Nikki Sixx said the process of creating the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt rekindled the band member’s relationships.
Sixx admitted that after the band’s 2015 farewell tour, the band felt disconnected. “I think I was just detached in a lot of ways,” he said. “I wasn’t detached onstage, but it just didn’t feel like a camaraderie backstage. We would do our meet-and-greets and we all would be cordial, but it just didn’t feel the same.”
Fortunately, the movie reconnected the friendships. “It was a collaborative, collective, constant sober gang mentality,” Sixx added. “It almost realigned us back to the way we were when we were a club band fighting for a little bit of notoriety on the Sunset Strip. We were a gang again — we weren’t just a rock band. We talked on the phone every day or we were in rehearsals. I have really fond memories.”