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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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Meet the ladies of ‘Ex-Wives of Rock’ reality show (video)

by on Sep.08, 2012, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Meet the ladies of ‘Ex-Wives of Rock’ reality show (video)

A new reality show 'Ex-Wives Of Rock' chronicling the highs and lows of the lives of four women who have led the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll life... and have survived to reinvent themselves premiered on August 31rd on the Canadian network Slice. The show follows video vixen Susan Dixon (ex-wife of Warrant bassist Jerry Dixon), Cherry Pie rock goddess Bobbie Brown (ex-wife of Warrant frontman Jani Lane), drummer and Tommy Lee’s sister, Athena Lee (ex-wife of Scorpions drummer James Kottak) and Sharise Neil (ex-wife of Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil).

'Ex-Wives of Rock' is co-produced by the former Femme Fatale frontwoman Lorraine Lewis and narrated by Shannon Tweed (wife of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons).

Throughout each episode, you will see all sides of the four ex-wives: the good, the bad and the ugly. You’ll witness family drama, messed up love lives and friendships crash and burn. We’ll see the glamorous red carpet events, the seedy rock clubs, the fabulous hotel lunches and the quiet dinners at home.

Being 'hair band groupies' is far in the past for these now late-thirties, early-forties ladies; but that doesn’t mean their rock ‘n’ roll days are over. Their journey begins where one life has ended and another one has just begun. They are Mothers. Business Owners. Partiers. And ladies of the L.A. lifestyle.

Meet each of the ladies and get a preview clip of the latest episode below:





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Top 30 list of richest drummers in the world

by on Aug.27, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

Top 30 list of richest drummers in the world

We now know who the richest drummers in the world are, and it really should be no suprise who is #1. Celebritynetworth.com compiled all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. Check out the Top 30 below.

The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles/Solo)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo/Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot)
11. Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182/The Aquabats)
12. Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Conan O’Brien)
24. Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)

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Motley Crue and KISS kick off ‘The Tour” with hit filled sets

by on Jul.21, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Motley Crue and KISS kick off ‘The Tour” with hit filled sets

Motley Crue and KISS kicked off 'The Tour' on Friday night (July 20) in Bristow, VA. at Jiffy Lube Live, with both for the performing sets that were predominately all hits. That is to be expected, but I was hoping for at least one or two tracks that they either haven't performed live in quite awhile, or something from an early album. Motley Crue did perform their new single 'Sex,' which you can watch below along with Tommy Lee's drum solo to the song 'Love Rollercoaster.'

Motley Crue Set List

1. Saints of Los Angeles
2. Wild Side
3. Shout at the Devil
4. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
5. Looks That Kill
6. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7. Sex
8. Drum Solo
9. Home Sweet Home
10. Primal Scream
11. Dr. Feelgood
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Kickstart My Heart


KISS were the headliners for the evening, performing 11 well known cuts along with the new single 'Hell or Hallelujah.'

Kiss Set list:

1. Detroit Rock City
2. Shout It Out Loud
3. I Love It Loud
4. Love Gun
5. Firehouse
6. War Machine
7. Shock Me
8. Hell or Hallelujah
9. God of Thunder
10. Lick It Up
11. Black Diamond
12. Rock and Roll All Nite


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Motley Crue News: ‘Sex’ single available as free download, Vince Neil future pilot?

by on Jul.16, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Motley Crue News: ‘Sex’ single available as free download, Vince Neil future pilot?

The brand new song from Motley Crue, is available for free download for 24 hours only at Motley.com. So get on it! "Sex" is the first studio track from the band since 'Saints Of Los Angeles' in 2008. The song was recorded at drummer Tommy Lee's studio called The Atrium in Calabasas, California.

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has taken flight training classes with the possibility of receiving a pilot’s license. While that may not be the greatest idea considering his history in automobiles, he apparently has found a way to make a buck out of it, or at least get the training for free as it will be part of a TV show called 'The Aviators.' Vince will appear in the series’ third season, which premieres this fall on PBS. Check out pics from his training here: www.facebook.com

 

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