to rehearsal — that moment. ‘Cause that’s when there’s nobody there. There’s no press. There’s no photographers. There’s no management. There’s nothing. It’s just the same four guys.”