The Scene: Backstage after a concert in Phoenix, six police officers suddenly burst into Mötley Crüe’s dressing room.
Police Officer One: Is this the guy who attacked the security officer?
Police Officer Two: I don’t know. They both have facial hair.
Police Officer One [to Nikki Sixx]: Put your hands behind your back.
Police Officer Two [to Tommy Lee]: You too. . . .
[The police lead Sixx and Lee, who is wearing nothing but tight rubber shorts, into the corridor and toward the backstage exit. Two teenage Mötley Crüe fans tentatively approach them, each clutching a copy of Shout at the Devil on vinyl.]
Fan: Can you sign these for us?
Meanwhile, singer Vince Neil blow dries his hair nonchalantly, as he has throughout the incident, while guitarist Mick Mars lounges in a chair nearby.
Mick Mars [to me]: Well, what did you think of the show?
From Everyone Loves You When You're Dead. Copyright © 2011 by Neil Strauss. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.
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