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Motley Crue To Become Las Vegas House Band For The Month Of February

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Motley Crue has announced that it will be taking up a steady gig in Las Vegas for the month of February. The band will be performing a test run of twelve shows at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Casino between Feb 3rd through the 19th. This will be the first metal "house" band in Las Vegas, a town known for steady residency gigs of other types of musical performers such as Toni Braxton, Elton John and Bette Midler. The band made the announcement on the Piers Morgan show, and had the following quotes to say:

“It is a dream come true for me especially living in and loving Las Vegas,” says singer Vince Neil. “I am thrilled that a guy like Piers Morgan would help kick it off!" Adds drummer Tommy Lee, “I don't know about you, but when I think of Mötley Crüe I think of filthy sex, drugs, a REALLY big show and way too much fun... sounds like Las Vegas doesn't it? A match made in heaven!!!”

“We are very excited to announce our upcoming partnership with legendary rockers Mötley Crüe,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “The one-of-a-kind production will be the most unique, interactive, fan-driven concert experience the band has ever created. Mötley Crüe is a perfect fit for the Hard Rock and we can’t wait for this unforgettable residency to begin!”

Adds Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas, “We’re thrilled that Mötley Crüe is creating their most notorious show ever and bringing it to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in notorious Las Vegas. This concert experience is going to represent what the fans love most about Mötley Crüe, the Hard Rock and Las Vegas: good times, rock n’ roll and a stage show like no one has ever seen before!”

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brandedcfh420's avatar

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

this is news?!?!?!

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. wilco writes:

blblblba

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. sonictherapy writes:

@Branded - It would be nice if some speed metal group would become the house act at Caesars or something. That will never happen, though. They cater to tourists with fanny packs, and LA weekend partiers.

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, Crue's style is pretty much perfect for the Vegas party atmosphere. As a band, it's probably a nice gig to have some steady pay for a while without traveling all over the place.

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Netromancer writes:

If Mick Mars is still playing with them it would be nice for him not to have to travel. He and Tommy were always the only real talent in the band anyway. And before the fanboys start bawling I loved the Crue as a kid. Their early stuff is great.

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Probably a win/win for both band and venue. I mean who would you rather see; Celine Dion or the Crue. I loved the Crue as a teen also. I really havent paid much attention to them in so long. I did see them on Ozzfest a year and a half ago and i can say they've certainly have seen thier better days. Neils voice is much,much worse than it was when i had last saw them in the summer of '90.

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. lee73 writes:

Well where do u start. Netromancer obviously forgot to mention Nikki Sixx the man who writes most of their stuff, Vince's voice is Motley, remember when they TRIED to replace him, BAD. I saw them in Brisbane recently AND THEY ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! Of course they all look a lot older but who doesnt, I say they have come through the storm really well. Read "The Dirt", it's a wonder they are still breathing!!!!!!

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. lee73 writes:

Well where do u start. Netromancer obviously forgot to mention Nikki Sixx the man who writes most of their stuff, Vince's voice is Motley, remember when they TRIED to replace him, BAD. I saw them in Brisbane recently AND THEY ROCKED!!!!!!!!!! Of course they all look a lot older but who doesnt, I say they have come through the storm really well. Read "The Dirt", it's a wonder they are still breathing!!!!!!

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Extend Crue Dates writes:

I love music in general in various genre's, but CRUE in Vegas are you kinding me....this would be a great show. I hope they extend the dates because I am going to vegas the following weekend after their last scheduled date. If they extend it and are playing when I'm in town I am definately there.

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Netromancer writes:

Read up a bit and I stand corrected. Apparently Nikki wrote most of their material for the first 4 albums. I was talking from an instrumental standpoint. Nikki had said in a very old interview that he took up bass because he actually stole one by accident. I mistook that as a indicator of his musical talent. As a bassist myself I can admit I've been underestimated as well ;)

# Dec 3, 2011 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. LORI MC GRAIL writes:

I JUST SAW MOTLEY AND POISON 2 TIMES THIS YEAR AND THEY ARE STILL NUMBER ONE IN MY BOOK! AND YES THEY HAVE PARTIED PLAYED ROCKED ECT ECT DRUGS ECT ECT BUT WHO WOULDN'T HAVE IF THEY WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION! AND WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE? DO YOU LIVE A ANGELIC PRISTINE LIFE YOURSELF? ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE THEM! P.S FLYING IN FROM MICHIGAN TO SEE THEM IN VEGAS TWO TIMES SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!! FROM A LONG TIME MOTLEY CRUE FAN TO OBVIOUSLY A JUDGEMENTAL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT NEED TO NOT POST IF THEY DONT HAVE SOMETHING GOOD TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROCK ON MOTLEY SEE YOU ON THE 14TH AND 15TH

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. duncan hills writes:

ECT ECT ECT indeed!

i had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't april. not that it's necessarily bad news or despicable behaviour, but "motley crue to become las vegas house band" really does sound like an april fools' headline ;)

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Been-a-Dreamer writes:

Well, I've been a Crue fan for as long as I can remember. At first, this seemed kind of odd; I mean when I think of a Vegas house act, I think of guys like wayne newton. Anyway, if this works for both the band & it's fans, I say good luck, & have a great time. I know people don't like this band, & will probably have a few jokes to throw around... but I don't care. Besides, I can just imagine what the bean-bag lickers at blabbermouth are typing over this! BM really is troll country...

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. spiral_architect writes:

I HAPPEN TO LIKE MOTLEY CRUE A LOT. I'D LOVE TO BE AT THESE UPCOMING SHOWS!

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Jackrum writes:

The CRUE dont need a douche bag (c)Punter like morgan to do anything for them they are bigger than that up his own arse feckwit pee rick

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Tommy Live Wire The ultimate Tribute to Motley Crue writes:

Hey That's Great news!!! but my question is Vince Neil Singing at the Hard rock???? who is that in the picture? It said the revamped Vince Neil???.If Vince isn't going to be there i wont be going!!! "Tommy" Live Wire(Jeff Martino)

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

I was thinking it was a celine dion type deal, play at the same venue 4 nights a week for a year or two but two weeks?
But i agree they fit the vegas party type mold, idk if thats good news for vince neal, that guy is always getting in trouble in vegas...
Lets see if he can make that 2 week run without getting arrested or threatening anyone..

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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