Mötley Crüe imploded at a very bad time. The group's 1989 disc Dr. Feelgood was their biggest yet and they had a slim chance of being one of the few hair metal bands to survive the grunge era, but in 1992 old tensions boiled over and Vince Neil left the band. (To this day they can't agree on whether or not he was fired or quit.) John Corabi was brought in and they cut a new album, five long years after Dr. Feelgood came out. They tried to make a Nine Inch Nails-inspired disc, but by that point nobody cared.
They hit the road with Corabi in 1994, but this was the era of Green Day and Weezer. The Crüe seemed like fossils, and without Neil they struggled to sell any tickets. Corabi is a great singer, but fans want to hear Vince Neil sing the hits, and that's all there is to it.