Nikki has compared Motley's retirement to a boxer bowing out gracefully at the top of his game. He says their decision to end their touring career on New Year's Eve in Los Angeles is all about pride, and that the move is having the desired effect.
Sixx tells For Bass Players Only: "It started with the idea of us not wanting to be what we've seen before - people hobbling off into the sunset. We watch it in boxing. I've seen some of my favorite football players who should have gone away a couple of seasons before.
"It's human nature to want to keep going, but you have to fight when you know there's the possibility of not looking great on the way out. It's better to pull it in a couple years too early, and that's really what we're doing." Read more here.