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Motley Crue will tentatively kick off their North American reunion tour on February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Although no official announcement is likely to come before the band's press conference in Hollywood, CA on Monday (Dec. 6), these are the dates that are believed to have been confirmed for the tour so far: More...
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee shared his lust for Angelina Jolie, perhaps forgetting his abusive history with ex-wife Pamela Anderson might elicit some groans for his remarks. The rocker told Elle magazine for their January issue when asked if he had been with the actress: "I haven't, but if I do, I swear to God I'm going to tackle her and lick her and hit her over the head and drag her back to my house, caveman-style."
Motley Crue and Brides of Destruction bassist Nikki Sixx posted an update on the Diary section of Crue's official web site. Sixx writes, "I've been locked in my home studio writing music for 'The Heroin Diaries'. I've also been hard at work buttoning up the book [autobiography] (of the same name). All this stuff will come out next year. Very exciting project for me. I've turned my back on Pro Tools and have dived head-on into logic pro 7. A must tool for songwriting. The new Crue songs turned out fu**in killer. Not sure where they will turn up, but like any good splinter, I'm sure they will work themselves out and break through to the surface sometime. Who knows, not me. Mick [Mars] is doing great and sends his love."
Vince Neil has cancelled his UK tour. No official explanation has yet been offered. Perhaps this is related to the Motley Crue reunion and tour? More details as they become available.
The Motley Crue re-union moved a step nearer to reality, with the news that the Brides Of Destruction are being put on hold. This will allow bassist Nikki Sixx to fully concentrate on the aforementioned re-formation.
It's nice to hear that fans, bands, promoters and agents would like to see a Motley Crue tour. But right now I know Vince is booking tons of live shows, Tommy is busy promoting a book and doing his reality show and Mick is in rehabilitation after surgery (Who knows when and if he would feel up to it even if there was a tour) It takes four guys to do it. It hasn't happened since 1999.
All I know is all four of us haven't been in the same room in six years. In the world of Motley, I'd say don't hold your breath.
p.s. Props to whoever made the tour ad I saw on the net.
A three-minute video of Motley Crue singer Vince Neil leading the "Chicken Dance" at Cincinnati's Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati on Sunday (September 19) has been made available for download. Check it out at MBony.us.
Here's an update from Nikki Sixx:
Well, Stevo Bruno at Klown Records and I have finished up the production on the Motley demos. I feel real strong about the songs. They're on their way to Bob Rock to get his input. I look forward to re-recording the songs now that everybody will have a clear understanding of the direction of the music.
Next up is finishing the writing for the Brides. Me and Tracii have so much music, now we just need to finish what weve started.
My book deal for "The Heroin Diaries" is done. I changed publishers half way thru the deal and am now with Simon & Schuster. There will be a DVD attached to the release of it which will feature original music. So to say I have a busy next few months is a understatment.
I have hired the top litigator who I am using to sue Vans to dropkick Dragonfly Clothing as well. Can you believe I have to do this shit to get paid? I seem to attract people who believe they can take advantage of me, but like Elektra Records found out.. I have the devil runnin' thru my veins and I will not allow people to rip me off.
You must stand up for yourself if you wanna have any self-respect in business. But to be honest, it really sucks and isnt my idea of being an artist. But artists must stand up for themselves...or these companies will continue to rip off artists.
Nikki Sixx just made the following post on the Motley Crue messageboard:
The final depo in the vans law suit is monday. I'm excited to take them to court. They have offered settlements but they have all been a slap in the face. I can't wait to take them to court and set straight that companies cannot and will not be allowed to use celebrities images without permission.
On other new...Vince smoked the 4 new tunes...He sang the best ive heard in in years.
Names of songs...
Another Bad Day
Of course, these are demos and we're looking at recording them in the very near future. They're very Motley-sounding, I'd say "Feelgood" meets "Shout." I think you're gonna freak out when you hear these. It's true rock n roll. Nothing more, nothing less.
Toronto Star wrote an article about how "evil isn't what it used to be."
Parents groups, conservative politicians and religious wingnuts worried daily that exposure to metal was promoting everything from promiscuity, substance abuse and casual violence among teens to an overall increase in Satan's power over the surface of the earth. Tipper Gore, of the then-notorious Parents Music Resource Centre (PMRC), claimed the music told young people "It's okay to beat people up" and successfully lobbied for warning labels to be affixed to potentially offensive recordings. Geraldo Rivera presided over a straight-faced, primetime "news" special exploring the links between heavy metal and Satanism.
Ozzy Osbourne — already notorious in the midst of his drunken "lost years" for biting the heads off a dove and a bat (the latter, in Ozzy's defence, was accidental) — found himself dragged into California court over the first of two ludicrous legal claims that his song, "Suicide Solution," had convinced an unfortunate teenager to kill himself. British metallers Judas Priest would face a lawsuit of their own in Reno, Nevada a couple of years later when the families of two more suicidal teens claimed subliminal messages on the band's 1978 album, "Stained Class," had coaxed the boys to "do it." Slayer would be next in court in the '90s when three teens who murdered, then raped, a 15-year-old girl in a horrific "virgin sacrifice" claimed the band's blood-spattered lyrics were responsible.More...
Read the full article at Toronto Star.
Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil sat down exclusively with MuchMoreMusic's Bill Welychka in Buffalo, NY last week and cleared up recent rumors of a possible reunion/farewell tour.
"Two weeks ago in L.A., Tommy (Lee), Nikki (Sixx), myself and Mick (Mars) by phone sat in a room together with all the attorneys to see if we even wanted to do this," said Neil. "The fans are asking for it and I think it's time. It's a good thing and a good time to put a 'period' on the MÖTLEY CRÜE story. After, we'll call it quits and go back to doing what we've been doing for the past few years. It'll be closure for me — and this won't go on to be seven or eight 'farewell tours' like KISS or CHER... Everyone is on board and 95% committed. It's definitely time."
With sales upwards of the 40 million mark, the band battled well-documented years of drug abuse and mounting legal troubles. Neil contends, however, that this is a wiser and healthier MÖTLEY CRÜE.
The last time the four original members toured together was 1999, before personality differences forced the band off the road. MÖTLEY CRÜE toured again in 2000 without Tommy Lee. The upcoming tour is slated to last close to two years, and will most likely commence in February 2005.
Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly recently spoke with Motley Crue guitarist Nikki Sixx abou the band's first of three four-CD box sets, 'Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1'. Ferguson told Sixx that his "14-year-old self" crossed the band off his cool list in 1985, having determined they had turned into complete sellout pussies. "What do you do after 'Shout at the Devil?'" Sixx laughed. "Are you gonna start chopping up people on stage? We were like, 'Predictable.' So we go in the opposite direction with the lipstick and freak people out. The idea was to shake it up. We never wanted to be one of those bands where the first album looked, sounded and smelled like the fourth album. It was very important to embrace something, envelop it and then abandon it. Our interpretation of art was that we don't want you to know what you're gonna get every time. Although everyone would complain about us changing, soon after we did something, every other band was changing too. And the people that were following didn't have a clue as to what we were representing."
Read the full article at Orlando Weekly.
Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will sit in behind the kit at SKRAPE's show December 18 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, according to MTV.com. The event will be a returned favor of sorts, since SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt was the touring drummer in Lee's band earlier this year.
SKRAPE's sophomore album, "Up The Dose", is due on January 13 through RCA Records. It was produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK) and was recorded partially in SKRAPE's own Orlando, Florida rehearsal/recording studio.