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Vince Neil buys stake in U.S. football team

April 23rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil is now part-owner of U.S. Arena Football League team the Jacksonville Sharks, and plans to move the team from Florida to his hometown of Las Vegas.

The frontman is part of an investment group who have purchased the sports team and is eager to relaunch the Sharks in Sin City, which hasn't had a professional football team since 2012.

He tells the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, "It's a great action sport growing in popularity with every game. There are some incredible players. I love the game. It will be perfect to have an AFL team in Las Vegas.

"I sense the city wou...
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Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx gets married

March 16th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Nikki Sixx
Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx has got married.
The legendary rocker tied the knot with Courtney Bingham after three years with the model in a ceremony in front of their family and friends yesterday (03.15.14).
Taking to Twitter after the ceremony, he wrote: "Hot damn. I'm a married man.... @how2girl looked absolutely beautiful.Now it's time to PARTY. (sic)"
A representative for the couple also confirmed the news to People magazine, and the pair were wed at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles.
The ceremony - which was attended by 130 guests - is said to have had a Gothic rock and French countryside ...
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Nikki Sixx weds model

March 16th, 2014 2:00am EDT
Nikki Sixx
Rocker Nikki Sixx has wed model girlfriend Courtney Bingham.

The Motley Crue star, 55, and his 28-year-old sweetheart exchanged vows at the Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles on Saturday (15Mar14).

Bingham wore a gown styled for her by her aunt, who runs a bridal store in California.

The model was inspired by the dress actress Jennifer Lawrence wore to the Oscars last year (13), according to People.com.

The union is the bass player's third model marriage - he was married to Playboy playmate Brandi Brandt for seven years and Donna D'Errico for 11.
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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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Tommy Lee is engaged

February 25th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Tommy Lee has got engaged.
The Motley Crue drummer is set to make longterm girlfriend Sofia 'Sofi' Toufa his fourth wife after deciding he wants to be with her for "life".
He tweeted yesterday (02.24.14): "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!! Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial (sic)"
Singer Sofia, 30, also tweeted excitedly about the news a few minutes later.
She wrote: "I'm something that rhymes with Beyonce!!!!!(sic)"
The 51-year-old rocker first married model Elaine Starcuk in November 1984, but they divorced the following ...
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Leann Rimes to headline country-tinged Motley Crue tribute album

January 30th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Country stars Leann Rimes and Florida Georgia Line are teaming up to say farewell to rockers Motley Crue by recording their hits for an odd new tribute album.

Vince Neil and his band announced on Tuesday (28Jan14) they would be retiring following one final 72-date tour, which will begin in July (14) - and as part of a salute to the group, Taylor Swift's label boss at Big Machine Records has announced plans to release a country-flavoured covers album.

Scott Borchetta has rounded up Rimes and Florida Georgia Line, as well as Cassadee Pope, Justin Moore and the Eli Young Band to record their...
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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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Mötley Crüe announce Farewell Tour

January 28th, 2014 5:20pm EST
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Mötley Crüe have announced their Farewell Tour.
The 'Kickstart My Heart' band - Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee - will stop performing live after undertaking a huge 72-date jaunt across the globe beginning this summer, they announced today (28.01.14).
To prove how serious they are about splitting, the group signed a 'Cessation of Touring' document- a legally binding contract forbidding them to use the Mötley Crüe name after the run of shows is complete.
The heavy metal band arrived at a press conference to announce the tour in a hearse, and sat behind gravestones bearing R...
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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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Jackass director to take charge of Motley Crue biopic

November 4th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Motley Crue
The man behind Johnny Knoxville's new movie hit Bad Grandpa and the Jackass films has been tapped to take charge of the upcoming Motley Crue biopic.

Director Jeff Tremaine will tackle the adaptation of the band's 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.

Tremaine tells Deadline.com, "I've been careful to make this a natural progression. I've been offered a lot of scripts, but Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I've wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first Jackass movie and I found out that David Ga...
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Ringo Starr set for Las Vegas residency

October 29th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr has hinted he is to play a residency in Las Vegas.
The Beatles drummer admits he has been undergoing negotiations to make a regular appearance at one of the US city's glamorous venues, but insists it isn't going to happen yet.
Referring to Sir Elton John's Las Vegas show, he said during a press conference: "You mean like 'The Golden Drums?' Like - what is it - 'The Red Piano?' It's been talked about, but nothing's been finalized. We have a couple years before that happens, I believe. So what is the answer? Not yet."
And the 73-year-old musician also confirmed he no longer signs ...
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Tommy Lee: 'Mick Mars' health is behind Motley Crue farewell tour'

October 27th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Motley Crue
Motley Crue star Tommy Lee has confirmed bassist Mick Mars' health is the main reason behind the group's decision to wrap up touring after one final trek.

Singer Vince Neil first revealed the truth behind the upcoming farewell tour this summer (13), but Mars, who suffers from incurable ankylosing spondylitis, played down the drama insisting that "any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to my poor health are BS (bulls**t). I am doing fine".

But now Lee has opened up further about the farewell tour, insisting that Mars' health is a major factor.

He says, "He has a spinal disease that's sl...
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Tommy Lee landed Coachella ban after helicopter stunt

October 18th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee and Motley Crue were once banned from attending the Coachella festival in California after the drummer made an unannounced arrival at the annual music event by helicopter.

The two friends chuckle about their showdown with festival bosses on the latest episode of Deadmau5's webchat series Coffee Run, explaining their antics left one official "shaking" with fury.

Lee says, "We just landed a helicopter in a field with burning vans... I'm just wondering if one of us maybe accidentally f**ked his (promoter) girlfriend. You can't be that mad at somebody or hate somebody that mu...
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Nikki Sixx: 'Scott Weiland was dragging down a great band'

September 10th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Scott Weiland
Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx has praised the stars of Stone Temple Pilots for ditching troubled frontman Scott Weiland, branding it a "smart move" as the singer was "dragging down a great band".

Weiland was booted from the group earlier this year (13) and he has been replaced by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.

The new line-up will perform a show with Motley Crue in Oklahoma on Friday (13Sep13), and Sixx has revealed he is looking forward to seeing Stone Temple Pilots play, praising them for their bravery in moving forward without their original singer.

In a post on his Twitter.com pag...
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Motley Crue's 2014 World Tour Will Be Its Last

August 22nd, 2013 2:24pm EDT
Motley Crue
Motley Crue star Vince Neil has confirmed reports the band's 2014 tour will be its last - for some time.

The singer insists the rockers may reform for gigs in the future but he feels it's time to take a long break from each other - and allow bassist Mick Mars "time to relax" as he battles ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis.

Neil tells Billboard.com, "I think we'll start the tour around May... and we'll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits.

"It's just that time. We're going out on top. We don't want to be some band that people are like, 'Oh, they're playing a...
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Nikki Sixx celebrates nine years sober

July 2nd, 2013 9:19pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Rocker Nikki Sixx is celebrating a sobriety milestone after marking nine years clean of drink and drugs.

The Motley Crue star struggled with substance abuse for years and was even declared clinically dead in 1987 when his heart stopped for two minutes after a heroin overdose, but he decided to clean up his act in 2004 and has managed to stay away from the temptations of being in a rock band.

He reached his nine year anniversary on Tuesday (02Jul13) with the help of a support programme, and he has taken to his Facebook.com page to share the lessons learned through his sobriety with fans.

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Nikki Sixx's mother dies

June 9th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx is in mourning following the death of his mother.

Deana Richards passed away of unknown causes on Saturday (08Jun13) at the age of 74.

The bassist, who was primarily raised by his mum after his father Frank Serafino abandoned the family, announced the sad news on Twitter.com, writing, "RIP Mom 5-5 1939 to 6-8 2013".

The rocker has yet to break his silence on the loss, but in a cryptic post on Facebook.com he appeared to make a reference to his formerly strained relationship with his mother, who also ended up leaving Sixx at a young age, forcing him to live wit...
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Tommy Lee retires 'rollercoaster of love'

May 28th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee has retired his showstopping rollercoaster drum kit after a show in New Jersey on Saturday night (25May13).

The 360-degree "rollercoaster of love" became a staple of the band's live show in 2011 and even featured a 'passenger' seat for a lucky fan to ride shotgun as Lee looped the loop, while playing a lengthy drum solo.

But, following a show in Atlantic City on 25 May (13) - the final date on the band's most recent tour - Lee revealed he was retiring the spectacle.

Keen to make sure fans didn't think the decision marked the end of the band, Lee took to Twitt...
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Motley Crue Cancel New York Show Over Bad Weather

May 26th, 2013 11:07am EDT
Motley Crue
Motley Crue called off their show in New York at the last minute on Friday due to bad weather.

The rockers were set to play in the town of Big Flats, but the extreme rainy conditions prompted the gig to be axed.

Bassist Nikki Sixx insists the show will be rescheduled, and has vowed to make it up to a fan who travelled all the way from Japan to see the group play by taking him to their Saturday concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page on Friday night, he writes, "The show tonight in Big Flats NY is postponed due to bad weather!! It (will) be resch...
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Crossfire Hurricane filmmaker wants to make animated Motley Crue movie

May 22nd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Motley Crue
The man behind the Rolling Stones' stunning new documentary Crossfire Hurricane has his sights set on making an all-anime version of rockers' Motley Crue's story.

Brett Morgen sat down with the Stones to create a powerful new look at their career highs and lows and he has already moved on to start work on a film study of tragic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - but there's still one dream documentary he'd like to tackle.

He tells WENN, "A dream project of mine is to do a Japanese anime documentary on Motley Crue. That will give me my 1970s, 1980s and 1990s trilogy with the Stones, Motley Cru...
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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
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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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