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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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Cee Lo Green To Record With Motley Crue

June 16th, 2011 11:37pm EDT
Motley Crue
Cee Lo Green's rocking performance with Motley Crue at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night has led to a new collaboration between the "F--k You" singer and the band.

The Gnarls Barkley star took to the stage with Crue for a mash-up of "F--k You" and their hit "Don't Go Away Mad" and the track went down so well, the band has invited Cee Lo to record with them.

He explains, "I sent out a tweet just thanking them... for letting me rock with them that way and Nikki (Sixx) said, 'Let's do some music together.'

"I was like, 'F**k yeah!'"
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Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.

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U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...
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Nikki Sixx Apologizes To Bret Michaels

May 13th, 2011 12:53pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx cleared the way for a joint tour with Poison by apologizing to Bret Michaels for derogatory comments they made about the idea.

Poison frontman Michaels first suggested hitting the road with Motley Crue, but the concept was dismissed and scoffed at by some members of the rival rock group.

The two bands later stunned fans by announcing the joint tour and scheduling the dates for this summer, and Michaels admits the plan was put into action after Crue star Sixx approached him and apologized for their previous remarks.

Michaels tells The Arizona Republic, "Th...
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Sammy Hagar: 'I Was Asked To Be In Aerosmith'

May 3rd, 2011 4:16pm EDT
Sammy Hagar
Rock veteran Sammy Hagar has revealed he was offered the chance to replace Steven Tyler as the frontman of Aerosmith, but snubbed the opportunity because it would have been a "difficult" transition.

The former Van Halen singer claims he has been approached over the years to join a string of top bands, and was in the running to front Slash super-group Velvet Revolver in 2008.

He tells Forbes magazine, "I was asked at one time to be in Motley Crue. I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their managers. I was asked to be in Velvet Revolver when Scott Weiland quit."

Hagar even allege...
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Gross! Tommy Lee Recalls Ozzy Osbourne Playing With His Poop

April 26th, 2011 8:47am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Tommy Lee knew he could never compete with Ozzy Osbourne's wild ways when he found the rocker smearing his own excrement on the walls of his hotel room after one particularly crazy drink and drugs binge during the 1980s.

Lee witnessed the extent of Osbourne's bizarre behavior in 1984 when his band Motley Crue joined the former Black Sabbath frontman on the road.

The drummer admits even he was shocked by the amount of booze and illegal substances Osbourne took during that tour - and he vividly recalls the moment he realised the Brit had completely lost it.

Speaking in candid new film docu...
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Avenged Sevenfold Dominate The 2011 Golden Gods Awards

April 21st, 2011 3:52pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.

Former bandmate Mike Portnoy, who was temporarily drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, also triumphed by taking the Best Drummer title. He did not attend the ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, but sent in a ...
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Vince Neil Charged With Domestic Violence

April 5th, 2011 9:54pm EDT
Vince Neil
Rocker Vince Neil has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct, following an incident in Las Vegas last month.

The Motley Crue star is alleged to have stormed into comedian Hal Sparks' show at the Las Vegas Hilton, yelling obscenities aimed at his TV reporter ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs and one of her pals, who were in the audience.

Though Neil was not arrested, Jacobs filed a battery report, alleging the star jabbed her with his finger during the confrontation.

Neil has now been charged with two misdemeanors, which could land him back behind bars if the judge rules it ...
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Miley Cyrus & Bret Michaels Duet To Be Released As A Single

March 20th, 2011 12:25pm EDT
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels' version of Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is finally to be released as a single.

Cyrus and Michaels teamed up rework his classic anthem but the song's release was stalled after infidelity rumours between Michaels and Cyrus' mom, Tish, hit the tabloids - and reportedly broke up her marriage to Billy Ray Cyrus.

Now the Cyruses have halted divorce proceedings and reconciled, the track is back on the slate for Miley and Bret.

The song was supposed to be the Disney star's second single released from her album "Cant' Be Tamed."

Michaels tells E!, "The rec...
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Motley Crue to be Honored for Contribution to Sunset Strip Music Scene

March 7th, 2011 10:35pm EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue are to be honored at the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles with the event's Elmer Valentine Award.

The accolade is handed to rockers and promoters who have had a major impact on the famous real estate.

Past recipients have been Ozzy Osbourne, Slash and Sunset Strip founders Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine himself.

Motley Crue's members will be honored at the House of Blues in August. The gala will kick off this year's three-day celebration of music at venues along the iconic 1.6-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

Crue drummer Tommy Lee tel...
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Poison & Motley Crue To Tour Together

March 1st, 2011 8:43am EST
Poison
Bret Michaels has confirmed months of speculation suggesting legendary 1980s hair metal bands Poison and Motley Crue are to tour together.

Michaels announced plans for the massive U.S. trek in November, but fans were left disappointed when Motley Crue's Tommy Lee insisted the Poison frontman was wrong.

Now, the two bands have agreed to team up for a string of dates - and Michaels, who reveals iconic glam rockers The New York Dolls will support them on tour, is ecstatic about the collaborative gigs to mark their joint anniversaries.

He tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Huge, it's co...
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Vince Neil Leaves Jail Early

February 26th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Vince Neil
Rocker Vince Neil has been released from jail after serving just 10 days of his 15-day sentence for a DUI charge.

The Motley Crue star began his punishment on February 15, just days after celebrating his 50th birthday, after pleading guilty to the count, which stemmed from a 2010 arrest, last month.

But he walked free from Clark County Detention Center in Nevada on Friday, reports TMZ.com.

Neil will spend the next 15 days under house arrest as part of his sentence.

The singer recently hit out at the punishment, insisting the judge overseeing his case was "a little harsh" and wanted to "...
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Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

February 25th, 2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...
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Vince Neil Thinks Jail Sentence For DUI Was 'A Little Harsh'

February 22nd, 2011 8:43am EST
Vince Neil
Incarcerated rocker Vince Neil was surprised to receive a jail sentence for a 2010 DUI charge and is convinced the judge overseeing his case wanted to "make an example" out of him.

The Motley Crue star is currently serving 15 days behind bars at Clark County Detention Center in Nevada after pleading guilty to the offence last month.

Neil has now spoken out about the sentence and accepts his punishment "is what it is", although he insists it is "a little harsh."

He tells the Las Vegas Sun, "Obviously, it was something that happened, and it should not have happened. There are so many other...
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The 'Top 10 Best Rock Bands Ever' Are...

February 21st, 2011 11:00am EST
Green Day
Motley Crue, The Cars and Green Day have made it onto a new magazine list of the Top 10 Best Rock Bands ever.

The three acts join the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Santana on the Parade magazine poll.

The Beatles topped the list, and along with Led Zeppelin are the only two that are no longer performing and recording together. The Cars recently reformed and are currently in the studio working on new material.

Green Day is releasing a brand-new live album, entitled "Awesome As F***," on March 22 on Reprise Records. It will include explosive performances captured during the band’...
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