"But we finally made the news"
Crüe - You're All I Need - 1987
Vince rings in the New Year with a headline performance in front
of a packed crowd at the Fremont St Experience, right after the
midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. It’s the
city’s largest private New Year’s Eve party with nine hours of non-stop
entertainment over three stages that includes bands Papa Roach, Blues
Traveler, Loverboy, and Adelitas Way.
A Californian Superior
Court judge dismisses the lawsuit filed against Mötley Crüe by Howard
Scott King back in September 2012, which claimed he gave Tommy the idea
for his 360 degree rollercoaster drum set that he used on tour in
recent years. The judge determines that King never had exclusive rights
to the roller-coaster drum idea and Tommy designed his version on his
own. Tommy is currently enjoying a family holiday on a tropical island
participates in a signing appearance at the Marshall amplification
booth as part of the Consumer Electronics Show held in the LasVegas
lands at #77 on Pollstar's 2013 Top 200 North American Tour chart,
ahead of other hard rock/heavy metal bands Kiss, The Black Crowes, Iron
Maiden, Soundgarden, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper and Def Leppard.
grossed $12.3 million in 43 North American shows last year. Their
148,496 tickets sold averaged 4,368 per show at a price of $82.83 each.
The year's list is topped by Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, The
Rolling Stones and Beyonce.
says the final song Let It Haunt You for the new Sixx:A.M. album is
finished tonight. After working in the studio all last weekend on the
music, he feels the band is topping themselves artistically. Other song
titles mentioned in recent days include Hyperventilate, and Stars.
Vince features on the cover of the latest issue of Food & Beverage
Magazine, along with a story that focuses on his simple philosophy as
the driving force behind all the Tatuado brand of spirits, vodka,
tequila, rum, and his dynamic portfolio of restaurants. Vince says,
"It's all about my simple philosophy: I want to bring to the market
place a brand that people will call out for. First off, great tasting.
Second, absolutely kick-ass packaging. Finally, a price that will not
dent your wallet." Food & Beverage publisher Michael Politz says,
"I am proud to have this rock legend start off the New Year for my
readers. These new projects are obviously the next step in the great
legacy of America's most notorious rocker."
During the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Real Estate company Coldwell
Banker commences a national marketing campaign for the awards season
with the debut of a new sixty-second TV commercial titled Home Sweet
Home. Created by Siltanen & Partners under the direction of
executive creative director Rob Siltanen, the ad features the classic
Mötley Crüe ballad Home Sweet Home set to a montage of all the moments
that make getting home at the end of the day so rewarding: kicking off
your shoes, hopping on the couch, slipping into a warm bath. The spot
closes with the hashtag #HomeRocks, pulling together the music
holds a press conference dubbed "R.I.P: All Bad Things Must Come To An End" at Beacher’s Madhouse Theatre inside the
Roosevelt Hotel in hometown Los Angeles to announce their last tour and
the band's ultimate retirement after more than three decades together.
"The Final Tour" presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation is set
to kick-off mid-year with seventy-two shows across North America with
very special guest Alice Cooper, commencing on July 2 in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, before the band hits international territories in 2015.
The band arrives at the event in a black hearse with flamethrowers,
while a brass band playing Dr. Feelgood leads the funeral procession
inside to a stage set with headstones for each of the members.
To commence proceedings, former Toronto rock radio host Joey 'Vendetta'
Scoleri hosts a Q&A session with panelists: Rick Franks, Live
Nation's Regional President of North America Concerts, says each event
will run for three-hours-plus and ticket prices will start at $20 to
make it affordable to attend. The band's attorney Doug Mark of Mark
Music & Media Law explains that all band members agree they want to
hang it up while at the top of their game. They've seen many diluted
brands and trademarks, and many bands playing wrong venues with wrong
band members, so together they came up with a methodology for the
members to overcome trademark law, partnership law, and shareholder
agreements and do something that no touring band has done before – sign
an agreement to contractually guarantee they are hanging it up once and
for all. Randy Cortese, Head of Advertising at Dodge, says the
partnership with the band for the tour is a natural fit with their car
brand. Kickstart My Heart will be used in the company's marketing
creatives to celebrate two iconic and notorious American brands during
Dodge's 100-year anniversary. Big Machine Records CEO Scott
Borchetta, who discovered Taylor Swift, says a Country Music Tribute To
will be released this summer as a joint venture between Motley Records,
Eleven Seven Records, and Big Machine Records. He drops names like
Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band,
Cassadee Pope, and LeAnn Rimes as artists contributing their versions
classics. Director of The Dirt movie Jeff Tremaine says for the last
two years he's been knee-deep in getting the film script right, to
ensure the voice of the band's best-selling book is properly captured,
and this stage of the process is just about complete. His goal is to be
shooting the movie this June, and while there is no casting to talk
about yet, they have ideas. The Final Tour will coincide with The Dirt
film that is being prepared to debut in theaters globally in 2015.
Alice Cooper then spends some time on stage and is press quoted as
saying, “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days. Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that's to blow the audience away. That's exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe
and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really
NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can't wait to
see Mötley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper – a match made in… Armageddon?”
The Mötley Crüe
band members then take their seats and when asked what they will do
once the tour ends, Vince says he will continue with his restaurant
businesses and will continue to sing Mötley Crüe
on stage as a solo artist. Nikki says he will keep active with his band
Sixx: A.M., his Sixx Sense radio show, and will continue to make music.
Tommy says he has some big surprises in store that he can't talk about
just yet, while Mick says he recently moved to Nashville and will work
with lots of musicians to seriously pursue a very diverse solo album,
as well as release a book about his life. Members of the press ask
questions and the band says they are in the beginning stages of working
out the tour production and stage for The Final Tour, which is expected
to last two years or more by the time they take the show around the
world. When asked if the band's last studio album Saints of Los Angeles
will be their last, Nikki says, "You will just have to see." After a
photo opportunity with global media, they then become the first-ever
band to sign a binding Cessation of Touring Agreement to prevent the Mötley Crüe trademark being used for touring in the future; any of them can sue for damages if one of them tries to tour as Mötley Crüe and breeches the agreement that comes into effect at the end of 2015.
Following the press
conference, the band trends at number one on Facebook ahead of
President Obama and his State of the Union address.
Along with actors Morgan
Freeman and Anna Faris, Mötley Crüe guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and
performs on the show's outdoor stage to celebrate the day's big
annoucement. Kickstart My Heart is televised to close the show, and the
band also plays Primal Scream, Wild Side, Shout At The Devil, and Live
Wire for the crowd.
Speaking further about his post-Mötley Crüe
plans, Mick says he hasn’t started any work on his book or figured out
who he wants to write with, or help him write it. In regards future
touring, he says he’ll probably put together, “a cool band with some
cool friends of mine and stuff, and go out and do some… you know, a few
weeks here and a few weeks there, touring… but not as the Mick Mars
Band; I won't do that. You'll see a name, and you'll go, 'Hey, who's
that?' 'I don't know' That's the name of the band."
The Bloody Beetroots premiere a video for their song Raw that features
a shirtless Tommy playing drums (with most of his front torso tattoos
Responding to a question on Twitter, Nikki says he recorded a song with rapper Riff Raff the other day.
Courtney Love is recording a new album at Tommy’s Atrium Studios, and Tommy says he’s rocking some drums on it.
When asked what he plans on doing once Mötley
has finished touring, Mick says, "I've got quite a few things in the
fire: I write commercials. I could do things for movies. They always
look for musical excerpts for car chases and scary monster pieces. I
will be writing with John Corabi for his album. With Twiggy, as well,
from Marilyn Manson. I have a lot of things I want to do and people who
want to write with me!"
In Nashville, country artist Justin Moore plays a concert as part of
Country Radio Seminar week. Towards the end of his set, he leaves the
stage and a video of Mötley Crüe plays, before Vince walks on stage
with Brantley Gilbert and they perform Wild Side. After Vince tells the
crowd about the forthcoming country tribute to Mötley Crüe
album, Gilbert leaves and Moore comes back on stage to close the show
with Vince singing Home Sweet Home, Dr. Feelgood and an encore of
Kickstart My Heart. Nikki also attends the show and the seminar to help
promote the album.
Tommy play drums for The Bloody Beetroots at Sanremo Music Festival 2014 in
Tommy proposes to his girlfriend Sofia Toufa in St. Tropez on the
French Riviera, and tells the world, "There comes a time in a man's
life when you just know your partner is for LIFE! Say hello to my
fiancée and soon-to-be wife, Sofi."
performs at the
Keep Memory Alive Center in Las Vegas for the benefit event to raise
awareness about the
neurological disorder multiple system atrophy (MSA). Bill Murray is one
of the show's emcees, while other artists that perform include Slash,
Alice Cooper, and Matt Sorum.
During a radio interview with Eddie Trunk, Mick says he has written six
new songs in the past week in his home studio that will be in
contention for his solo album. He also just wrote a new song with Nikki
and they plan to finish it up during next couple of months in time for Mötley's
last tour. When discussing his Ankylosing Spondylitis, Mick says he
hasn't driven in fifteen years because he can’t turn his head. HE sold
his red '76 Corvette recently and donated proceeds to benefit A.S.
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