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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.
Nikki Sixx has posted the following message on the groups web page diary:
"As far as the FCC probe and MÖTLEY CRÜE (On 'Leno'), wouldn't our country be better served if our government put their resources in better places? This is just proof that we are moving backwards. A four-letter word slip-up after midnight is not world news, but considering their ridiculous stance, I will say it reeks of the 1950s.
"Anyway, doesn't Motley Crue usually do the probing?
"About Mick Mars and all the rumors of his replacement? He was the guy whose bone disease had tore him physically down and wore out his hip. He was the one who said 'I'm gonna get this fucking hip replaced,' so you guys better be ready 'cause I wanna go kick ass. We are, he has and the rest, as they say, is history.
"See you CRÜEheads on tour..."
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that in front of a celebrity crowd that included Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Dennis Rodman and Playboy playmate Brande Roderick, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil and Lia Gerardini exchanged vows in an emotional ceremony with MC Hammer officiating at the Four Seasons on Sunday (January 9).
Read the full article at Las Vegas Review Journal.
Former Beautiful Creatures DJ Ashba is the latest guitarist to be linked by internet rumours to Motley Crue, Reports on certain websites have suggested that he will replace Mick Mars for the band's upcoming world tour. But Ashba has quickly rubbished these rumours, insisting that he's concentrating on his own band, Ashba, and isn't about to become a Crue member.
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is to marry girlfriend Liz Gerardini. The ceremony, in Las Vegas (where else?), will be conducted by...rapper MC Hammer.
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, "The new season of 'American Idol' begins on January 18th and one of the guest celebrity judges is going to be Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. Or as we like to call him, the real William Hung!"
NBC hasn't received any calls about the F-word that Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil dropped during the live New Year's Eve broadcast of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
"Happy ----ing New Year, Tommy!" Neil said to bandmate Tommy Lee shortly after midnight, USA Today reported Monday.
The remark was carried to viewers on the East Coast but was edited out before it was broadcast in the West.
Leno normally tapes his show for broadcast later in the evening but does a live version for New Year's Eve. He had never a problem with profanities before, although the word has slipped out from time to time on other programs.
"The network has not received any calls regarding the incident," an NBC official, who asked not be identified, said Monday.
Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.
Former Jane's Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro has strongly denied internet reports that he will replace Mick Mars on the upcoming Motley Crue re-union tour. Navarro insists that Mars will be with the band.
A boatload of rumors are surfacing that Dave Navarro (of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) is replacing Mick Mars on the upcoming Motley Crue reunion tour dates. The reason is due to Mick's on-going health problems.
Motley Crue have gotten together for a world tour dubbed, "Red, White, and Crue", for American dates. For World tour dates they have dubbed it, "Better Live than Dead". Tour dates are as follows:
Mon-2/14/2005 San Juan , Puerto Rico Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Thu-2/17/2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL , USA Office Depot Center
Fri-2/18/2005 Tampa FL , USA St. Pete Times Forum
Sun-2/20/2005 Greenville SC , USA Bi-Lo Center
Tue-2/22/2005 Cleveland OH , USA Gund Arena
Wed-2/23/2005 Toronto ON , Canada Air Canada Center
Fri-2/25/2005 Detroit MI , USA The Palace
Sun-2/27/2005 Ottawa ON , Canada Corel Centre
Thu-3/03/2005 New York NY , USA Madison Square Garden
Fri-3/04/2005 Philadelphia PA , USA Wachovia Spectrum
Sat-3/05/2005 Boston MA , USA Fleet Center
Sun-3/06/2005 Washington D.C. , USA MCI Center
Tue-3/08/2005 Columbus OH , USA Schottenstein Center
Thu-3/10/2005 Chicago IL , USA Allstate Arena
Sat-3/12/2005 Milwaukee WI , USA Cellular Arena
Mon-3/14/2005 Minneapolis MN , USA Target Center
Tue-3/15/2005 Kansas City MO , USA Kemper Arena
Thu-3/17/2005 Dallas TX , USA Nokia Live
Sat-3/19/2005 Phoenix AZ , USA Cricket Pavillion
Sun-3/20/2005 Las Vegas NV , USA The Joint
Tue-3/22/2005 San Diego CA , USA Coors Amphitheatre
Wed-3/23/2005 Los Angeles CA , USA The Forum (tentative)
Fri-3/25/2005 Reno NV , USA Reno Events Center
Sat-3/26/2005 Oakland CA , USA Oakland Arena
Wed-6/08/2005 Turku , Finland Rock in Turku 2005/Ellysee Arena
Fri-6/10/2005 Oslo , Norway Spektrum Skooks Out
Sat-6/11/2005 Solvesborg , Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
Sun-6/12/2005 Bologna , Italy Gods of Metal
Tue-6/14/2005 Glasgow , Scotland SECC
Wed-6/15/2005 Manchester , England Evening News Arena
Fri-6/17/2005 Birmingham , England NEC
Sat-6/18/2005 Cardiff , Wales International Arena
Sun-06/19/2005 London , England Wembley, Arena
Vince Neil recently spoke to Hugh Hart of the Philadelphia Inquirer about having his face and body get worked over big time by a team of consultants on 'Remaking', a "reality" series of 90-minute specials premiering Saturday (January 1) at 9 p.m. on VH1. "I'd watch these shows where people are a bit overweight and say to myself, 'God, I wish something like that would happen to light the fire under my butt and get into the gym,' because I was about 15 pounds over what I want to be," the Motley Crue frontman explained. You can read that complete interview here.
In other "news," Vince Neil took part in an interview with WRIF in Detroit and was asked to comment on the Ashlee Simpson 'Saturday Night Live' lip-synching fiasco. "I'm glad [she was exposed on national TV], too, because there's a lot of people... the majority of the new people that are out there now, these teenagers basically do movies and then figure they can just go out and put out a record," Neil said. "The way the technology is today, you can just go in there and sing, and a guy can actually adjust every syllable and every word that you just sang and make it sound amazing. And then these people go on stage, and they have no talent, so they lip-synch. And it's cheating everybody. I'm glad she got caught. And I've seen her sing since then, and she sucks." You can read that one here.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee doesn't sound too psyched about the band's reunion, calling it "totally awkward!" He told Blender magazine, "This whole thing's kind of whack. I'm not sure any of [the songs] are that great. To be honest, I don't even know why we're doing this interview." As for being back in the same room with frontman Vince Neil, who he got in a fistfight with six years ago, Lee admitted, "one thing I don't miss about Motley Crue is seeing Vince's bloated, disrespectful ass every day."
In related news, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee were on the Fox News Channel to discuss their reunion tour and New Year's Eve gig on 'The Tonigth Show with Jay Leno'. You can watch the interview here.
Motley Crue will be performing on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Friday, New Year's Eve (December 31), on NBC.
Accept, Black Label Society and Yngwie Malmsteen are the latest confirmations for the Gods of Metal festival, a two-day event scheduled to take place June 11-12, 2005 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy. Also set to perform at the festival are Iron Maiden (June 11) and Motley Crue (June 12). More confirmations will be announced soon.
Motley Crue's live performance of 'Dr. Feelgood' last Friday, December 10th on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' is available for download on Connect.com for 99 cents. Download and listen here.
Finnish Melodic Power metallers Thunderstone have been confirmed as supporting act for legendary California rockers Motley Crue at two shows in Finland: Jäähalli, Helsinki on June 7th 2005 and Elysee Areena, Turku on June 8th 2005. Included in the line-up for these "Rock in Helsinki" and "Rock in Turku" events are also Finish rockers Private Line and a not yet announced very special guest.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed to TotalRock that his other band, the Brides Of Destruction, are finished. It was thought that they would be put on hold while the Crue reunion happens. But this is no longer the case.
Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM has confirmed to Blabbermouth.net that Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul was uninjured in the shooting incident at a Columbus nightclub which resulted in the death of Paul's brother, Dimebag Darrell. According to Scoop, who attended the concert and briefly saw Vinnie following the incident, Paul was in a complete state of shock and expressed his desire to be with his brother right after the shooting occurred.
A friend of Scoop's, Kevin Minerd, who also attended the concert, told Blabbermouth.net that the gunman entered the stage from the left side and walked over to the right side where Dimebag was standing before grabbing the guitarist and pumping several bullets into him. Additional shots were fired, although it's presently unclear which other member of Damageplan, if any, was killed in the incident.
"A Columbus police officer, when he arrived, engaged the shooter, and the shooter is also dead, and if the officer hadn't acted when he did and how he did, we'd probably be looking at more dead, because this guy was actively shooting," Sergeant Brent Mull, public information officer, told MTV News.
"We have 200-plus patrons that we have sequestered inside three city buses," Sergeant Mull explained. "We are interviewing them one by one. The ones that were inside and witnessed this, ran for their lives and were in fear for their lives. They are victims too, and we want to take care of them."
As news of Dimebag's (born Darrell Lance Abbott in Dallas, Texas on August 20, 1966) bizarre and tragic demise rippled through the metal community, the news was met with shock and sadness.
"I'm speechless," friend and Rob Zombie/Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson told MTV. "This is totally unreal. Dimebag is a fucking legend and this is total bullshit."
"This is insane and this is beyond travesty," Killswitch Engage frontman, and former Damageplan tour partner, Howard Jones said. "This is beyond anything I've ever heard. This shouldn't happen in or outside of the rock and metal community. He will be missed and mourned as a person, as a musician, and as a friend."
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, whose band has toured with Pantera and has featured Dimebag guest appearances on their albums, stated in a posting on Anthrax's web site, "I am devastated as I'm sure we all are. All I can convey at this moment are my condolences to Rita and Vinnie and the whole family. My heart is with you."
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx offered the following: "Dime, I will never forget all the times you made us laugh. I'm so happy we got to spend the day together in London recently… We should all live our lives as full as you have. I will miss you, as will all of us... This is a sad day."
Rich Ward (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo): "Darrell was as nice as they come. During the times that I spent with him, I wondered why he played in such a heavy band. Not that he didn't have the ability to school all of us that dared to share a stage with him, but because he seemed like such a gentle and kind man. He had a great sense of humor and was someone that everyone in the room gravitated toward. He never carried himself like the big rock star that he really was, instead he came across humble and appreciative. I consider it a privilege to have known him, as he was one of the 'real' guys in the business and as Zakk [Wylde] would say, 'one of the boys'!"
Shaun Glass (Soil): "Today I am saddened to say I lost my friend and hero it sickens me that someone would take away a person that brought so much joy to so many people. Love ya, Double D."
Jon Dette (ex-Slayer, Testament): "My brother just called to tell me that Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage tonight. Words cannot express the sadness I'm feeling right now and my condolences go out to Vinnie Paul and the Abbott family for their loss. This is a huge tragedy for the music world."
Orange County, California-based sextet Bleed The Sky (recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records): "It's a sad day in heavy metal, Dimebag Darrell formerly of Pantera, was shot and killed while performing with Damageplan in Ohio. We would more than likely not be a band if it wasn't for him, and can't possibly imagine the pain that his brother and his family must be in. RIP, brother, heavy music will never be the same without you."
The raucous rulers of the sex-and-drugs-fueled nightlife on L.A.'s Sunset Strip have returned to their old stomping grounds. All four original members of Motley Crue, the glam-metal gods who've sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and who paved the way for other seminal rock acts, have reunited for the first time in six years, announcing a new world tour — VH1 & VH1 Classic Present "Mötley Crüe: Red White & Crüe Tour 2005…Better Live Than Dead" — and giving their fans a live taste of it. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 11 at Ticketmaster and VH1.com.
The event at the Hollywood Palladium began at 6:00 p.m. with a press conference announcing the tour, a new anthology album and the debut of a fresh single and video, "If I Die Tomorrow". The new tour, it was revealed during the press conference, resulted not only from strong demand by homegrown audiences, but was largely fueled by the diligent efforts of Mags Revell, a U.K. promoter with Metropolis Music Group, who launched his own grass-roots campaign in the U.K. designed to get the band to reunite. Taking the unprecedented steps of placing advertising in U.K. media and putting a hold on concert venues in the U.K. for June, 2005, Revell's efforts quickly gained traction with fans all across the world who added fuel to the fire by taking to the Internet and spreading the word.
Said Revell, "I honestly did not know until now whether Motley Crue would respond to our efforts. With the help of tens of thousands of fans in the UK and around the world, I wanted to show the band that there was a real demand for their reunion and I took a big risk. This is the band that we all never thought we'd have the chance to see live again and I strongly admire them for responding to their fans. It is the realization of a dream for so many people for whom Motley Crue represents what rock music is all about.”
"Motley Crue are a gang of musicians that climbed the mountain of rock to success," Allen Kovac, CEO of Tenth Street Entertainment, said in a statement. "This tour and new music delivers to all those who love one of rock's most passionate and aggressive bands." More...
CNN's Larry King conducted a brief interview with all four members of Motley Crue prior to the group taking the stage at The Palladium in Hollywood, California on Monday night (December 6) following the official press conference to announce their upcoming reunion tour. Read on for a transcript. More...
Motley Crue and Brides of Destruction bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message to the "Diary" section of Crue's official web site: "Today we were hanging out and Tommy [Lee] said something that made a lot of sense to us. He said, 'You know, sometimes you go into something thinking it's gonna be the way it used to be, but when you finally get there, it's not what you expected.' On that note… I think it's fair to say we've been having a good time getting our feet wet. Thanks for the support on 'If I Die Tomorrow'. We feel it's a breath of fresh air for us. We've always been about doing the unexpected. So what's next? Live?"