John 5 Says New Motley Crue Music Is Heavier Than Ever
When asked about how the sessions had gone, John 5 compared the experience to how Metallica was seen working with Rock, all together in a live room, which was new for him because he normally recorded in the studio control room.
“Bob would come in and [say], ‘OK, let’s try this here, and that here and this here,’” 5 noted. “It was one of the most incredible experiences ever. … I’m thinking, ‘We’ve got so much great technology today’… but we got in that room and it was like being in a garage working on a song when you were in high school. … It was incredible, and we documented a lot of it too.”
Turning to the new material, he said, “The songs are fucking heavy. … I sound like a little excited kid right now, but they’re heavy and they’re mean. I can’t wait for them to come out. I’m just so excited.” When Trunk asked if they compared to Crue’s work on their second album, John 5 replied that “there’s some riffs that are heavier than anything that’s on Shout at the Devil.”
John 5 went on to say that although he wasn’t aware of release details, he was certain they’d come up with a “handful” of “fucking killer tracks.” "I don’t know if they’re completely done but I would say they’re like probably 98%," he explained. "It has to mixed; it has to be mastered. … All I can tell you is that it’s heavy and it’s aggressive, and I think people are going to dig it because, talking as a fan, it’s fucking badass."
On the subject of Crue’s upcoming plans, the guitarist noted, “Hopefully we're going to keep rockin’ this … they seem to be on fire. … There’s talks for a lot of things in the future. Hopefully, we just keep going and going and going and going until – who knows – maybe the 50th anniversary? ... I think that it’s going to keep going because no one has talked about slowing down.”