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Formed: 1981
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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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Miscues Prompt No Encore For Motley Crue In Vegas

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Motley Crue's concert ended on a strained note Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel. Unhappy with technical difficulties, the band members walked off the stage at the end of the show and didn't return for an encore.

Read the full article at Las Vegas Review Journal.

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Nikki Sixx Talks About Linkin Park Collaboration

'Showbiz Tonight' host A.J. Hammer talked to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx about a collaboration with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington to help Hurricane Katrina victims. You can watch the two-minute segment aired Wednesday (September 28) at CNN.com.

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Vince Neil Back On Stage After Injury

Motley Crue spokeswoman Hannah Kampf tells The Associated Press singer Vince Neil performed with no problems Sunday night in Memphis, Tennessee, after tearing a calf muscle about five songs into a show Friday at Atlanta's Philips Arena.

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Vince Neil Tears Calf Muscle, Cuts Motley Crue Set

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message in his online diary on Sunday:

"During 'Live Wire' last night Vince's [Neil] left leg completely gave out. He said it felt like a snap or he had been hit was something extremely heavy in the calf. It was right before intermission and after we finished the song without him, we went backstage where he was surrounded by paramedics. They said he probably tore something in his calf and he needed to go to the hospital right away. He wanted to go back onstage, but to be honest, he couldn't even stand. Finally he was rushed to the hospital and the report is that he did tear the muscle, but it's not as bad as it could be. He will be able to perform but can't really jump around until it heals... Usually these type of injuries take up to six weeks to heal so he's very lucky."

"We have a day off today and tomorrow is a show in Memphis, then another day off. So that leaves him more time offstage than usual. We honor the tickets for the show in Atlanta.

"Vince feels horrible, and he wanted to finish the show but I think it's better he didn't in the big picture.

"From all four of us, we're very sorry and will be back to Atlanta. No shows will be cancelled."

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Crue To Record Home Sweet Home w/ Bennington

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary:

"Tomorrow [Saturday, September 10] will be a long day, but a good day. We need to be at CMT studios in Nashville to cut 'Home Sweet Home' live with Chester [Bennington] from LINKIN PARK at 9 a.m. We're gonna have other players as well — piano, a second guitar, strings, choir etc. We're doing this for the hurricane relief fund. Then we go to a recording studio with everybody in tow and cut it proper for a single to be released to raise more money to help the people of New Orleans, then we have a concert that night.

"Tonight was our 100th show so far...

"Got to go to Nashville now..."

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Motley Crue, SOAD, Slipknot, Mudvayne Show Numbers

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine:

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
City/State: Bristow, Va.
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 10,336
Capacity: 22,667

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center
City/State: Holmdel, N.J.
Date: Aug. 14, 2005
Attendance: 16,203
Capacity: 16,944

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
City/State: Wantagh, N.Y.
Date: Aug. 16, 2005
Attendance: 13,281
Capacity: 13,855

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: New England Dodge Music Center
City/State: Hartford, Conn.
Date: Aug. 20, 2005
Attendance: 9,918
Capacity: 24,212

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
City/State: Manchester, N.H.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 7,565
Capacity: 8,469

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: DTE Energy Music Center
City/State: Clarkston, Mich.
Date: Aug. 24, 2005
Attendance: 15,663
Capacity: 15,663

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
City/State: The Woodlands, Texas
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 11,600
Capacity: 15,809

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Continental Airlines Arena
City/State: East Rutherford, N.J.
Date: Aug. 23, 2005
Attendance: 16,209
Capacity: 17,417

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Hampton Coliseum
City/State: Hampton, Va.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 5,928
Capacity: 11,699

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: 1st Mariner Arena
City/State: Baltimore, Md.
Date: Aug. 22, 2005
Attendance: 6,644
Capacity: 12,758

Artist/Event: MUSHROOMHEAD, DOPE, PITBULL DAYCARE, NOCTURNE
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 28, 2005
Attendance: 314
Capacity: 1,800

Artist/Event: MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 17, 2005
Attendance: 1,800
Capacity: 1,800

Artist/Event: ROB ZOMBIE, MASTODON
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 19, 2005
Attendance: 1,800
Capacity: 1,800

Artist/Event: SLIPKNOT, ARCH ENEMY, DEVILDRIVER
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 21-22, 2005
Attendance: 3,600
Capacity: 3,600

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Motley Crue On Masters Of Rock w/ Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson returned to Radio 2 with a new series tracing the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal. You can listen to Thursday's 1-hour show, with guests Motley Crue, at BBC.co.uk.

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Tommy Lee Discusses Nick Carter Collaboration

RollingStone.com caught up with Tommy Lee for a Q&A and asked the Motley Crue drummer how long he debated having Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter on his new album 'Tommyland: The Ride'. "I knew that was coming," Lee laughed. "Nick wanted me to write for him on his solo record. He wanted something edgier, and I was like, 'Hmm, I don't know'. But I took a meeting with him, and much to my surprise he was a huge rock fan. I popped out his CD player in his car and it was filled with Physical Graffiti and AC/DC and Sabbath. It kinda blew my mind. We did these two killer tracks together, so I said, 'Can I use one of those?' Let me tell you something: That motherfu**er came into the studio and out-partied people like Slash. [Nick's] a fu**ing maniac. And that's coming from me. I mean, I'm serious."

Read the full article at Rollingstone.com.

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Motley Crue To Support Rolling Stones On US Tour

Motley Crue are the latest band confirmed to support the Rolling Stones on their US tour. The Crue will be on the bill for the dates in Seattle on October 30 and Portland on November 1.

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Nikki Sixx Plans Book 'The Heroin Diaries'

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is planning to make his book 'The Heroin Diaries' a wide-ranging experience. Accompanying the book will be a soundtrack album, with each track having a mini movie shot for it.

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Nikki Sixx Launches Personal Website

The personal site for Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx, has launched on Friday and has been getting great response from fans all over the world. Check out NikkiSixx.net for updated diary posts, photography from Nikki and information on Running Wild In The Night, Nikki's new charity for runaway youth.

Nikki Sixx comments: "As with all things creative this site and things with this site will be evolving and changing over time. I hope you enjoy this site as much as me and Shaun did in putting it together. I feel there is something for everybody here. I'll keep you updated and here we go."

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Tommy Lee Denies Wedding Rumors

The Associated Press reports Tommy Lee says he and Pamela Anderson aren't getting married again. "Noooo," he told "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno Monday night.

The couple, who were married in 1995, divorced in 1998. They have been on and off again ever since. They were photographed together in Hawaii last month, and that's when the marriage rumors started, Lee said.

"I took Pamela and the kids to Hawaii for her birthday. And anytime we get together for any length of time, people are like, `Oh, they're getting married,'" he said.

Anderson had told reporters she and Lee weren't getting back together, but the 42-year-old rocker renewed speculation when he told People magazine: "We're crazy in love. We're going to take things slowly and see where they go."

"You know, we're stuck together forever. We love each other dearly and we have two beautiful kids," Lee told Leno. "But as far as getting married or engaged, I'm not engaged or married."

The couple have two sons, Brandon, 9, and Dylan, 7.

Lee's new show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College," debuts Aug. 16 on NBC.

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Tommy Lee's Talking About Pamela Again

In what is so definitely metal news (pardon the sarcasm), FemaleFirst.co.uk reports that Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee insists he was faithful to Pamela Anderson during their two turbulent marriages. "There's too much temptation. You have to be so in love to stay monogamous," Lee said. "I wasn't unfaithful to Pamela, but everybody has a line and mine was 'watching is OK'. If girls wanted to put on a little showcase, that would be nice. But it's not my favorite thing in the world." You can read more of this article on FemaleFirst.co.uk.

Asked about his relationship with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee tells People magazine, "We're crazy in love. At the end of the day, that's truly what my heart wants. I want us all to be together."

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Motorhead's Lemmy To Receive 'Living Legend' Award

Lemmy Kilmister, the notorious bass player and vocalist of U.K. rock 'n' roll titans Motörhead, will be honored with the very first "Living Legend" award at this year's inaugural Classic Rock Roll of Honor, organized by Classic Rock magazine. Taking place on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at London's Café De Paris, the Classic Rock Roll of Honor will celebrate the big names as well as the unsung heroes from the diverse world of rock 'n' roll and promises to take a fresh approach to the tired award ceremony format.

To coincide with the 30th Anniversary of Motörhead, the U.K.'s most revered rock 'n' roll outfit as well as, unbelievably, Lemmy's 60th birthday celebrations, the Classic Rock Roll of Honor will place a special emphasis on the often diluted "Lifetime Achievement" award category.

Rather than simply giving Lemmy the "Living Legend" award on the night, the Classic Rock Roll of Honor will dedicate an entire section of the evening's proceedings to pay homage to the remarkable achievements of one of the U.K.'s best-loved rock 'n' roll stars. The team behind Classic Rock magazine and the Classic Rock Roll of Honor have assembled a moving tribute package that comprises of testimonials and greetings to Lemmy from a raft of peers and young bands and musicians inspired by the star, as well as messages from fans of all ages. It is hoped that Lemmy and the rest of Motörhead will complete the evening with a brief acoustic set. This however, has not been confirmed by the band at this stage.

In addition to Lemmy's "Living Legend" award, there will be a further eight awards on the night, which will be announced soon. Classic Rock also has announced the categories and nominations for the very first Readers' Awards, which are voted for by the readers via text message ballot: More...

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Tommy Lee To Shoot Video For 'Good Times'

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has issued the following update via his official newsletter: "Finally returned from a very successful European tour with Motley! So nice to finally be home sweet home!... Ahhhhhh my own bed... been touring since February! I have a bit of a break before Motley starts up on our summer tour! I'll be shooting my first video for my new CD, called 'Good Times', on July 11th... Can't wait for ya'll to see it! Cya ya'll soon..."

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Tommy Lee Signs With Nickelback Label

Canoe reports that Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee, has signed with the independent Canadian label 604 Records.

Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, who is part owner of 604 Records, said: "I have been a big fan of Tommy, and Motley Crue for many years, and never dreamt that I would get to write a song with Tommy Lee, let alone release his album on my label.

"Everyone at 604 Records is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with an artist of Tommy Lee's stature."

Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," will be released through Universal Music Canada on Aug. 9.

"Tommyland: The Ride," Lee's third solo recording, will be released in conjunction with his new reality show, Tommy Lee Goes to College, which is being carried by CTV beginning Aug. 16.

The album features guest performances by Chad Kroeger, Carl Bell of Fuel, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, Butch Walker, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys

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Tommy Lee's Airport Security Problems Video

According to The Plain Dealer, Tommy Lee came up with a unique solution to airport security problems during MÖTLEY CRÜE's European tour. The human pincushion was giving the metal detector at German customs conniption fits, so Lee did the logical thing: He clambered onto the conveyor belt and let himself be scanned by the X-ray machine. Now, he's not only weapons-free, he's also his own light show. Download video footage of Tommy Lee being scanned by the X-ray machine at the Cologne airport on May 31, 2005 at this location (.ZIP file, 6 MB).

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Zombie Explains Why He Decided To Do Ozzfest 2005

Launch Radio Networks reports: With his second movie, "The Devil's Rejects", opening in July and a new studio album still to be completed, you might think Rob Zombie has enough on his plate. But instead, Zombie is also headlining the second stage of Ozzfest 2005. The rocker-turned-filmmaker told Launch why he decided to spend his summer on the road. "The timing was good, because the movie will be completely done," he said. "There'll be nothing more to do and I'll have enough time where I wouldn't jump into the next thing yet. And the main thing was just the idea of headlining second stage, is what really attracted me."

Ozzfest 2005 begins on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Written and directed by Zombie, "The Devil's Rejects" is a loose sequel to his 2003 directorial debut, "House Of 1000 Corpses". The film opens in theatres on July 22.

Zombie recently told Rolling Stone that he'll finish his new album this fall after Ozzfest is over. Among the people who have played on the record so far are LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese.

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Motley Crue Posts New Video Online

Motley Crue's new video for "Sick Love Song" has been posted on their website at http://www.motley.com/sicklovesong/SickLoveSong.html.

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Motley Crue Sues NBC For Violation of Free Speech

A copy of MÖTLEY CRÜE's actual legal lawsuit document filed on Tuesday (May 24) against NBC for banning the group after lead singer Vince Neil used an expletive during a live broadcast of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" has been made available for download as a .ZIP file at this location (700 KB).

According to the Associated Press, the federal lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, accuses the network of violating the band's free-speech rights and hurting its record sales by barring it from NBC shows to placate the Federal Communications Commission. The suit seeks a court order lifting the ban as well as unspecified damages.

Neil used the f-word during the live New Year's Eve broadcast as he yelled a greeting to bandmate Tommy Lee shortly after midnight.

Though carried live on the East Coast, the remark was excised in other time zones. Neil was unaware his statement was aired live, according to the lawsuit. The FCC said it received complaints about the broadcast.

The lawsuit accuses NBC of singling out the group, saying network officials stopped short of banning other artists who swore on-air, including U2 frontman Bono, who used the same expletive at last year's Golden Globe Awards.

"This is about fair and equal treatment. We have a right to be treated in the same way as other artists who have made the same mistake," bassist Nikki Sixx said in a statement.

The network dismissed the lawsuit as meritless.

"To ensure compliance with its broadcast standards, NBC has the right to decide not to invite back guests who violate those standards and use an expletive during a live entertainment program," the company said in statement. "We will defend the case vigorously and we fully expect to prevail."

The group claims a planned appearance on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly" was canceled, while it was prohibited from other network programs. That allegedly cost it media exposure that weakened ticket, merchandise and album sales, the suit claims.

The lawsuit questions why NBC announced that Lee would appear individually in an upcoming television reality show despite the ban, contending the network censored the group as a whole to mollify federal officials so it would avoid sanctions against its business.

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