The days of glam rock, teased manes and spandex are fortunately already looong ago. But some bands hold until today by. With Mötley Crüe came yesterday 9. November 2015 one from the Prototypes, and finally with a loud bang. The preliminary program denied this evening of 67 years Shock-rock veteran Alice Cooper. Your last resort Concert then plays the Crüe on 31. December at the Los Angeles home and who Knowledge will, as real megalomania looks on Stage, was already always find them at Mötley Crüe, so yesterday. The band offered the largest show of its history, with huge pyrotechnic effects – among other things, a fire Puck Ender Bass for Nikki Sixx (Rammstein can sincerely) – and a mounted on tracks Drum, the „Crüecifly„, with drummer Tommy Lee as on a roller coaster through the St. Jakobshalle Sauste.
Last night came for the fans of Glam-Metal-Band Mötley Crüe, the hour of departure. MOTLEY CRUE, one of the scandalous bands of all time, for many metal fans only Poser, barely able to keep their instruments in the hands, either way are among the most dazzling musical representatives of the 80's. Now have Nikki Sixx, 56, Vince Neil, 54, Tommy Lee, 53 and Mick Mars, 64 At its last Torunee, Short of the band as „Final Tour“ announced, its definitely last gig in Switzerland played. at the 31. December 2015 should come to an end at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the impressive career of Mötley Crüe. Before that they were yet to play their „Final Tour“ and made the possibility on Monday halt in Basel, to stand out from the fans in the St. To adopt Jakobshalle. In contrast to Appearance before 3 Years in the same location, the hall was this time more than half full and I've never seen, that the upper echelon of the hall had to be covered by a black curtain. The audience consisted mainly of fans also, who the most glorious era of the band still witnessed, but also younger metalheads were present, an excessive farewell to celebrate with the band and the rest remained well at home and looked „The Walking Dead“, was almost the same…
As in years 1981 Singer Vince Neil, Drummer Tommy Lee, Guitarist Mick Mars and bassist Nikki Sixx in Los Angeles came together, They had only one thing in mind: With sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll Over. Nikki, which is to say with bürgelichem name Frank Ferrano, meets in L.A. on Tommy Lee, carrying at the time the nickname T-Bone, because he has little meat on the bones. Next, they encounter the guitarist Robert Alan Deal, changes its name soon in Mick Mars. Looking for a rhythm guitarist finally they stumble over Vince Neil Wharton, the perfectly matched the trio as a singer and a short time later they played their first gig opening for Y&T. Already in the first few months after the foundation they made with extreme passion Party and colorful costumes attracted attention. Your band name, a deviation from ‚Motley Crew‘, to German ‚colorful bunch‘ add them to umlauts, because they consider Löwenbräu as their favorite beer.
For 6000 Dollars they take their debut „Too Fast For Love“ (1981) on. Available initially only at their concerts, sign it 1982 an official contract with Elektra. Even at the time they take their first headlining tour of Canada, play there but mainly in smaller clubs and gay bars. But even with their second album „Shout At The Devil“ succeed 1983 the breakthrough, of them big concerts in California, brings an Australian tour as opening act for Kiss and a US tour with Ozzy Osbourne. Even Europe is slowly coming to enjoy the band, the opening act for Iron Maiden, the quartet spent some can of hairspray. But no success without scandal, is their motto. Only one criticism ‚Committee On Pornography In Rock Music‘ Senate the band due of violent and misogynistic lyrics. Then pops a verkokster, naked Sixx with his Porsche against a mast. Finally builds Neil a mistimed accident, when he drunk driving in another car. His passenger Razzle, Drummer of Hanoi Rocks, dies, the occupants of the vehicle involved come with life-threatening injuries.
Instead of driving for ages in the construction, Neil has just 30 Settle days, 200 Afford hours of community service and 2,6 Pay millions of dollars in damages. After undergoing a therapy Neil, does that collective drunkenness but merrily. Although „Theater Of Pain“ (1985) dedicated to the late friend, the lifestyle of party animals but nothing changes. On subsequent trips comes for the first time since the famous Drumriser the band used, Tommy Lee swings during his drum solos once across the air and it can even play upside down. After Lee in May '86 Heather Locklear marries, Neil finally finds the time his 30 Dismount days jail, of which only he but 18 spends actually behind Swedish curtains. on „Girls, Girls, Girls“ (1987) finds the Crue back to their old issues, but show significantly harder. The album reached number two in the US charts and only Whitney Houston itself has to admit defeat. For the tour, the quartet initially committed Whitesnake and later Guns N'Roses as opener. In a drug-rich evening at Slash's hotel room Sixx succumbs during Japan tour almost a heroin overdose – as in „Pulp Fiction“ saves him a shot of adrenaline to the heart. The bassist was but according to own statements already two minutes Valhalla and put there probably a few Valkyries flat. Elektra, the band then faced with the choice, to withdraw or are without a contract since. She opts for the first option.
in summer 1989 Play with Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row and the Scorpions before 100’000 Spectators in Moscow. The live television broadcast to even one billion people attend. The global attention bears fruit: The little later published album „Dr. Feelgood“ reached the No.1 in the US charts and sold in the home country more than three million times. On the album, in addition to Bryan Adams, Steven Tyler and Skid Row still represented some other guests. The subsequent mammoth tour around the world is almost completely sold out. Both Mick, married and Nikki 1990 and after the best-of „A Decade Of Decadence“ appears, When it comes to new material. However, not without problems, because Neil expires once the alcohol and is more interested in auto racing than for Music. The band fired him and brings John Corabi as a substitute. The result „MOTLEY CRUE“ (1994) Although their most expensive production to date, but sells sparse, as well as the tickets for the tour. Neil makes meanwhile continued solo and gets for his band the former Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, sowie den Ex-Ozzy Osbourne-Basser Phil Soussan. The debut of Vince Neil band sold still quite decent, However, it does not look quite so rosy with the following items from. After Corabi must take his hat in Mötley Crüe again, He starts along with former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, the band Union. Since all this is not necessarily the yellow of the egg, Mötley Crüe Vince get back in the band.
Meanwhile succeeds only drummer Lee continues to make headlines. His escapades are as famous as Mick Jagger, his marriage and quarrels with Bay Watch Silicone Breast Pamela Anderson dominate for years the newspapers all over the world. a Video, the two shows during sex by the pool ensures overload many a person Internet-line. On the other hand makes a Kidsfun in Lees Villa 2001 sad headlines, drowning as the son of German actress Ursula Karven in the pool. A process for manslaughter ends in acquittal. Little glamorous to make the activities to Mötley Crüe. Although versa Neil 1997 back, after the album „Generation Swine“ and a Tour (partly as an opener for Type O Negative), which is determined by riots and quarrels, Lee throws in the towel. While the metal rap band Methods Of Mayhem founded and with the same album 2000 lands a big success, committed his ex-band former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Randy Castillo. With their joint studio work „New Tattoo“ (2000) but they end up with a flop and the Tour Megadeth and ANTHRAX does not bring the expected success. Following the publication of readable autobiography „The Dirt“ (2001) and the cancer death Castillos 2002 to Mötley Crüe solve virtually on. The tattooed drummer Lee dedicates himself again mainly the opposite sex, Pamela Anderson but sends him meanwhile back in the desert. End 2003 is Pink, the bite on his fishing, but said goodbye again soon. Nikki Sixx will start in the meantime with Tracii Guns (Ex-L.A. Guns) die Brides Of Destruction. Even as a songwriter he is always on the go and writes for Saliva, Drowning Pool und Tantric. Meanwhile, the media attention focused on Tommy and the background pulling imperceptibly other people the Mötley Crüe-stripping.
A certain Mags Revell, British promoter of Metropolis Music Group, brings back the ball rolling, by launching an initiative, whose aim is, to move the original members of the Crüe to Reunion. Thanks to the Internet, he soon receives overwhelming response by gefrusteter Mötley fans. Self-organized by reserving venues in Britain, forcing the band to quasi, perform there also, because otherwise the good Mags financial shipwreck would have suffered. Obviously Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy this Arschtritt ads, because after they get sharp, that alone drool in the UK tens of thousands of fans for a reunion, comes finally on 6. December 2004 for official law enforcement. At a press conference, the Quartet declared, to want to go back on tour and record new material. the Press-Fanfare to Mötley Crüe even leads to, that the server is the official site if this message goes to its knees, the interest of the fans seem to be really present. Not kleckern, but padding is the motto of the tour, under the banner „Red, White And Crüe Tour… Better Live Than Dead“ makes only in the big halls Station.
Besides Mötley reunion Tommy Lee tries again as a solo artist. He takes plates with members of Incubus and Deftones on, He also brings two solo albums „Never A Dull Moment“ (2002) and „Tommyland – The Ride“ (2005) out. Thereafter, however, the Americans saddled their chickens and go with Motörhead together on Australian tour. Before new material the band comes on the market, appears above Nuclear Blast Records first biography „The Dirt“ As audiobook, read by actor and jailbird Ralf Richter. in summer 2006 are you with Aerosmith on US tour go, but at the same time it, on a new album to Tinker. Nikki Sixx is meanwhile as A.M. active, Mick helps Finns Crashdiet of ideas and brings his songwriting qualities in other ways like a. In fact, they sign 2008 With the strong „Saints Of Los Angeles“ back. While especially Nikki collects besides music as author and photographer some merits, tries also singer Vince Neil 2010 published in the field and „Tattoos & Tequila“, both as a book title, as well as a CD. 2011 is it finally even to a tour with the rather less estimated Poison, without on or backstage big breaks loose. Oven Clearly you get older, or more professional or simply tired, the eternal sex, Drugs und Rock’n’Roll.
So now the „Final Tour“, have what Motley Crue even signed a contract, that they never may occur together afterwards. The Crüe will by its own account, not end up as old joke figures. Of which there were already enough. Once cool bands, which had peaked, but would continue to crawl around on any stage. At the end the audience could only pity. This does not happen Crüe – they want to stay the fans fond memories. „Tonight we are celebrating 34 Years music of Motley Crue“, announces singer Vince Neil at. Then cheer not only the pyrotechnician, but also Mötley Crüe on all cylinders. At the opening of the show everything is covered, as required by the glam rock of the '80s: Fireballs and sparks shoot from the stage, Background singers also act the same as lascivious dancers, Tommy Lee's drum moves the ceiling on rails along, so the drummer can play his solo headfirst. The band is their excessive Image justice. Mötley Crüe are no friends emotional speeches – and the, even though they are traveling on the last tour of the band history. They prefer to let actions speak.
None of the hits like „Girls, Girls, Girls“, „Dr. Feelgood“, „Kickstart My Heart“ or „Wild Side“ let them out in less than two hours. The four Americans are no longer the youngest, can hardly say fatigue. Whether it for all the parties and Drugs-Have paid a price histories of their long career, is not visible. But claims to have broken Nikki's shoulders, Vince joints battered and virtually all deaf. Today they all look almost excessively on their health, to the massacre, which they have done to the body, reasonably to cover. „Everything is alright“, according to Neil, „To be alive, is everything, what matters.“ „We have changed all of us, have become older and wiser“, Tommy Lee said in a recent interview. Since 2014 now tours around the world, to take leave. „Sometimes it was a bit like at a funeral“, sagt Tommy Lee. In Basel it was a funeral in high spirits and the fans dressed up for the occasion: Hairspray Manes, Motorcycle leather jackets and bandanas. „Everything bad must end once "“, calls Vince Neil in Basel against the crowd: „Always remember: We are Mötley Crüe!“ Rest in peace, Glam-Rock-Kings!
Intro: So Long, Farewell (Rodgers & Hammerstein song)
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- Wild Side
- Primal Scream
- Same Ol‘ Situation (S.O.S.)
- Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
- Smokin‘ In The Boys‘ Room (Brownsville Station Cover)
- Looks That Kill
- Mutherfucker of the Year
- Anarchy in the U.K. (Sex Pistols Cover)
- In the Beginning
- Shout At The Devil
- Louder Than Hell
- Or luck (Carl Orff song)
- Saints Of Los Angeles
- Live Wire
- T.N.T. (Terror ‚N Tinseltown)
- Dr. Feelgood
- Kickstart My Heart
- Home Sweet Home
Other: my way (Frank Sinatra song)
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