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  • 29 January 2014, 13:29

Motley Crue Announce 'Final' Retirement Tour

Motley Crue have promised they will retire for good after saying goodbye with a 72-date tour.

The heavy metal band, made up of Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars, said they wanted to "go out on top" and with some "dignity".

In a news conference in Hollywood, the Girls, Girls, Girls rockers mocked other bands who have said "farewell" - only to return again a few years later.

Guitarist Sixx said the group has signed a contract so fans know The Final Tour is really the end.

And Sixxadded that the tour has nothing to do with their bank accounts.

"We've been very smart businessmen," he said.

"But this isn't about the money. It's about the music and the legacy and the dignity."

Alice Cooper will tour with Motley Crue in the US and Canada, with the possibility of more concerts across the world being announced.

"We want to go out with the four founding members of Motley Crue and go out on top," said lead singer Neil.

A Motley Crue country tribute album is in the works, as is a big-screen version of the band's 2002 book, The Dirt.

And as for new music from the band - there is the possibility of another studio album despite the final tour.

"There's other stuff we've got brewing. New music will eventually come out one way or another," Sixx said.

"We haven't made a record yet. I've actually been writing a bunch of music and I've been writing some stuff with Mick Mars."

"There will always be a form of Motley Crue around. Not as four musical band members. But you're still going to see Motley Crue shirts and merchandise.

"We own our masters. So it's endless, really. So the Motley Crue business machine will always run. It's just one part of our business is closing down."

Sixx added: "To be honest with you, there's a part of this that's brand extension if you think about it.

"When a band checks out and they do it the way that we're doing it, there's pride in that name."