In a week where we have seen the tragic demise of Motörhead, tonight sees the end of the bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Mötley Crüe, fortunately by choice unlike Motörhead.
I did actually try to snag tickets for tonight’s curtain call at the Staples Center, but to no avail. It would have been interesting to see how I would have afforded the flights to Los Angeles, but that was a bridge I didn’t have to cross.
I’m surprised a live feed isn’t available tonight so that the Crüe heads worldwide can experience their last outing with the lucky 19,000 in the arena, but it was announced yesterday that a DVD was being shot. That roller coaster in glorious technicolor…
I’m sure there will be more Crüe on this blog in the future, but here’s a track from their break through second album and genre defining release, Shout At The Devil, to “celebrate” the end. Who would have thought back in 1984 four guys wearing makeup and spandex would court so much controversy with a pentagram on their album cover (job done in my book then!)
All the members are going their own way at midnight – if they survive the rumoured guillotine supplied by Alice Cooper – and I’m looking forward to seeing Nikki Sixx bring his latest band Sixx:AM to British shores in the very near future.