Motley Crue Bring Back “SEX”, Drugs, & Rock N’ Roll

Okay, so maybe not the drugs, but in this day and age, when many are complaining that “rock n’ roll is dead” (See: Neon Trees – Teenage Sounds), only few bands can truly resurrect it – and who better to do that then the kings of decadence themselves?

After completing the first ever hard rock residency in Las Vegas, bassist Nikki Sixx revealed that the group was writing and recording new music with producer and Sixx: A.M. band mate James Michael. Photos posted by the bassist on instagram of the recording process teased fans for months – until July 17th. The band had released and promoted the single as “24 Hours of Free Sex” – a free download of the track for their fans.

The track opens with eccentric drummer (and now, DJ) Tommy Lee saying “It’s all. about. the sex!” and continues into an ass-kicking, true rock n’ roll track. According to Sixx, the lyrics truly emulate the feeling of Las Vegas. In this day and age, where the slightest innuendo in rock music could be controversial, Vince Neil makes it clear to the newer audience that this corruption is nothing new by belting out “This is not a new religion.”

On his radio show, Sixx says fans had approached him saying the single reminds them of Too Fast For Love –era Crue. While those elements aren’t so evident as the Saints of Los Angeles era influence in the track, it is definitely shows that true rock n’ roll won’t be going anywhere so long as the Crue are around. Judging by “SEX”, it won’t be anytime soon.

As far as a new Motley Crue album? Don’t expect that in the near future. According to the band, since the music industry has become very avant-garde in terms of releasing and promoting music, they plan on experimenting by releasing new music in a very nontraditional sense as well.

“SEX” is now available on ReverbNation and for digital download on iTunes. You can catch Motley Crue on “The Tour” with Kiss – tickets are on sale now.


About Karissa Vassallo

Karissa has been a music lover for as long as she can remember - from NSYNC to No Doubt, from Avril Lavigne to Avenged Sevenfold, she has always had a wide variety in her music tastes. After attending NYU's Future Music Moguls program, she started Read Between the Grooves to jumpstart her career in the music industry, as well as showcase her writing and her photography. She currently studies Entertainment and Arts Management at Drexel University.
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