53 year old Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx‘s longtime girlfriend Courtney Bingham is planning to make her birthday more fun for him than for her. Bingham will turn 27 on Sept. 5, and will celebrate by performing a striptease as the Crue performs ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, Michigan. Check out a photo of Bingham getting ready via tmz.com below.
Sixx and Bingham have been dating since 2010, ever since Nikki and Kat Von D split. Have fun Nikki!
Nikki told Billboard.com that Motley Crue may get together to put together more new music, but there is no telling when or in what configuation the new material may surface. “It takes time to put together music,” said Nikki Sixx. “Right now we’re just writing music. There’s tons of material always there — there’s riffs for days, ideas, choruses here, verses there. For us, it’s how many songs have we written (and) how many do we love and what do we want to do with them? It’s about finding the time to go home, be off the road, get everybody in a room and start riffing and see where it does.”
“We happened to have this song everyone was really excited about, so instead of saying, ‘Let’s add it to the pile of songs we have and we’ll sort ’em out later,’ we were, ‘Hey, let’s finish this one up,'” Sixx recalls. “We got it out there for the fans, for the tour, and it’s exciting for the band to play something new. We love the classics and the hits, and I know the fans love that, too, but to be able to play something new is great.”
He adds that the Crue didn’t do much radio or video promotion behind the latest single, “We wanted to save that big push for when we do (an album),” he says, “but the way the song is connecting with people feels like the way the music used to connect with people when we were a baby band and just had our first record out. The song really seems to work.”
Don’t look for the Crue to repeat their recently residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas anytime soon, as Nikki says, “Not at this time, no. It feels good to be the first band to go in and do it, and it also feels good that we won and such a large level. When we first started talking about it, a lot of people were like, ‘This is a career killer. This is going to tarnish your image forever.’ And we were like, ‘Why? That doesn’t make any sense.’ It worked, and if anything it put the focus on the fact that we’re not just any band. I think there’s something unique about us i the fact we’re always willing to take a chance. But there’s no plan to do it again right now. Whether we do it or not again, I don’t know.”