For all of their subsequent successes, as this new video from our sister site Ultimate Classic Rock shows, Motley Crue certainly didn't start out on top.

This video reveals several little-known details of the band's early days. You'll hear about the help-wanted ad that helped them find just the right "loud, rude and aggressive" guitarist, and a highly amusing liquor-store argument between Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx. You'll also learn why Vince Neil initially showed little interest in jamming with Sixx, Mars and Tommy Lee.

But our favorite story involves how the band chose their name. You'll never believe the "kinda special" night that led to their inclusion of those umlauts. Stream the video above to find out these and other little-known facts about Motley Crue's early years.

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