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Flashback: Motley Crue Rocks the US Festival in 1983

December 9, 2014

In May 1983, Mötley Crüe had just signed to Elektra Records, but they were in danger of getting dropped before they even released an album on the label. Who saved them? Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, who had an enormous wad of...

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10 'Farewell' Tours That Didn't Stick

September 5, 2014

When Mötley Crüe raised the idea of a farewell tour, the band was stunned by their booking agents' reaction. "They said to us, 'This is a good marketing thing,'" says bassist Nikki Sixx. "It really bummed us out." It's hard to fault the Crüe...

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Motley Crue's Big, Badass Influence on Today's Country

August 19, 2014

If there was ever any doubt as to how Eighties hard rock influenced contemporary country music, press play on Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe. Released today, the album assembles a cadre of modern country artists to interpret some...

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Gene Simmons' Suicide Comments Anger Nikki Sixx

August 14, 2014

UPDATE: Simmons has clarified his remarks about depression on his Facebook page, noting that, "I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression....

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Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee Helping Sum 41 Singer With Sobriety

July 10, 2014

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has credited Iggy Pop and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee with helping him stay sober in a new interview with Kerrang! (via NME). Years of heavy drinking caught up with Whibley earlier this year when his liver and...

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Watch Justin Moore Cover Motley Crue

July 1, 2014

"It's the country version of 'Home Sweet Home,'" Justin Moore told Rolling Stone Country on the set of his new video for the remake of the Mötley Crüe classic. "No, it's Justin's version of 'Home Sweet Home,'" Crüe lead singer Vince Neil...

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Motley Crue Tribute Now Due in August

June 10, 2014

Despite an originally announced release date of July 8th, country fans will have to wait an extra month for Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, an upcoming collection of countryfied Crüe covers that officially hits the shelves...

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Motley Crue Hoping for 'Triple R' Rating for 'The Dirt' Biopic

May 16, 2014

The members of Mötley Crüe recently sat through a reading of the script for The Dirt – the forthcoming biopic based on the group's uncountable NSFW exploits – and it shocked even them. "I was just like, 'What the fuck? That's insane,'"...

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Tommy Lee to Drum on Smashing Pumpkins LP

May 8, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins have revealed a guest performer who will play on all nine songs of their upcoming Monument to an Elegy LP: Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. "Yes, that Tommy Lee," the Smashing Pumpkins website said, with a picture of Lee flashing...

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Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx on Why Motley Crue Are Calling it Quits

January 29, 2014

Yesterday, Mötley Crüe announced their Final Tour – the only chance to see the iconic Hollywood heavy rockers' last-ever live shows. Indeed, the notion of an end for Mötley Crüe was emphasized by the Grand Guignol theatrics...

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19 Things We Learned Hanging Out Backstage With Mötley Crüe

August 19, 2014

It's four hours before Mötley Crüe hit the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver, and Nikki Sixx is sitting on his tour bus, leafing through a book about the 1936 Olympics and talking up his badass Uno game. "Last night I played with my wife and...

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iHeartRadio Fest: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher

July 23, 2014

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival is shaping up to be a typically star-studded concert, featuring a litany of pop's biggest artists performing over the course of two days. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley...

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Hear Motley Crue's Final Tour Anthem 'All Bad Things Must End'

July 7, 2014

"This ain't farewell, it's goodbye," Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil sings in the group's first song in two years, "All Bad Things Must End." The group is currently playing the tune as the centerpiece of the set list for its "Final Tour,"...

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Motley Crue, Justin Moore Exclusive Video

June 30, 2014

On July 1st, Rolling Stone Country will premiere the video for "Home Sweet Home," the first single off Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, which features artists including Florida Georgia Line, LeAnn Rimes, the Mavericks and Cassadee...

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Florida Georgia Line, LeAnn Rimes Cover Motley Crue

May 19, 2014

With their loud guitars and liberal use of pyro, country tours today often call to mind the arena-rock bands of the Eighties. It's not much of a surprise then that a country tribute album to hair-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe is on its way. Due...

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Billy Corgan Calls Tommy Lee Collaboration 'Supersonic Pumpkins'

May 9, 2014

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee's appearance on Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming record, Monument to an Elegy, came after Billy Corgan exclaimed, "We really need to get someone like Tommy to play on this song," he has revealed. Pumpkins guitarist...

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What's the Greatest Hair Metal Song?

January 31, 2014

This was a dark week for fans of 1980s hair metal. Mötley Crüe not only announced a farewell tour, they even signed a legal document mandating they can never reunite again. We don't know what sort of rock and roll court will enforce this agreement...

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Mötley Crüe Promise to Never Reunite

January 28, 2014

Mötley Crüe promise they will never, ever, ever get back together after they break up next year. Today, the band members went so far as to sign a "cessation of touring agreement" at a press conference in Los Angeles. That legal filing will go...

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Axl Rose and Tom Petty Duet

December 12, 2013

The 1989 MTV Video Music Awards were full of surprises. Neil Young's "This Note's For You" won Video of the Year over Madonna's "Like a Prayer" and Elvis Costello's "Veronica" won Best Male Video over Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step" and Steve Winwood...

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'Bad Grandpa' Director to Helm Motley Crue Biopic 'Dirt'

November 4, 2013

Director Jeff Tremaine pulled off an unlikely victory recently when his film Bad Grandpa dethroned the Oscar-destined drama Gravity for the top spot at the box office. Now firmly established as a lowbrow visionary, Tremaine has locked in his next...

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