Tag: Piers Morgan Tonight
There were many rockers on the tube this week with Slash, John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa promoting new albums, Gregg Allman pimping his new memoirs and Gene Simmons talking up the new season of 'Family Jewels' and hiring a vet to be a roadie on the upcoming KISS/Motley Crue tour.
Guitar great Joe Bonamassa started the week off right sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on 'The Late Show With David Letterman (May 21). Here's some of the highlights below and a link to the full episode here: www.cbs.com/lateshow
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators rocked 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Monday night (May 21) with his new single 'You're A Lie' and a web exclusive performance of 'Back To Cali.' Iconic rocker Gregg Allman continued the promotional tour for his book 'My Cross To Bear' with stops on 'CBS This Morning' (May 22), Piers Morgan Tonight (May 22), Tavis Smiley on PBS (May 23), The View (May 24). Check out the always interesting Allman in all of these interviews, including some footage of his 24 year old future 7th bride.
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Slash also made a stop on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on May 23rd:
Watch Gregg with the ladies of 'The View' here (at the 25:00 mark): www.abc.go.com/watch/the-view
John Mayer joined 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to promote his new album 'Born and Raised' on May 22nd. He sat in with The Roots and chatted with Jimmy about the album and why he stopped singing for a year because of a heath issue.
Mayer also joined Andy Cohen on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' on May 23rd along with legendary newsman Dan Rather.
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed made stops on 'The Today Show' on May 23rd, first with Gene helping chose a roadie through the Hiring Our Heroes campaign. The band hired Paul Jordan, a 27-year military veteran, to work on their road crew this summer. Gene and Shannon stopped by with Hoda and Kathie Lee in the 10am hour to talk about the upcoming season of 'Family Jewels,' and Paul even got a little more camera time.
Motley Crue News: Vegas residency wind-down, Jacoby from Papa Roach, Vince Neil’s B-day, Mick Mars interview, Nikki Sixx talks addiction on CNN (video)
Motley have taken over Sin City! As they wrap up their successful Las Vegas residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (on Feb. 19), the question I have is when are they going to return, and who will be the next hard rock/metal act to take up residency on the Vegas strip? Someone has to follow Motley's lead don't they? Here's the latest on Motley in Vegas and more!
The group has gotten some help from their friends at the shows, most notably Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix. He joined the band to perform "Smokin' In The Boys Room" during the show on February 4th, as the days wind down Vince Neil says there will be more guest jamming with them on stage.
"A lot of them our friends of ours that have even called and said 'Hey bro can we jam with you'," Neil said. "So we have a song ready for anybody who wants to show up and play." Here's some video of Shaddix with the Crue:
Vince Neil celebrated his 51st birthday during the Vegas run, taking the roller coaster ride on Tommy Lee's drumkit. Check it out!
Looks like the boys have been working on new music durin the Vegas run as Nikki Sixx tweeted the following update on Feb. 12: “Back into writing session for new CRUE here in Vegas…This first song is really ratty, sexy and loud…”
Tommy Lee tweeted his own message the next day, saying, “With @james_a_michael @nikkisixx in da studio kids!! NEW CRUE comin!!! FOK!!!!” Lee is talking about Sixx: A.M. singer James Michael in the tweet, who is likely co-writing songs with the band for the new album.
Mick Mars talked to gibson.com about the Vegas residency, the upcoming movie for 'The Dirt', his #1 Motley Crue song of all time and more.
Did Mötley Crüe ever have a dream of having your own residency in Las Vegas? I mean, you’re the first rock band to really do so.
Not really! I’m an old-school type of person. When it comes to residencies, I think Mötley Crüe is kind of breaking the ice in that area, because when I think of residencies, I think of the older names and non-rock acts. So, I feel like it’s what we did with the Roxy in Los Angeles with the rock scene. We were the first unsigned band to play there, which opened up a whole new area for bands that were unsigned to play. So, we could be doing the same thing here. I don’t know – I don’t have a crystal ball [laughs]. But, I’m guessing stuff like that will happen.
What have you guys been pulling out at the shows, song-wise?
A lot of the standard songs that we play. The hits that if you don’t play them, people go, “How come they didn’t play ‘Kickstart My Heart?’” But, we’ve thrown in a few songs that are more unfamiliar with the crowd, like off Generation Swine, and we threw in “Piece of Your Action” off the first album.
Is it hard to believe Mötley Crüe have been rocking for over 30 years?
I’m surprised none of us has choked each other! [Laughs] The family thing of “I’m not going over to Rodger’s house for a week!” [Laughs] I really didn’t have a clue if we were going to last 20, 30, 10 or five years. Again, I’m from old-school, and I’m a couple years older than the guys, and I’m used to seeing bands last maybe seven to 10 years. The Stones were the very first band that I ever saw really last, and then Aerosmith. We just kept chugging along, and people seemed to love the band. But, I didn’t foresee that 30 years at all. Read the entire interview here.
Here's more fan-shot video from the gigs:
In the aftermath of the death of Whitney Houston, Nikki Sixx appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to discuss drug and alcohol abuse in the entertainment industry. Check out the interview below in two parts:
Motley Crue made their heavy promoted announcement on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ this past Thursday (Dec. 1). The Crue will be performing a 12-show residency Feb. 3-19, 2012, at the Joint at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. The show will be an elaborate stage setup that will feature multiple forms of entertainment and stickman Tommy Lee’s 360-degree drum coaster that was unveiled at the band’s headlining tour this past summer.
‘We’re the first hard rock band to ever have a residency,” singer Vince Neil tells Piers Morgan. “We’re all about theater and over-the-top stage shows so it’s a perfect fit for us.”
In a press release, Neil adds, “It is a dream come true for me especially living in and loving Las Vegas,” while Lee said, “I don’t know about you, but when I think of Motley Crue, I think of filthy sex, drugs, a REALLY big show and way too much fun … sounds like Las Vegas doesn’t it? A match made in heaven!!!”
The 12-show run will include Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5), Valentine's Day and President's Day, and the band members are promising an extravaganza that will both live up to and surpass their usual theatrical standards.
"It's gonna be just over-the-top craziness," Vince Neil said during a conference call with reporters. "Vegas is pretty much based on big, big shows, and Motley Crue is also. We're putting together a show right now that's something we have never done in our lives. It's a stationary show. It doesn't have to move around, so we can do all kinds of stuff we only really dreamed about."
Neil said the group plans for the production to be "interactive," with even those seated towards the back or the top of the venue "encompassed in the show." Drummer Tommy Lee added that, "I think more and more people are wanting an experience, and we're trying to bring that into this where people aren't necessarily at the show, they're IN the show. We're really trying to design something here that, when you leave there, you're wearing the show. You're taking parts of it with you. It's on you...Why not make it a full-on experience, really? We're putting together moments of this show where the actual audience participates. They're in it. They're around it. It's going to be really exciting."
Neil and Lee did not share specific details to share about the production but Lee said that the show would involve "other entertainers...and not in a musical fashion," as well as dancers in various stages of undress. "It sure would be fun to really do it Vegas style and have there be some nudity, or almost nude," Lee said, to which Neil added, "Basically, Tommy's saying there'll be lots of naked girls on stage." Lee also revealed he'll be using a modified, "even more crazy" version of the rollercoaster-like track that let him play upside down during the Crue's concerts this year.
"Vegas is known for its huge, over the top shows," said Neil, who resides there when the band is off the road. "That's why I think we're a perfect fit for this." Lee, meanwhile, noted that "having (the show) not have to move every night really opens a bunch of doors for us -- literally trap doors."
The residency is being dubbed as ‘The Most Notorious Band in History Takes on Sin City.’ Room packages are available at the Hard Rock Hotel site. The "Motley Cure in Sin City" show dates are February 3-5, 8, 10-12, 14-15, 17-19. Ticket prices are $85 for the general admission pit and reserved floor seating, and $65 for balcony reserved with $129.50-$179.50 VIP packages.
The Crue will consider returning to Las Vegas for another residency, perhaps for even greater lengths. "If it's successful and works out for everybody, why not?" Neil says. "That's what's great about Vegas -- people from all over the world are here for a few days, then move on, new people always coming in. Basically you're having the world come to you."
Here's a couple of clips with Piers Morgan on CNN:
Crue News: ‘Kickstart My Heart’ Xmas lights, Dec. 1st announcement on CNN, Nikki Sixx already planning new book releases
Get ready for a Merry Motley Christmas! Check out this lights display set to Motley Crue‘s ‘Kickstart My Heart’. This display from last year has been getting lots of attention online thanks to a Facebook post by Nikki Sixx. For the entire song, taken from Motley's 1989 album ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ thousands of lights blink and flash all over the Make-A-Wish New Years Rock & Roll Light Display in Appleton, Wisconsin. No video up on this home's display this year as of yet.
Motley Crue will be guests on the ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ show on CNN on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 9PM ET to announce some big news, and they are dropping daily clues for fans to keep them guessing. The first clue was simply the word ‘MOST’ sporting the signature Motley umlaut over the ‘O,’ with the ‘S’ in red while the rest of the text was black.
Today, Nikki Sixx posted another hint on his Facebook page, saying, “Your guesses were good for something else, but not for this. If we went back in “history” and it was a rattlesnake it would of bit you in the ass. The hint couldn’t be any clearer if it was the nose on your face. Let me make this clearer for you, any ideas now?”
He also posted a picture of himself sporting shades and wearing a t-shirt that said, “Headless Body in a Topless Bar.”
The announcement will probably confirm the rumor that the band has inked a deal with the LasVegas Hard Rock Hotel for a residency that would see the band playing a series concerts at the casino.
Author Nikki Sixx will apparently be creating two new books. Having already published ’The Heroin Diaries,’ and ‘This Is Gonna Hurt,' Sixx’s next book may be released as soon as May 2012.
Sixx is probably...no definitely the most active rocker with his followers on his Facebook and Twitter pages. The official announcement was made after a fan named Nicki asked Sixx, “WHEN IS YOUR NEXT BOOK COMING?!!!!”
“Nicki, Hello….I am working on it now….I am hoping to release it somewhere between May-June 2012,” Sixx responded. “I am writing two books as we speak actually….The 2nd book will be out in 2013….Neither book is like anything i have done before ( i guess you can say the same thing about ‘The Heroin Diaries’ and ‘This is gonna hurt’ too )…I pride myself on not writing the same book over & over and also not using a ghost writer..Of course it takes longer, but raw honesty through words is what i am.
We're looking forward to whatever concept Nikki come up with!
Ted Nugent disgusted by homosexuals, but says he’s not homophobic (video); rocks “Cat Scratch Fever” with Mike Huckabee
Ted Nugent was a guest on the May 18, 2011 episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN. In this clip Ted talks about his views on gays and homosexuallity and how he would react if one of his children were gay.
In this clip Piers and Ted debate their views on gun control:
Ted Nugent also performed his classic song "Cat Scratch Fever" with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (on bass) during an appearance on the May 14 edition of Huckabee's Fox News show, "Huckabee".