A surprising story broke this week when it was revealed by Billy Corgan that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee would be playing drums on the Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming full-length 'Monuments to an Elegy.' This means current Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne won't be featured on the record, but Corgan has just released a statement explaining why Lee was recruited.
A good rock beef will definitely generate headlines, but the recent back-and-forth between Stryper's Michael Sweet and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx may not go any further. Sweet has offered a response after Sixx offered a sharp take on Sweet's criticism of Motley Crue's past autobiography, 'The Dirt.'
The Smashing Pumpkins have a few pieces of exciting news to share about their upcoming ninth studio album, 'Monuments to an Elegy.' Along with a mysterious message penned by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman revealed that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is playing drums on all nine tracks of the upcoming disc!
We knew the bad blood between Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Godsmack went deep, but an entirely new part of the story has just been revealed. From the Crue bassist's own mouth, it was shared that Motley Crue, at one point, threatened to pull out of approximately 15 headlining festival spots if Godsmack were to be added onto the various bills.
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx has been involved in various wars of words lately, including battles with Godsmack and Sebastian Bach. Now, Sixx has completed a verbal hat trick, firing back at Stryper's Michael Sweet after the Christian rock frontman questioned the validity of Nikki Sixx's autobiography.
Are Arena Football teams becoming the next signature beer for rock bands? Because musician interest in the AFL seems to be growing day by day. Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has become a part owner of the Jacksonville Sharks, and as if that wasn't enough, Neil is planning to bring an AFL team to Las Vegas.
Motley Crue are making sure they go out with a bang rather than a whimper. That includes not only the massive 'Final Tour' they're preparing to embark on, but also the finally realized big screen adaptation of their best-selling book, 'The Dirt.' Director Jeff Tremaine, best known for his work on the 'Jackass' films and 'Bad Grandpa,' was recently chosen to oversee the movie and Loudwire spoke to him about bringing 'The Dirt' to the big screen.