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9 Rock Bands That Still Have Their Original Members

October 11th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
U2
It is a true musical rarity when a band can withstand the pressures of touring, internal struggles and outside pressures and stay an entity for an extended period of time. Only a handful of bands can say that they are still as tight of a unit many years after their humble beginnings until today. Many have replaced members but find that their sound just can't be replicated with anyone else, and so back to their original lineup they go.

1. ZZ Top

It was way back in 1969 when the bearded front men of Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill burst onto the music scene as ZZ Top, along with beardless dr...
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10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time

March 1st, 2014 10:00am EST
10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought "Well, these guys won't be around for long?" We've all been there (most of us thought that when we heard Justin Bieber's "Baby"), but this list is for those of us who heard a song or saw a music video and said, "Wow, now these guys/girls have something special."

To kick off our list, we will start with one of the best bands of the eighties. Def Leppard headed up the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and steamrolled the United States with their first hit song here, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak". To followup their albums "On Through The Nig...
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Motley Crue To Retire After One Last Tour - See Photos From Their Press Conference

January 29th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Motley Crue To Retire After One Last Tour - See Photos From Thei
Motley Crue is going on one last tour before calling it quits. On Tuesday, the band, which has been together for 33 years, held a press conference titled: "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End."

Alice Cooper will join the group to open all shows on its final 72-date tour.

Singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars signed legal papers at the conference to put an official end to the group.

The "Cessation of Touring" document prevents them from using the Mötley Crüe name after their tour ends.

Neil said at the conference: "We don't want to be one of...
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Motley Crue Calling It Quits After 33 Years, Will Head Out On 'Final Tour' With Alice Cooper

January 28th, 2014 3:13pm EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue has announced that they'll be hitting the road one last time.

The band held a press conference in Beacher's Madhouse Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, billed as "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End," prompting speculation that they would give it one more go-round before officially calling it quits.

Alice Cooper will join the band to open all shows on the 72-date tour.

VIP packages and tickets for the band's fan club members go on sale Wednesday, January 29, and the public onsale begins on Friday, January 31.

Last fall, drummer Tommy Lee revealed that the band was planning...
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Tommy Lee Wins Lawsuit Over Drum Kit Rollercoaster

January 2nd, 2014 9:09am EST
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue's Tommy Lee has won a lawsuit over an engineer who alleged the musician stole his idea for a drum kit rollercoaster.

The 51 year-old rocker used the stunt during the band's 2011 tour, where he could be seen turning upside down as he played, but Los Angeles-based engineer Scott King claimed he pitched a similar idea to Lee in 1991.

In 2012, King filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court demanding at least $400,000 in damages over allegations the renowned drummer stole his idea.

Nevertheless, King has lost the legal battle after a judge ruled he never obtained exclusive ...
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Vince Neil Has Surgery To Remove Kidney Stones

March 11th, 2013 9:01am EDT
Vince Neil
After doubling over in pain during a concert in Sydney, Australia, over the weekend, Motley Crue star Vince Neil has undergone surgery to remove kidney stones.

The band was forced to cut their gig short on Sunday, and the frontman was hospitalized. The group's manager Allen Kovac stated that Neil had been been experiencing health problems "for the last few days."

Bandmade Nikki Sixx posted on Facebook: "As many have heard we had to cut our set short by 4 songs... due to Vince be (sic) in severe pain on stage. He was doubled over on his dressing room floor 5 minutes till show time and was ...
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Motley Crue Singer Vince Neil Rushed To Hospital

March 10th, 2013 10:31am EDT
Vince Neil
Rockers Motley Crue cut short a gig in Australia on Sunday night as frontman Vince Neil was rushed to the hospital.

The band is currently touring Down Under with KISS and Thin Lizzy, and they were playing a second show at Sydney's Allphones Arena on Sunday when Neil fell ill.

The show was cut short and the singer was admitted to a local hospital to treat "internal pain."

Neil's bandmate Nikki Sixx explained the drama to fans in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progres...
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Vince Neil Breaks Foot, Says Motley Crue Tour Will Go On

September 14th, 2012 4:17pm EDT
Vince Neil
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has vowed to press on with the remaining dates on his band's joint tour with KISS, despite breaking his foot.

The rocker sustained the injury while performing in Ohio on Wednesday night, but he hopped back on the tour bus after the gig and headed to Toronto, Canada, where he underwent an X-ray on Thursday.

He has been fitted with a cast and given crutches to help him walk, and he took to his Twitter.com page shortly after receiving medical treatment to assure fans he will play through the pain and continue with the Toronto show on Thursday.

Apologising for...
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Kiss And Mötley Crüe Donate $50,000 To Operation Homefront Charity

September 6th, 2012 8:40am EDT
Kiss Motley Cure
Rockers Kiss and Mötley Crüe have shown off their generous side by donating $50,000 to a service members' charity championed by Tim McGraw.

During their joint show in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this week, the bands announced they are handing the cash over to Operation Homefront, which offers emergency financial aid to families of soldiers and wounded troops.

McGraw launched a nationwide program with the organization earlier this year, pledging to donate a mortgage-free home in each city on his summer tour, and the country star accepted the check on the charity's behalf from the rocker...
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SeaWorld Fires Back At Tommy Lee's Torture Claims

August 15th, 2012 10:33am EDT
Tommy Lee
Marine experts at San Diego, California's SeaWorld theme park have fired back at allegations they are torturing killer whales with Motley Crue tunes during Shamu Rocks shows.

Drummer Tommy Lee joined forces with officials from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) last week and sent a letter to SeaWorld bosses asking them to stop blaring music during the shows and urging them to cease playing his band's tracks.

However, SeaWorld representative Fred Jacobs insists the animal rights organization and Lee have their facts all wrong about the "effect of music on SeaWorld's kille...
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Kiss And Motley Crue To Donate $100,000 To Aurora Theatre Shooting Victims

August 10th, 2012 1:44pm EDT
Kiss And Motley Crue
Rockers Motley Crue and Kiss have pledged $100,000 to the victims of the Colorado cinema massacre.

During their joint concert in Denver on Wednesday, the bands announced they will hand the generous donation over to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Kiss frontman Paul Stanley have told how they hope the gesture will inspire others to give.

Sixx says in a statement, "Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado we wanted to do something to help the families and victims. We bonded together with our tour partners and friends Kiss to don...
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Tommy Lee Bans SeaWorld From Using Mötley Crüe Songs

August 10th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Motley Crue
Rocker Tommy Lee has fired off a letter to SeaWorld bosses demanding they quit playing his music as the loud noise makes life "hellish" for the theme park's animals.

The drummer has asked John T. Reilly, the president of the San Diego branch in California, to ban all Motley Crue tracks from the Shamu Rocks show, during which a killer whale performs tricks to rock music.

Animal-loving Lee claims the noise blasting through the complex harms the sea creatures, and wants no part in the "sad" production.

In his note, sent via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Lee writes, "I'm wr...
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Vince Neil Did A Face Plant While Performing At His Strip Club

April 16th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Vince Neil
Rocker Vince Neil was left red-faced on Saturday night after taking a nasty spill while performing at his new Las Vegas gentleman's club.

The Motley Crue star was onstage with a pair of scantily-clad dancers at his new strip club Girls, Girls, Girls when he lost his footing and face-planted in front of a packed crowd.

However, smooth Neil gracefully recovered from the tumble by rolling over and inching himself up to the edge of the stage for some one-on-one contact with fans in the front row.

It appears the rocker's mishap didn't put a damper on his weekend - on Sunday, he tweeted, "Grea...
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Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Rock Out Together At Golden Gods Awards (Video)

April 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp was a surprise performer at the Golden Gods Awards show on Wednesday night as he took to the stage with Marilyn Manson.

The Revolver magazine prize giving took place at the Club Nokia venue in Los Angeles and featured a closing set by Manson, who performed with Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen before introducing Depp to the stage.

The actor, who began his career in music before turning to Hollywood, thrilled the crowd by playing guitar with Manson on his cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and hit track "The Beautiful People."

During the show, Motley Crue star N...
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Kiss And Motley Crue Team Up For Summer Tour

March 21st, 2012 8:30am EDT
Kiss
Kiss and Motley Crue are uniting to thrill rock fans with a joint tour this summer.

The music legends will hit the road for a 40-date trek across America starting July 20th and the bands will play 90-minute sets each.

The tour comes 30 years after the groups last teamed up on the road, and the rockers can't wait to work together once again.

Motley Crue's Vince Neil says, "These guys are the baddest band in the f**king world. Our very first tour was with (KISS in) 1982. To be able to do it now is amazing."

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley adds, "Seeing them on stage, it was obvious back th...
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Rocker Nikki Sixx: Anti-Gay Kirk Cameron Is The 'A-Hole Of The Week'

March 5th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Kirk Cameron
Rocker Nikki Sixx has slammed actor Kirk Cameron for his controversial comments blasting homosexuality as "unnatural" and "detrimental."

The former "Growing Pains" star, now an evangelical Christian, spoke out against homosexuality during an interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Friday.

He told presenter Morgan, "I think that it's (homosexuality) unnatural. I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilisation."

His comments sparked fury among gay rights activists and a representative for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ...
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Motley Crue Rocker Nikki Sixx Slips And Falls Onstage

December 10th, 2011 11:30am EST
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx was left red-faced on Thursday after falling on his backside during a concert in England.

The band took the stage at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena as part of its U.K. tour, but fans were left gasping when Sixx tripped up four songs into the group's set as he strutted across the stage while performing "Shout at the Devil."

However, Sixx has brushed off the mishap, insisting the show was still thoroughly enjoyable.

Taking to Twitter.com after the show, he wrote, "Slipped and fell onstage.Fun... Rock n roll.Nottingham.Loud. motley crue."
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Motley Crue Confirm Las Vegas Residency

December 2nd, 2011 10:57am EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue have confirmed reports they will become the first heavy rock band to take on a Las Vegas residency when they play a three-week run in Sin City next year.

Rockers Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will appear live at the city's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a stint kicking off on February 3rd.

They confirmed the news during a TV interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night.

Frontman Neil tells the host, "We're the first rock band to ever have a residency. There's been bands like, you know, Santana, Elton John, all these kind of acts. But for us, ...
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Tommy Lee Sued By Former Assistant

December 1st, 2011 11:24am EST
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee has been hit with a lawsuit from his former assistant over allegations of unpaid wages.

Michael Sullivan claims he was regularly asked to work overtime during his six years with the Mötley Crüe drummer, but did not receive full payment for the extra hours.

The court papers, obtained by ET Online, state, "In general whether Sullivan was assisting Lee at his home/office/studio, or on the road while touring, Sullivan was required to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Sullivan alleges his position was terminated in March and he wants $50,000 in damages for "l...
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Motley Crue In Talks To Do Month-Long Residency In Las Vegas

November 30th, 2011 9:41am EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue are set to become the first heavy rock group to land a residency in Las Vegas, according to reports from Sin City.

The band is in talks to perform a month-long series of concerts at the Hard Rock Hotel beginning in February, according to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.

The group members are expected to make the "big announcement" during an appearance on CNN talk show Piers Morgan Tonight later this week.
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Tommy Lee's Reality TV Show Axed

November 28th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee's upcoming reality show has been axed, according to a report.

The Motley Crue drummer was set to star in Culture Shock with Tommy Lee, an investigative travel program on the SyFy Channel, however production talks have fallen through.

According to the New York Post, sources overheard the musician-turned-DJ telling pals at a New Jersey gig "the show just didn't work out."

The unscripted series would have been Lee's big return to TV - he teamed up with rapper Ludacris in 2008 to shoot eco-friendly show Planet Green.
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Fake Promoter Cheats $60,000 Out Of Indonesian Motley Crue Fans

October 16th, 2011 10:55am EDT
Motley Crue
More than 1,500 Motley Crue fans in Indonesia have been left out of pocket after a fake concert promoter sold tickets for a rock show that never was.

The bogus businessman netted an estimated $60,000 in ticket sales for a make believe Motley Crue concert.

The October 8 show was billed as the band's first-ever show in Indonesia and when word spread to the nation's top newspapers, band members slammed the reports, with drummer Tommy Lee insisting the story was the work of a shady promoter.

Police have launched an investigation in a bid to find the fake promoter behind the bogus gig.
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Black Sabbath, Motley Crue & Kiss On Board For Ozzy Tribute Album

September 12th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Members of Ozzy Osbourne's former group Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and KISS are among the acts involved in a new album tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

"No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne" will also feature covers by Slaughter, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Warrant and Spinal Tap.

Reports suggest Ozzy himself will rework one of his classic tracks for his own tribute.
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off Thursday With 'Motley Crue Day' Declaration

August 17th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
Motley Crue
The honors keep coming for rockers Motley Crue - they've now landed their own day in the City of West Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The band will be feted at the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood this weekend, and they'll kick off the celebrations with the declaration of Motley Crue Day on Thursday.

In making the announcement of the declaration, West Hollywood Mayor John Duran says, "So many of us native Angelenos consider Motley Crue to be our home boys. It will be an honor to recognize the Saints of Los Angeles in our hometown and thank them for the incredible contribut...
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off With Motley Crue Comedy Roast

August 16th, 2011 11:45pm EDT
Motley Crue
Rockers Motley Crue will kick start this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival by becoming the butt of jokes and funny anecdotes at Hollywood's House of Blues.

Famous fans like comedian Dane Cook and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen will join Neil Strauss, who co-wrote the band's bestselling biography "The Dirt," for a comedy roast on Thursday night.

Drummer Tommy Lee says, "I have no idea what they will say, but it's bound to be sometimes serious, sometimes funny and also probably shocking."

Motley Crue will also close this year's festival on Saturday, when they'll receive the event'...
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Heather Locklear To Wed Jack Wagner

August 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Heather Locklear
Actress Heather Locklear is engaged to wed actor Jack Wagner.

The former Melrose Place star began dating the 51 year old in 2007, shortly after she divorced Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora, the father of her 13-year-old daughter, Ava.

Locklear's representative confirmed the wedding news to People.com.

It will be the actress' third marriage - she was also wed to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1994.

The engagement is an early birthday surprise for Locklear - she will celebrate turning 50 in September.
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Tommy Lee 'Quickly' Turns Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

August 3rd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee has turned down an offer to appear in hit reality show Dancing With The Stars.

The wild-man drummer was asked to star in the next season of the show, which pairs celebrities with a professional dancer.

However, he quickly rejected the offer, writing in a post on his Twitter.com page, "I've never hit the PASS button so quick."

Lee's ex-wife Pamela Anderson was a contestant on the series last year, while his Motley Crue band mate Vince Neil appeared on Skating With The Stars in December.
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Nikki Sixx Says Fans Pushed Motley Crue To Tour With Poison

July 9th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx would never have hit the road with rockers Poison had it not been for fans of the two groups screaming out for a joint trek.

The bassist admits he and his bandmates were not thinking of Bret Michaels' band when they started planning for a multi-group 2011 summer tour last year - and it took fans to make them realize the joint trek would be a big hit.

Sixx tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "When the concept to do something this summer came up, the economy is in such a bad state that we were going, 'How can we do something that is different and the fans fee...
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Celebrities React To Casey Anthony Murder Verdict On Twitter

July 5th, 2011 10:10pm EDT
Kim Kardashian, Nikki Sixx and Mandy Moore
Rocker Nikki Sixx, singer/actress Mandy Moore and socialite Kim Kardashian have all expressed their shock and outrage after Florida mother Casey Anthony was cleared of murdering her young daughter Caylee in an Orlando courtroom on Tuesday.

The jury delivered its verdict after 10 hours of deliberations in one of the most explosive court trials in two decades.

Anthony, 25, was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child, but the jury members did find her guilty on four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement offic...
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Vince Neil To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 29th, 2011 3:28pm EDT
Vince Neil
Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil is to be honored for his stellar music career at an awards bash in Las Vegas later this year.

The singer will be handed the Lifetime Achievement in Rock 'n' Roll prize at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards in August.

Publisher Sally Steele says, "There is no one that deserves it more than Vince. Vince has done so much over the years for charity since he has lived here in Las Vegas... We are also planning on having a secret special guest present Vince's award to him with me, so stay tuned!"

The ceremony will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 21st.
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