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Below is our complete Motley Crue news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
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There have been some rumors circulating recently that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been tapped to finish out the postponed dates of AC/DC‘s North American tour. TMZ - as reported earlier this week - have photographed Axl Rose and members of AC/DC emerging from the same rehearsal studio in Atlanta, GA this past weekend.
Today both bands have made a surprising official joint statement, announcing Axl Rose as permanent new AC/DC frontman and revealing also retired Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil as Guns N’ Roses' new vocalist. The move comes as a result of AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson being forced to stop touring by his doctor or risk permanent hearing loss. More...
During Tommy Lee's drum solo on the final show ever of Mötley Crüe at Staple's Center in Los Angeles, California (Thursday, December 31, 2015), "The Crüecifly" rollercoaster drum set breaks down and malfunctions. As road crew members attempted to fix the structure, Lee said:
"It looks like the roller coaster is broken. Well, fuck the roller coaster! Come on, guys, help. Come get me. I can't believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn't right when I took off."
The kit afterwards was rolled back to the stage without Tommy, allowing the drummer to finish playing the show.
Check out the clip below.
Live Nation TV is streaming a new behind-the-scenes video from Mötley Crüe's "The Final Tour". The clip includes new interviews with members of the band and the anatomy of a live show. States Live Nation TV: "In this episode of we meet up with Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and the Mötley Crüe crew on the last leg of their final tour to talk about the evolution of their legendary performances. We learn about the original vision, pyrotechnics, and all the engineering that goes into Tommy Lee's drum roller coaster: The Mother Fucking Crüecifly."
Check it out now below:
The Cringe will be supporting Mötley Crüe on “The Final Tour” this summer alongside very special guest Alice Cooper.
The Cringe, reprising a support slot from the fall/winter leg of the Mötley Crüe tour, will join the epic summer outing for 27 dates beginning July 28th through September 6th and is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Hiding In Plain Sight."
“We are absolutely honored to join Mötley Crüe on their ‘Final Tour’ and could not be more excited to hit the road with them and Alice Cooper again!” said John Cusimano, frontman for The Cringe. “We had an amazing time going out and playing shows with these musical icons last year and are really looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at these shows. This is truly one of those classic moments in rock and roll history and we’re going to enjoy the ride.” More...
Vince Neil has once again become a YouTube sensation or punch line depending on your viewpoint. This week Neil sang the National Anthem at a Las Vegas Outlaws inaugural football game. (Special guest surprise at 7:35…) More...
This week girl fights, insanity and the end of Motley Crue (sort of). Given the band’s Vegas connections there should really be a line on how long before the band gets back together (after their “final” show) with their WE ARE LIARS TOUR! More...
Rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland, known for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80’s and 90’s, has opened up his archives for the first time.
Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery to unearth a stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days – many spanning back nearly twenty years. The following press release was issued about the restored images:
"Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints.
"Kirkland has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N’ Roses during the 'Sweet Child ‘O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.
"Visit Black Lightning Gallery and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more. Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time."
Kirkland also adds: "I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide." More...
New videos from Tigertailz, Accept and country artist Justin Moore (featuring Motley Crue); welcome to the country ramblings. More...
Vince Neil has performed as the lead singer for Motley Crue, a solo artist after being fired/quitting Motley Crue and continues to perform shows in between Crue gigs. In addition to his vocal career, Neil has also invested in tattoos, tequila and even an airline. Oh, and of course, a strip club. More...
This week Motley Crue announced their retirement, sort of. Via a press conference the band announced a retirement that would begin after a two-year tour. Apparently they signed a contract that is completely valid unless they all decide to void or write up a new contract. Anyway, there is going to be a U.S. and International tour, maybe a new album, and a country tribute album. I’m sure the country tribute album will bring it all together. More...
American glam metal legends Motley Crue have announced that they will be embarking on a 72 date tour across North America this year, where they will be joined by shock rock icon, Alice Cooper, before retiring the band at the end of 2014.
The group held a press conference today confirming the retirement rumours and announced that tickets for the tour would go on sale tomorrow for fan club members, before being made available to the public from Friday and Saturday is different areas.
You can check out a promotional video for the tour below. The initial tour dates are as follows: More...
My personal confessions are less about what I enjoy that would shred my credibility through a wood chipper and more about which bands I used to despise that I'd never talk shit about today. Namely, I used to really hate System of a Down, Iron Maiden, Behemoth and Chimaira. After only hearing a handful of songs from each, I decided that all were overrated before actually giving their discography a real chance.
Holy shit did I regret that later on after listening to Chimaira's self-titled album, Iron Maiden's “Powerslave”, “Zos Kia Cultus,” and the entirety of “Toxicity” (although I still maintain that “Chop Suey” has always been overrated and overplayed and I'm not a fan of the title track on “Resurrection”).
It's hard to look at yourself after talking shit about music that you were completely ignorant about. Eventually, I moved on to "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,” “Resurrection,” and “Steal This Album” and realized that I was talking out my ass and sounded like one of those guys who calls eurodance “techno” but has never listened to speedcore or confuses hip-hop with R&B. More...
This week Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM) alerted his followers via Twitter to the song “Nobody Knows What It’s Like To Be Lonely”, an early (pre ‘Too Fast For Love’) Motley Crue recording. More...
At a recent solo show, Vince Neil (Motley Crue) had a fan removed from a show, but not before throwing a punch at him. During the concert (footage below), Vince stopped during the song, “Kick Start My Heart” and is heard shouting at the fan before lunging at him with an old-school uppercut. More...
As the holidays approach a look at some packaged DVD/CD sets, new releases on the horizon, and yes, one hard-to-buy-for Christmas recommendation. More...
The truck carrying all of the pyrotechnics equipment to the KISS/Motley Crue concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan was involved in an accident on the highway and overturned. Nobody was hurt, and both bands have rescheduled their concert for September 6th.
Nikki Sixx shared a few tweets and photos of the crash site on his twitter page, which you can access by reading the full article at this location. Refunds are available to those concertgoers who are not able to reschedule for the following night's show. Both bands issued a joint statement that appeared on KISS Online, which follows below.
"On its way to Detroit, our pyro truck was involved in an accident and flipped, spilling our gear all along the freeway. We owe you the show you expect and deserve, so we’ve jointly decided to give our crews the 24 hours necessary to piece everything together to make it possible. The party is now Thursday night, September 6th. See you there!"
Currently three weeks into a 42 date tour opening for Kiss and Mötley Crüe, THE TREATMENT has announced six club shows to take place on off days of the tour. Five of the shows are headlining shows and one show in Spokane, Washington is supporting Bobaflex. Tickets for all headline shows are $10 or less. Local support bands will fill out the bills.
THE TREATMENT off-dates are:
August 20th- Hawthorne Theater- Portland, Oregon
August 21st- The A Club- Spokane, Washington (supporting Bobaflex)
August 23rd – Base Camp- Denver, Colorado
September 6th- The Rave Bar- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 9th- The Frequency- Madison, Wisconsin
September 17th-The Met Café- Providence, Rhode Island
Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses) is back with his new band named Adler and a new single titled “The One You Hated.” The band insists that the band is about a man/woman relationship and not what we all assume: heroin. Of course, I guess it could be about Axl Rose as well, or maybe the song is about Steven from the mindset of Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew. Either way you look at it, Steven has an impressive memory catalog to pull inspiration from… More...
I picture Vince Neil kicking it in his backyard with a couple of buddies (and a couple of groupies, one young, one looking somewhat weathered), sharing a joint and several Budweiser beers, when someone leans in and asks Neil, “So, what’s next?” Vince ponders the rock and roll bar, his tequila business, the tattoo shops, and the charter airline business. Vince takes a long pull from his can of Bud and his eyes open up wide. More...
Hard rock legends Kiss and Motley Crue recently announced a summer tour of the U.S., dubbed "The Tour." Well, Motley Crue just posted up a tour trailer for the event, which can be seen here: