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Mötley Crüe

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Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They have also achieved seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications, nine Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (including 1989's Dr. Feelgood, which is Mötley Crüe's only album to reach number one), twenty-two Top 40 mainstream rock hits, and six Top 20 pop singles. The band experienced several short-term lineup changes in the 1990s and 2000s; these included the introduction of vocalist John Corabi (who was Neil's replacement from 1992 to 1996) and drummers Randy Castillo and Samantha Maloney, both of whom filled in for Lee following his departure from Mötley Crüe in 1999; he returned to the band in 2004, and their current lineup has been the same as the original since then.

The members of Mötley Crüe have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the androgynous personae they maintained. Following the hard rock and heavy metal origins on the band's first two albums, Too Fast for Love (1981) and Shout at the Devil (1983), the release of its third album Theatre of Pain (1985) saw Mötley Crüe joining the first wave of glam metal. The band has also been known for their elaborate live performances, which feature flame thrower guitars, roller coaster drum kits, and heavy use of pyrotechnics(fireworks) (including lighting Sixx on fire). Mötley Crüe's most recent studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. What was planned to be the band's final show took place on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015. The concert was filmed for a theatrical and Blu-ray release in 2016.After two-and-a-half years of inactivity, Neil announced in September 2018 that Mötley Crüe had reunited and was working on new material. On March 22, 2019, the band released four new songs on the soundtrack for its Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the band's New York Times best-selling autobiography of the same name. The soundtrack went to number one on the iTunes All Genres Album Chart, number 3 on the Billboard Top Album and Digital Album sales charts, number 10 on the Billboard 200, and Top 10 worldwide. The autobiography returned to New York Times Best Seller list at number 6 on Nonfiction Print and number 8 on Nonfiction Combined Print & E-Book. Mötley Crüe is currently scheduled to embark on its first major tour in seven years in the summer and fall of 2022, co-headlining a North American tour with Def Leppard.

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August 3, 2022

Amazon Prime mistakes Steel Panther for Mötley Crüe with documentary artwork

"Who's gonna tell them?" The post Amazon Prime mistakes Steel Panther for Mötley Crüe with documentary artwork appeared first on NME.

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July 26, 2022

Hanoi Rocks guitarist says Vince Neil never apologised for death of the band’s drummer

The Mötley Crüe singer crashed into another car while drunk in 1984, resulting in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley The post Hanoi Rocks guitarist says Vince Neil never apologised for death of the band’s drummer appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Forcing Poison to Cancel Nashville Show

Poison is on tour providing support for Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe's massive The Stadium Tour

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June 30, 2022

Tommy Lee plays first full Mötley Crüe show since breaking his ribs

He sustained the injury falling down some stairs while on vacation The post Tommy Lee plays first full Mötley Crüe show since breaking his ribs appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Tommy Lee Performs First Full Mötley Crüe Show Since Breaking Four Ribs

Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer Tommy Clufetos had been splitting drumming duties with Lee

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June 17, 2022

Watch Mötley Crüe Perform With Machine Gun Kelly at Reunion Tour Kickoff

Group kicks off their first concert in 7 years with "Wild Side"

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June 17, 2022

Mötley Crüe bring out Machine Gun Kelly as US tour begins in Atlanta

Drummer Tommy Lee also had to be replaced half way through the band's set due to an ongoing injury The post Mötley Crüe bring out Machine Gun Kelly as US tour begins in Atlanta appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2022

Tommy Lee Will ‘Beast Through’ Broken Ribs Pain for Mötley Crüe Shows

Musician gets an assist from Ozzy Osbourne's drummer Tommy Clufetos at tour opener

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June 16, 2022

As Mötley Crüe Hits the Road, BMG Aims to Kickstart the Band’s Newly Purchased Catalog

Don't expect the same ol' situation for upcoming Crüe reissues. "In the next few years we want to be celebrating every single one of [the band's] albums in a spectacular fashion," says a BMG exec.

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June 15, 2022

Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus and more to play Taylor Hawkins tribute gig in Los Angeles

Kiss' Gene Simmons, Joan Jett, Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and members of Queen will also perform in honour of the late Foo Fighters drummer The post Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus and more to play Taylor Hawkins tribute gig in Los Angeles appeared first on NME.

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June 5, 2022

‘Pistol’: Separating Fact From Fiction in Danny Boyle’s New Sex Pistols Miniseries

The FX series sticks closer to the historical record than recent efforts by Mötley Crüe, Queen, and Elton John, but it still veers away from reality at certain points

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May 28, 2022

Bring Me The Horizon recall being branded a “Mötley Crüe-esque bunch of fucking dickheads”

Frontman Oli Sykes has spoken about how the band were portrayed by the media at the beginning of their career The post Bring Me The Horizon recall being branded a “Mötley Crüe-esque bunch of fucking dickheads” appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2022

Nikki Sixx distances Mötley Crüe from unauthorised play

"Mötley Crüe has no connection or affiliation with this play whatsoever" The post Nikki Sixx distances Mötley Crüe from unauthorised play appeared first on NME.

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March 25, 2022

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on New LP, Upcoming Motley Crue Tour, and Why They’ll Never Retire

They're about to start a three-year stadium tour with Poison and Mötley Crüe, but just don't call them hair metal

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March 18, 2022

Nikki Sixx Talks Invitation to Join ‘American Idol’ For Sunset Strip Episode: ‘I Did Not Hesitate’

The Mötley Crüe bassist will mentor singers and play 'Home Sweet Home' on Sunday night's episode.

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February 20, 2022

Former Mötley Crüe singer says ‘Pam & Tommy’ is “full of bullshit”

John Corabi dubbed the new TV series "98 per cent fictional" The post Former Mötley Crüe singer says ‘Pam & Tommy’ is “full of bullshit” appeared first on NME.

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February 19, 2022

Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins responds to Mötley Crüe beef depicted in ‘Pam & Tommy’

"Mötley Crüe and I’ve never been in the same studio" The post Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins responds to Mötley Crüe beef depicted in ‘Pam & Tommy’ appeared first on NME.

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February 17, 2022

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Joan Jett, and Poison Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

The long-delayed tour from four 1980s rock mainstays is finally coming to North American stadiums

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February 17, 2022

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe Announce Rescheduled Summer Stadium Tour

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison will support the long-awaited summer trek

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February 16, 2022

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard says he’s a fan of Mötley Crüe, despite ongoing feud

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx have recently been embroiled in a war of words The post Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard says he’s a fan of Mötley Crüe, despite ongoing feud appeared first on NME.

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February 8, 2022

Eddie Vedder makes jab at Mötley Crüe during New Jersey concert

Sixx recently called Pearl Jam "one of the most boring bands in history" after Vedder dismissed the hair metal group in an interview The post Eddie Vedder makes jab at Mötley Crüe during New Jersey concert appeared first on NME.

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February 5, 2022

Nikki Sixx Calls Pearl Jam ‘One of the Most Boring Bands in History’ After Eddie Vedder Diss

Mötley Crüe bassist also compared Vedder’s vocal style to singing with "marbles in your mouth" after Pearl Jam singer called hair metal band "vacuous"

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February 5, 2022

Nikki Sixx responds to Eddie Vedder’s criticism of Mötley Crüe: “It’s kind of a compliment, isn’t it?”

The Pearl Jam frontman recently spoke in an interview of how "vacuous" he found the eighties hair metal scene, singling out Mötley Crüe The post Nikki Sixx responds to Eddie Vedder’s criticism of Mötley Crüe: “It’s kind of a compliment, isn’t it?” appeared first on NME.

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December 1, 2021

Mötley Crüe sell catalogue to BMG for reported £110million

"Their extensive track record of success in rock made them the perfect home to continue preserving and growing our musical legacy," the band said The post Mötley Crüe sell catalogue to BMG for reported £110million appeared first on NME.

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November 30, 2021

Mötley Crüe Sell Entire Recorded Music Catalog to BMG

The hair metal giants acquired their recorded music rights in the Nineties and have now cashed out in a new deal with BMG

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November 30, 2021

BMG Acquires Mötley Crüe’s Recordings Catalog

BMG has acquired Mötley Crüe‘s entire recorded music catalog in a deal that marks the company’s largest single-artist deal since its founding in 2008, it was announced Tuesday (Nov. 30). BMG’s global catalog team plans to work closely with the band and its management to re-promote the releases starting next year. “It feels amazing to […]

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November 7, 2021

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says he wants to release a children’s book in 2022

The heavy metallers have long held a reputation for being quite non-child-friendly with their numerous controversies The post Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says he wants to release a children’s book in 2022 appeared first on NME.

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October 27, 2021

Mötley Crüe Tommy Lee’s gives approval to viral gyroscope drummer

Soundtracked by AC/DC, the clip has been viewed almost 9million times on TikTok The post Mötley Crüe Tommy Lee’s gives approval to viral gyroscope drummer appeared first on NME.

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October 18, 2021

Mötley Crüe confirm Vince Neil broke “a few ribs” during stage fall

"Vince is back home and resting" The post Mötley Crüe confirm Vince Neil broke “a few ribs” during stage fall appeared first on NME.

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October 16, 2021

Mötley Crüe Singer Vince Neil Breaks Ribs After Falling Off Stage

Neil rushed to hospital after accidentally stepping off stage during concert at Tennessee festival

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Discs

The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets) [feat. Motley Crue, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New]

August 5, 2022

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Classless Act (feat. Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe)

May 20, 2022

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The Dirt Soundtrack

March 22, 2019

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Like a Virgin

March 15, 2019

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The Dirt (Est. 1981) [feat. Machine Gun Kelly]

February 22, 2019

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All Bad Things

January 20, 2015

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Live Wire

September 28, 2011

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Kiss The Sky

September 28, 2011

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I Will Survive

September 28, 2011

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Hotter Than Hell

September 28, 2011

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Same Ol' Situation (Live)

November 7, 2009

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Saints of Los Angeles

November 24, 2008

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SEX

June 24, 2008

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White Punks On Dope (Live)

June 24, 2008

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Shout At The Devil (Demo)

June 24, 2008

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Rocketship

June 24, 2008

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Looks That Kill (Demo)

June 24, 2008

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Hell On High Heels (Live)

June 24, 2008

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Confessions

June 24, 2008

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Afraid (Swine Mix/Jimbo Mix)

June 24, 2008

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1st Band On The Moon (Demo)

June 24, 2008

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Wreck Me

June 24, 2008

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Porno Star (Demo)

June 24, 2008

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Kickstart My Heart (Live)

June 24, 2008

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Saints Of Los Angeles

June 24, 2008

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White Trash Circus

June 18, 2008

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Carnival Of Sins: Live

February 7, 2006

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Home Sweet Home

September 27, 2005

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New Tattoo

July 11, 2000

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Live: Entertainment Or Death

November 23, 1999

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Supersonic And Demonic Relics

June 29, 1999

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Generation Swine

June 24, 1997

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Mötley Crüe

March 15, 1994

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Dr. Feelgood

September 1, 1989

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Dr. Feelgood (40th Anniversary) [2021 - Remaster]

September 1, 1989

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Girls, Girls, Girls

May 15, 1987

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Girls, Girls, Girls (40th Anniversary) [2021 - Remaster]

May 15, 1987

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Theatre Of Pain

June 21, 1985

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Theatre of Pain (40th Anniversary) [2021 - Remaster]

June 21, 1985

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Shout At The Devil

September 26, 1983

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Shout At The Devil (40th Anniversary) [2021 - Remaster]

September 26, 1983

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Too Fast For Love

November 10, 1981

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Too Fast For Love (40th Anniversary) [2021 - Remaster]

November 10, 1981

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