As Mötley Crüe continue their farewell tour around the world, some of country’s biggest names have teamed up to record reworked versions of their biggest hits. And the result is an album by The Nashville Outlaws, called ‘A Tribute To Mötley Crüe’.
It may sound like an unlikely transformation, but the songs can stand the treatment, according to band member Nikki Sixx: “Great songs sound great stripped down to nothing. Doesn’t matter what genre of music it is. You just play it on either piano or acoustic guitar and if it’s a good song, it will stand up. And then what is cool, is if it can be done by any genre. You think about some great songs could be done as heavy as Metallica, or could go all the way over to electronic music or country music, like we’re seeing now.”
Mötley Crüe announced their farewell tour earlier this year and are currently playing their way through 70 dates worldwide with Alice Cooper appearing as a special guest.
It is a gruelling schedule said Nikki Sixx: “Each city, even though it’s not the end for us, because the tour lasts 18 months, we’ve got to do Japan and Europe, you name it all over the world. We’ll probably come back and take our final bow in Los Angeles where we started it all next year. But each time we play, it is the last time probably that a lot of people will ever see us again. So in that sense, it’s going to be sort of emotional each night.”
‘A Tribute to Mötley Crüe’ by the Nashville Outlaws is out now.