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Saints of Los Angeles album

Motley Crue Down Under
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On Tour with The Carnival of Sins

This is Gonna Hurt
This is Gonna Hurt by Sixx: A.M.


Tattoos & Tequila by Vince Neil


Motley Crue's Greatest Hits CD

Motley Crue's Carnival of Sins Live concert DVD
Motley Crue's Carnival of Sins
Live concert DVD

 
Tommy Lee's latest album from
Methods of Mayhem

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Motley Crue
Greatest Video Hits DVD

Buy Motley Crue - The Dirt with discount, cheap
Motley Crue - The Dirt



The parting of the heavens... the blue moon rising... the second coming... call it what you will. Mötley Crüe touring the homeland of Chronological Crue - I'd like to see that! Well, dreams DO come true... and good things DO come to those who wait and now my time has come. For years, I've enjoyed reading about all your Crüe experiences and reviews. Now it's my turn... and I want to share it all with you. I'll give it to you straight... from the heart, so you can feel a part of Mötley Crüe's 'New Tattoo Tour'  Australia 2000 as well. Come take a ride on the Mileside!

Chapter 10 - We'll Miss You, Randy - 29 September 2000.

For Immediate Release

MOTLEY CRUE'S "NEW TATTOO" JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA TOUR TO FEATURE HOLE'S DRUMMER SAMANTHA MALONEY

Crüe DRUMMER RANDY CASTILLO, ON HEALTH HIATUS, WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2000)

Mötley Crüe announced today that Hole Drummer Samantha Maloney will continue handling drumming responsibilities for the Crüe on their November "New Tattoo" Japanese/Australian Tour. Maloney was universally well received by fans & critics alike during this summer's North American "Maximum Rock" Tour, filling in for Crüe drummer Randy Castillo as he recovered from stomach surgery. As previously reported, Randy Castillo will take the remainder of 2000 off for health reasons and will re-join the band in 2001.

11/5/00 Tokyo Bay NK Hall
11/6/00 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
11/7/00 TBD
11/8/00 Osaka Festival Hall
11/10/00 Hiroshima Yubin Chokin Hall
11/11/00 Fukuoka Zepp Fukuoka
11/12/00 Nagoya Nagoya Shi Kokaido
11/13/00 Hamamatsu Act City
11/15/00 Sendai Sun Plaza
11/17/00 Sapporo Sapporo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
11/18/00 Iwate Kennminn Kaikan
11/19/00 Matsumoto Matsumoto Bunka
11/22/00 Canberra, AUS AIS Arena
11/23/00 Wollongong, AUS Wollongong Entertainment Centre
11/25/00 Melbourne, AUS Melbourne Park
11/27/00 Newcastle, AUS Newcastle Entertainment Centre
11/28/00 Sydney, AUS Sydney Entertainment Centre

 

Well I'm sure Randy is really hurting by this, but I guess he's being safe than sorry. We have to remember that he almost lost his life from this ailment earlier this year (read all about it here), so he wouldn't want to take any chances of doing further damage to his mending body. Whilst he is playing the occasional gig for his flamenco band, Azul, the rigors of a Crüe show and life on the road for a month is a different ball game altogether. I sent him an email telling him to "keep his chin up." We were really looking forward to getting crazy together on this tour.

Those that attended any of the Australian 'Big Day Out' festivals in February 1999, have seen Sam drum with 'Hole' and would know that she is a great player and a hard hitter. She grew up listening to hard rock in the late '80s and her favourite drummer is the Crüe's own Tommy Lee, with original GNR skinsman Steve Adler, and Janes Addiction's Stephen Perkins following. Samantha's nickname is 'Sammy Lee' for these reasons.

The above press release is correct. The Crüeheads that caught those US shows this year with her behind the kit, certainly did receive her well. Many of them stated that she should become the permanent Crüe drummer. That doesn't sit with me well, considering Randy's unfortunate situation. I'd prefer to see Randy recover and get back behind his stool as soon as possible.

Sam was recently asked in an online chat session that if Mötley asked her to be a permanent member of Mötley would she stay? Sam's response was, "That's a very good question. I don't know what my answer would be... I would be very tempted but I already miss my band Hole...just being asked that question would be a total honor...but I don't know what my answer would be."

So, what's done is done. Randy will continue to recuperate while Samantha will tour Japan and Australia with Mötley Crüe. Whether you think it's good or bad, you will have your own opinions, but let's make this as positive as can be. Let's try and spread the word to as many Hole fans as possible and persuade them to attend these Crüe shows as well. Think about how you can reach them, and let them know that their girl is on the way to rock their asses - Crüe style! 

Rock on
Paul Miles*

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