by Smashley Nicole
Recently Motley Crue announced their Final Tour, which includes Alice Cooper as support. According to Rolling Stone, drummer Tommy Lee described that Rock’s most notorious band has decided to call it quits after 33 years, not because of old age, but because Motley Crue wanted to stop before, “there was no milk left in the titties.”
Along with this announcement came the news from Nashville that Big Machine Records (home of artists such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts), is partnering up with various acts to record a tribute album in honor of Motley Crue. If so they’re going to have plenty of hits to choose from.
Motley Crue began their very rocky road to success January 17, 1981. While on that road they hit a career high when they released, ‘Girls, Girls Girls’ in 1987. It was the Crue’s universally loved shout out to hardworking strippers, and is a stand out as one of my favorites. That fame grew larger, and even created a little bit of imfamy when they released ‘Kickstart My Heart’ in 1989. This is because the classic tune written by Nikki Sixx after his infamous overdose that left him clinically dead until he was brought back to life by an EMT with two adrenaline shots.
To me, Motley Crue is the epitome of the classic “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll”, and they proved by continuing to go strong while many of their peers from the 80’s faded away several years before their current finale tour. In 2005, the band released their Red White and Crue album, which included some of their greatest hits, covers, and a couple new hits, such as, “If I Die Tomorrow”.That effort was then followed in 2008 when they released the Saints of Los Angeles Album.
There were recently rumors that following their Farewell tour, Motley Crue would be releasing an album. This has since been shut down. Nikki Sixx told music magazine Classic Rock , “that the work that goes into recording, mixing, and editing an album falls on deaf ears because “radio is so f***in formatted.”
What fans can expect however, is a film adaptation of Motley Crue’s book The Dirt. Production duties are said to be shared by 10th Street Entertainment, and directing duties will be handled by “Bad Grampa” director, Jeff Tremaine. Tremaine hopes to begin production in June.
If the film turns out to be as good as the two previously mentioned classics, I know I’ll be in line to see it. Until then let’s remember the words of Crue. All bad things must come to an end. While we’re sad to see them go, it’s great to see them ending on high note. So, as I fill in for Sean Smith on this Throwback Thursday, join me in rocking out to “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Kickstart My Heart.” Enjoy!
“Girls, Girls, Girls”
“Kickstart My Heart”