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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.
Motley Crue are reportedly working with the celebrated Cirque Du Soleil on the stage set for their upcoming world tour, which kicks off on February 14 in Puerto Rico. British fans will get to see this event in June.
When Hammerfall will playing their hometown Göteborg on April 30th, there will be support be a special guest: Pretty Maids. This is a one-off arrangement, other "Icebreaker Festival" dates will feature Lordi plus two other acts.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr. 21 Z7 – Pratteln, SWI
Apr. 22 Filharmonie – Filderstadt, GER
Apr. 23 Stadthalle – Lichtenfels, GER
Apr. 24 Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, GER
Apr. 30 Scandinavium – Göteborg, SWE
Dronjak is currently travelling through Europe on a promotion tour together with singer Joacim Cans. As Oscar posted on the official website:
I write this in the plane from Milan. We woke up in Madrid this morning, and now we're heading to Athens. Things are going extremely well - everyone seem to share our sentiments regarding "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" — and it feels great to travel around Europe, talking to enthusiastic journalists about something you have worked so damn hard for for such damn long time!
In other news, Hammerfall are slated for an appearance at the Gods Of Metal Festival in Italy, taking place on June 11-12th. Other confirmed acts are Motley Crue, Accept, Iron Maiden and Slayer – as Oscar commented: "What was that you said? 1986 all over again?"
The new album "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken" will be in stores March 7th. The clip for the first single "Blood Bound" has been posted on the website of the major Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. You can see pictures from the video here.
The following was posted to the WILDHEARTS email list by guitarist GINGER, who recently joined BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the band recently vacated by MOTLEY CRUE guitarist NIKKI SIXX:
I have been offered the job playing second guitar, as well as helping write the new album, for The Brides Of Destruction. This does not mean that The Wildhearts are over, it just means that I am going through a traumatic time of my life and need a break from being the frontman/chief in charge.
My spirits are low and my performance as a lead singer would not be worth the admission fee, believe me. I cannot stop playing music however, and the offer to join The Brides has come at a time where I desperately need to concentrate on something to help me cope, both mentally and emotionally. Tracii and the guys have been so kind to me, and I am more than grateful for their friendship and encouragement.
If everyone can kindly allow me the time to heal I would be grateful for the considerate approach to this most unfortunate of times for me. I trust I can count on the fans for support, as opposed to knee jerk opinions and malicious gossip.
Thank you, and never take advantage of the love that you have in your life.
Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:
Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing
Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)
Having previously programmed only Saturday and Sunday, the proposed expansion would make 2005 the biggest Download ever - with both weekend and day tickets being sold for the 60,000 capacity Donington Park event.
At present, the festival is scheduled to take place on the weekend of 11-12 June but according to a popular music weekly, organisers are hoping to run the event on Friday 10th as well. It is believed that Feeder have been approached to headline that day, followed by an Ozzy Osbourne-curated Ozzfest day on the Saturday. Word is, that Ozzy may re-form Black Sabbath to headline this day!
Other strong rumours doing the rounds include Velvet Revolver, Motley Crue, The Datsuns, The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.
System Of A Down have revealed via their own website that they will be playing on the Sunday, which is expected to be a more traditional metal line-up.
Download 2005 takes place at Donington Park, Derbyshire, on 11-12 June (and possibly the 10th). It is believed that tickets will go on sale in February.
SLAYER and OBITUARY are the latest confirmation for the Gods of Metal Festival 2005, set to take place June 11-12, 2005 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna, Italy.
They join IRON MAIDEN (who headline on the 11th), the reunited MOTLEY CRUE (who headline on the 12th) and ACCEPT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. More bands will be announced soon.
Former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick is the latest to deny rumours that he's going to replace Mick Mars on the upcoming Motley Crue re-union tour. Internet reports had suggested that Kulick would be brought in for the supposedly ailing Mars, but he strongly refutes this claim.
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil took part in an online chat with fans on MSN on January 4th, and was asked about his recent appearance with crutches on VH1. "I slipped and fell like a moron and broke my ankle," Neil explained. "It wasn't anything exciting or anything, I was cleaning the windows of my Ferrari and slipped and fell. (laughs) And when I fell I went to brace myself with the side view mirror and ripped it off."
Read the full article at MSN.
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.