Motley Crue says they’re really retiring after final tour

By Daniel S Levine,

Heavy Metal group Motley Crue is serious about retiring after they wrap up one more tour this year. The group even signed a legally binding contract during a Los Angeles press conference Tuesday.

“We always had a vision of going out with a big f**king bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members,” drummer Tommy Lee said, reports Rolling Stone. “Our job here is done.”

The group signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” which means that the group will no longer perform together from the end of 2015 on. They have called their next tour “The Final Tour” and released a poster that reads “All bad things must come to an end.”

TMZ notes that the press conference stage featured headstones with “RIP” and each band member’s name. In addition to Lee, the group also includes singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars.

“Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual [agreement] among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement,” attorney Doug Mark of Mark Music and Media Law said, notes Rolling Stone.

In addition to a tour, Bad Grandpa's Jeff Tremaine is directing The Dirt, a biopic that will be released next year. There will also be a tribute album called Country Music Tribute to Mötley Crüe released.

The tour starts on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. You can catch the group on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight and CBS This Morning Wednesday.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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