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Motley Manure at California Mid State Fair

by on Aug.02, 2015, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Motley Manure at California Mid State Fair

I preface this post as a lifelong Motley Crue fan, having seen the band multiple times with my first being at the US Festival in 1983, when the band was on absolute fire. I am and have been a Crue fanatic, with the band bringing so many memorable moments to my life and musical passion.

But on July 25th, Motley Crue had a show at the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, CA. that became a nightmare for the crowd (and I'm sure for the band as well). No pyro, no stage set, no vocals (Vince just can't really do it anymore) and no great memory for a time stamp of what will probably be the last time seeing the Crue for a majority of the crowd in attendance.

While I understand the complexities of a Motley money grab to play as many shows as possible before the end of the Crue entity, when you schedule three shows in three different states on consecutive nights (regardless of proximity) and something goes wrong, somebody gets screwed, and this audience sure did.

The story was that while ready to take off from the Tacoma airport in route to San Luis Obispo Airport, a small hole was discovered in their plane, causing concern that the aircraft would not properly depressurize. The decision was made to deboard and unload, with another plane to be chartered flying in from Phoenix. This caused a delay of the show, which originally was slated to start with Alice Cooper's set at 7:30pm. The doors didn't end up opening until 8:30, with the start time announced to be 10pm.

The show eventually started at about 10:30pm, with the total pro Alice and his band ripping through a well received (but short) set of hits. Motley however, hit the stage at about 11pm and played a "stripped" down run through of tracks that lasted until midnight. The band seemed lethargic, possibly due to the day they had already dealt with, but there was no explanation on stage about exactly what happened, no apology, and no connection to their fans to appease the disgruntled rockers in the crowd. That was B.S., as was their set.

We already knew Vince can't hit notes and half sings now, but this really took it to a new level. Not having the pyro and dynamic stage set up brought more attention to the band's deficiencies and there were many that night.

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The band made it to Billings, Montana for a show the next night, but had another incident just nights later in Salt Lake City.

As far as the "explanation" Nikki Sixx gave on his 'Sixx Sense' radio show some nights later about the Mid State Fair show, I don't believe a 747 can fly into the small San Luis Obispo airport, but that is the spin they are going with on this debacle. Listen to the explanation here: www.sixxsense.com.  Here's a photo posted on Nikki's Twitter showing the plane landing in San Luis Obispo. I can't even tell if that is SLO Airport, and if that plane is a 747, it is the largest plane that has ever landed at that airport. I have found no record of that happening anywhere online, but I could be wrong.

This all being said, I am still glad Motley decided to play the show even though it sucked. But that is coming from someone that didn't have to lay down over a $100 bucks for a ticket. Motley have announced another Central California show in Fresno this December at the Save Mart Center, but I haven't decided if I will be going or not. To eliminate this last Motley memory for me, I just may have to.

Motley Crue tweets paso2

Motley Crue Alice Cooper the final tour 2014


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Nikki Sixx interviews Gene Simmons of KISS on ‘Sixx Sense’ radio show

by on Apr.25, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS

Nikki Sixx interviews Gene Simmons of KISS on ‘Sixx Sense’ radio show

Gene Simmons of KISS was interviewed by upcoming tour mate Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue on the April 13 edition of Nikki's 'Sixx Sense' syndicated radio show. Listen to the entire chat below.

'The Tour' with KISS and Motley Crue will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia and will run through September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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The Treatment talk connection with Iron Maiden, supporting Steel Panther, their influences and more (video)

by on Apr.03, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

The Treatment talk connection with Iron Maiden, supporting Steel Panther, their influences and more (video)

UK rockers The Treatment, who will soon be blowing up in the USA as the openers on the KISS/Motley Crue North American Tour, sat down with Barbara Caserta of Italian web radio Linearock.it when they supported Steel Panther on March 22nd at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy. Check out the conversation below. The guys talk about how they got the gig with Steel Panther and their thoughts on the band, their influences, their connection with Iron Maiden, their current album and an upcoming E.P., their main goal as a band right now, upcoming gigs and more. All the guys in the band are around 18 years old, and although they made be young, they play and sound like bands that have been doing it for years.

The Treatment will support Thin Lizzy for a few shows during May in the UK, and play the Download Festival in Donnington on June 9th. the band grabbed the coveted support slot on the upcoming KISS and Motley Crue North American co-headlining tour, simply dubbed 'The Tour.' That huge tour kicks off on July 20th in Bristow, Virginia and run through September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut. Nikki Sixx played their song 'The Doctor' on his Sixx Sense radio show, liked it, and it all came together from there. Good luck mates!

The Treatment are:
Matt Jones-Vocals
Ben Brookland-Guitar
Tag Grey-Guitar
Dhani Mansworth-Drums
Swoggle-Bass


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Fast Tube

The Treatment was recently in the studio laying down tracks for a brand new 70's covers EP; and as with the band's debut album, "This Might Hurt", released by Spinefarm Records last year, production has been overseen by Laurie Mansworth at Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris' Barnyard Studios, with Tony Newton mixing.

The track listing for the EP:

1. Run Run Run (Jo Jo Gunne)
2. Take Me Bake 'Ome (Slade)
3. Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra)
4. Motorbikin' (Chris Spedding)
5. Let's Work Together (Canned Heat)

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Alice Cooper Los Angeles promo tour: Sixx Sense, KTLA-TV & KLOS Los Angeles (video); announces North America tour dates

by on Sep.13, 2011, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Alice Cooper Los Angeles promo tour: Sixx Sense, KTLA-TV & KLOS Los Angeles (video); announces North America tour dates

The new album "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" from Alice Cooper is out today, and Alice has done a fantastic promo job getting the word out on the album so far. He's hit the Tonight Show and Rockline, has a Halloween ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, has a track-by-track preview on Youtube, "The Coopertizer" and will perform a special show at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip September 15th. That will be first time since Alice Cooper performed there live in 1969 with Led Zeppelin. Now Alice hits L.A. radio & T.V., with stops on the KTLA-TV morning show, "Mark & Brian" on southern California rock station KLOS, and sat in with Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue on his syndicated radio show "Sixx Sense".

Alice talks new album, show at The Whisky A Go-Go and rock past and present in this interview from this morning on ktla.com.

Audio of Alice's appearance on the KLOS Los Angeles Mark & Brian morning radio show, and Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx hasn't been posted to their sites as of yet, but here is a KLOS promo shot with the legendary Jim Ladd (nights on KLOS) for the Whisky gig on September 15, and a pic of Alice with Nikki. I'll get the audio posted when available.

Alice has announced the first U.S. tour dates, with more to come:
Nov. 27 - Huntington, WV - Keith Albee Theatre
Dec. 2 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues - Atlantic City
Dec. 9 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
Dec. 10 - Erie, PA - Warner Theatre
Dec. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theater
Dec. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Dec. 14 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

For more info and VIP Tour packages go here.

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Nikki Sixx hits a nerve with Michael Jackson fans

by on Jul.13, 2011, under ROCK NEWS

Nikki Sixx hits a nerve with Michael Jackson fans

Nikki Sixx is fantastic at utilizing social media to promote his projects and connect with fans. At times though, his thoughts and impulsive posts can generate a high level of outrage.

Earlier today (June 13), Nikki posted this on his facebook page:
"Just woke from a dream and was thinking so many of you looked the other way when MJ was caught with his hand in the coffee jar of underage kids and thought,,,thank good its not true,,,then I realized the moral majority is brainwashed and the pedophile died of a drug overdose ending in another cover up GOD BLESS THE SPIN DOCTORS...life is weird...back to sleep...maybe a dream of honesty?"

Sixx was obviously talking about Michael Jackson, and the post triggered "The King of Pop's" defenders on Jackson's facebook page. Some accused Sixx of being drunk and on drugs again, some said that his facebook page had been hacked and some accused Sixx of not speaking his mind when Michael Jackson was alive. And many loyal fans backed him up.

Sixx replied after pages of comments: "10 YEARS SOBER, FATHER OF 4, MULTIPLE BUSINESSES, SUCCESSFUL IN ALL MY VENTURES (MOTLEY, SIXX AM, SIXX SENSE, PHOTOGRAPHER & ROYAL UNDERGROUND). HOW DARE YOU INSULT ME BY SAYING I AM ON DRUGS OR DRINKING FOR HAVING AN OPINION ABOUT A CREEP FUCK WHO IN MY OPINION RAPED CHILDREN. LAST I CHECKED WE WERE IN AMERICA, AND I AM NKKI SIXX OF MOTLEY CRUE AND DON'T TAKE ORDERS FROM KNOW BODY. READ MY BOOKS, LISTEN TO THE LYRICS."

Nikki tweeted this earlier today as well: We're gonna attempt something thats never been done on radio on @sixxsense and try a seance to reach MJ.I hope hes not too busy at heavens(?) children's hospital...

Take that! We'll see what Michael Jackson fans can come with next. Maybe they can dress up as Mike and protest outside Motley Crue shows, while moonwalking.

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