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The Rockstar Ramblings: Old School Crue

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This week Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM) alerted his followers via Twitter to the song “Nobody Knows What It’s Like To Be Lonely”, an early (pre ‘Too Fast For Love’) Motley Crue recording.

The song is different than what you will find on their albums, longer than most Motley Crue songs, taking its time to build. The guitar is crunchy and evil sounding, Vince’s vocals are also different, dirtier and not forced. How many of these songs exist? Can (also, should) Motley’s next album pull a Van Halen, mixing new material and old tracks re-recorded?

Other candidates include “Toast Of The Town”, one of the first singles the band recorded (can now be found on re-mastered/reissued versions of ‘Too Fast For Love’) and “Running Wild In The Night”, an early Crue club favorite.

For a band that has its share of rises, falls, and rises it makes perfect sense to do this. The band has stated recently that they are winding down and planning to “retire” the Motley Crue brand soon. Would the fans want to hear classic Crue, new songs, or a mix in a final album? Come on @NikkiSixx – make this happen!

Nobody Knows What It’s Like To Be Lonely

Toast Of The Town

Running Wild In The Night

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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