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Motley Crue Have Their Day in Los Angeles

July 31, 2008 2:08 PM ET

The Mayor of Los Angeles has declared today, July 31st, "Mötley Crüe Saints of Los Angeles Day" in the California city. The band will mark the occasion by joining a partnership with the Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd. to give back to local artists. So why are Motley Crue getting their own day? Anyone who's read about the band's debauch exploits in their biography The Dirt — which the band drew from for their new album Saints of Los Angeles — can attest to how much the band has contributed to the City of Angels. Tommy Lee and the gang better not enjoy Crüe Day that much, however, as the band is scheduled to play a concert in Phoenix, Arizona tonight.

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