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Motley Crue To Begin World Tour On July 4th

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MÖTLEY CRÜE will launch a world tour, in support of their new album, The Dirt, on July 4th.

In an online post, drummer Tommy Lee also commented on his status in the group, stating, "Nope! I never quit! Silly rumors! We're all together! We're goin' on a world tour starting July 4th!"

As previously reported, Mötley Crüe has set a July 8th release date for The Dirt, their ninth studio album. The first single from the new album is expected to impact radio on May 7th.

The new album is based on The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band, the 448-page tome which catalogues the drug and alcohol abuse, nasty infighting, and sex parties of Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx.

A film version of the book is expected to be released this year by Paramount and MTV. It's been billed as a true-life version of This Is Spinal Tap.

Mötley Crüe was formed in 1981 and, as one of the best-selling hard rock heavy metal acts, have sold 50-million albums worldwide.

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1. 7dustrulesall writes:

Sounds good, I like Motley Crue, Im not a huge fan but I like some of their songs. I know that Bobaflex really wants to tour with these guys, so if they get booked on the tour I will for sure be there. That, and it all depends on how much they are gonna charge for tickets.

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. AlexThreeSix writes:

gotta love the crue!!

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Agnostic Priest writes:

No you don't, I f***in hate the crue!

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BLACKDOG writes:

Hopefully Tommy realizes that his manager work's for him and not the other way around.(what a jack ass)Anyway I look forward to the movie and album.Is it true that Johnny Knoxville will be playing Niki Sixx? I heard it was either him or one of the other Jack Asses.

# Feb 27, 2008 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm not looking forward to the movie at all. No doubt I'll end up watching it though. Is it true that Ozzy Osbourne will be played by Christopher Walken? That's what I've heard.

As far as the world tour goes, I like Motley Crue but I can't decide whether I can actually be arsed to shell out money to see them.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Steff writes:

watch your mouth agnostic freak bastard.
if you dont like them then dont read there stuff
thre amazing
and i love nikki and tommy
so to hell to you.

# Feb 29, 2008 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Steff writes:

watch your mouth agnostic freak bastard.
if you dont like them then dont read there stuff
thre amazing
and i love nikki and tommy
so to hell to you.

# Feb 29, 2008 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. negativeone936 writes:

wow didnt think these guys could even play anymore, haha i bet my mom would love that show!!

Now Playing: Poison the Well, Parks and What You Meant to Me

# Feb 29, 2008 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

I heard another rumour today that Val Kilmer is gonna play David Lee Roth. This movie sounds worse and worse.

# Feb 29, 2008 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. jester writes:

who the f*** listens to these guys other than americans?
a world tour will be a disaster.
no one would show up! HAHAHA!!!

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Agnostic Priest writes:

Steff writes: "watch your mouth agnostic freak bastard"
or else what?
Now here this Steff
Motely crue is f***in' horrible, they're one of the worst bands of all time, they suck so much a$$ its actually quite funny.
jester makes a good point too, who listens to this hair metal crap other than americans, redneck white trash americans to be more precise.
Whatcha gonna do bout it Steff, huh?
f*** yourself

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Actually I know some people who absolutely worship Motley Crue and we live in the UK. They're still a very popular band in all fairness. Whether they're any good is a matter of opinion.

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Agnostic Priest writes:

Really? well then I learned something new today

Seriously though, worshipping motely crue, thats pathetic
thats like worshipping a used douchebag

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Diamond Oz writes:

Time for me to learn something new. Since douchebag isn't a word used much over our fair isles, what does it mean?

I view Motley Crue as part of rock/metal history. As I said I like them but I'm not gonna regard them as gods or anything like that. Very few bands deserve extremely high praise. Being one of the bigest bands from the glam scene they were seminal in that part of rock and also, were a big part in pissing off the guys that decided/knew that metal wasn't about posing and big hair and the like and so as a backlash to glam, thrash grew.

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Agnostic Priest writes:

A douchebag is a piece of equipment used to cleanse vaginas, don't ask me how it works. And to worship the crue is pretty much the same as worshipping a peice of equipment such as this once it has been used multiple times.
Cuz yeah, I really don't like Motely Crue at all, I actually quite dislike all hair metal, it was totally lame in the 80's and the fact that some of those bands are still touring disappoints me.

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. motley sue writes:

MOTLEY CRUE ROCK'S CAN'T WAIT

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. godlike writes:

history lesson for posters number 13&14... a douchebag was used long before such thing as summers eve etc....
It was actually similar to an I.V."bag" in a hospital but this wouldve hung in the bathroom......
at any rate....the cleansing solution would be placed in the "bag" with a hose attached to the bottom...while the "bag" is suspended in the air... the hoses other end would be placed in the hooha and gravity would do the rest... while sitting on the toilet that is..!!

what am I hearing... Led Zeppelins 02 reunion show on DVD...!

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. LST77 writes:

godlike--Turns out that Diamond Oz isn't the only one learning something new here today. Can't say I really needed to know that, but something new anyway!

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BLACKDOG writes:

Christopher walken as Ozzy Ican see.Val Kilmer as David Lee Roth.......

He's a good enough actor so yeah I'm sure he can play the part.I'm just not so sure he'd be my first choice.

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow! Knowledge really is power!

I really can't imagine any of those actors in their rumoured roles. It's as crazy as the Iggy Pop movie rumour and that Elijah Wood was gonna play Iggy.

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. godlike writes:

uuhh thanks gents..!! didnt really wanna come off as a know it all... but it makes me laugh..
the term douchebag is thrown around alot... which is odd...cause I dont think they have even been used in probably 30-40 years...???
oh yeah....the subject is Motley Crue...
I cant see Walken as Ozzy or Kilmer as DLR... Kilmer was alright as Jim Morrison...but that was quite a few years ago...!!

LST77-- you mention Madison, WI in another thread....are you close to Madtown..??
I live a few hours from there...

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. LST77 writes:

godlike--I'm from Monroe, 45 minutes southwest of Madison. For all of you out there that have no clue where that is, trust me when I say you are lucky for that. The only good thing about where I live is I'm within a 150 miles of Milwaukee and Chicago, so it works great for a concert junkie like me. But if next winter is anything like this one, I'm migrating!

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKDOG writes:

ELIJAH WOOD !?!?!?

Ok I get it.He's trying to avoid spending the rest of his carreer as Frodo of the 9 fingers and the ring of doom etc.But IGGY POP !?!? C'MON MAN !!!!!!!

# Mar 1, 2008 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. godlike writes:

LST77...Ive heard of Monroe... I live over the border in Iowa.....Madtown is about a 3 hour drive???
Ive done some partying there over the years.... had some great herb from that area too..!!!

Elijah wood as Iggy Pop.....give me a break... that would be as bad as Danny Devito playing Lemmy in a Motohead movie...!!

AC/DC - Little lover

# Mar 2, 2008 @ 8:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. vike writes:

Yeah motley released some great albums, but vince live, just talks through the lyrics. I don't understand why he cops out so bad other than to save his voice for what he thinks might be more important gigs. I saw them live on direct tv. with some chick playin drums and they were horrible. The band was ok, but vince was just terrible. If your not going to give it all you got then what the hell. As far as a movie, that would be really interesting to see. To the people who hate hair metal, when you grow up you'll find hating one gere of music just to try to justify your particular favorite is just lame. You will never convince everyone that your music is the only way. Look at me, I still can't belive anyone ever liked the sex pistols.

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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