The end is nigh for Motley Crue. The band said as much during a Tuesday (Jan. 28) press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed the details of "The Final Tour" (first leg of dates below). In fact, to ensure that these next two years will mark the band's final dates, the members of Crue went through the process of collectively drawing up a 'Cessation of Touring' legal document and signing it to solidify that their upcoming dates will be the final shows and that they won't tour again beyond the year 2015.
Motley Crue have a legacy defined by their music just as much as their days of excess in all forms. The band took the slogan of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" further than any band as a whole ever has and probably ever will. With their antics chronicled through various books and documentaries, there is no other band quite like Motley Crue. Of course, their partying was earned through their music, which brought the glam scene to an apex. Rightfully one of the first on the scene, the band formed in 1981, getting a jump start on bands that would become friendly rivals.
One of the most notorious bands in music is calling it a day. Motley Crue have announced a farewell tour with the legendary Alice Cooper serving as the opening act. Moreover, the Crue have signed a binding legal document that they will not tour beyond the year 2015, making this a true final tour.
During this year's Grammy Awards, you won't see Motley Crue perform at the ceremony or accept any awards, but the band's music will appear in a new commercial. Their classic song 'Home Sweet Home' has been licensed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC for the minute-long ad (watch above), which will use the hashtag #HomeRocks for social media.
The various members of Motley Crue have been talking about a definitive farewell tour for the past year, and now it appears as if they're set to make it official. A 'Save the Date' notice recently surfaced declaring 'R.I.P.: All Bad Things Must Come to and End' while mentioning an event set for Jan. 28 in Los Angeles.
There is perhaps no rock or metal autobiography more infamous than Motley Crue's 'The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.' A collaborative writing project from Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee; 'The Dirt' is 448 pages of pure debauchery in the name of rock 'n' roll, and 'Jackass' guru Jeff Tremaine has just signed on to direct a biopic based on 'The Dirt.'
The topic of Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars' health has been a talking point amongst fans for a very long time. Within the past few years, various members of Motley Crue have noted Mars' condition as the reason they will soon call it quits, but Mick Mars has denounced these statements yet again.