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Buy Motley Crue's
Saints of Los Angeles album

Motley Crue Down Under
Motley Crue Down Under book
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
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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 3 - Perth Hollywood Sydney - 1 September 2000.

The first day of Spring arrives in Australia, and as I munch on some Vegemite on toast for breakfast while logging on to check my email, the phone rings. 8:15am. Hmmm. Wonder who that is? It wouldn't be Thommo... he knows not to ring me early in the morning now!

It's Hollywood on the line. Mötley's main management man greets me and is keen to get things under way. So am I. I'm introduced to another team member from the touring department who has been dealing with the Australian promoters more so. We basically run through the contents of my proposed ideas again, looking for the immediate action steps to start working on. I'm told my email was forwarded around to many members of the team in different departments and it got thumbs up.

I feel all sorts of feelings run through me... pride, nerves, excitement, anticipation... but the one that comes through strongest - responsibility. See, I realise if this tour is to be a success, the work that I do and the assistance I can give is going to be a factor. Why else would they be so keen? As to how much of a factor, who knows? Maybe a lot... maybe not. It's grass roots time again for Mötley in this territory. Building it up again through the fans. It starts to sink in now... as much as I need the Crüe in my life, they now need me. I look at it as a win-win situation... and an experience that money simply cannot buy.

We run more ideas and brainstorm a little. It seems another contest on Chronological Crue will happen, with some personally signed prizes from the band. Perhaps it's time to get you fans to be a little crazy? Maybe this competition will be structured around how much profile you can raise for Mötley, where you can put posters and flyers to attract as much crazy attention as possible, then send in the proof. Time will tell there, so stay tuned.

58The contact at the Tour promoter here in Australia is provided - Jacobsen Entertainment Group. Woah! These guys know their stuff. This company has been operating since the 1960's and the Managing Director is certainly one of Australia’s most prominent entertainment entrepreneurs in the land. I saw him as the subject on ‘This Is Your Life.’ Mötley's management worked with them last when the Bee Gees came to Australia, which was a great success. Do you see a connection there? Son of Bee Gee is in 58 with Nikki Sixx. All in the family.

I've told you in the About section how the Kiss Tour in 1980 sparked something inside of me. Who promoted that tour? Jacobsen, that's who. There's that irony again! And now I need to speak with them about the possibility of my band opening up a show. I'm feeling a little out of my league and that perhaps I was on too much of a high yesterday.

I'm told who they have lined up as a support band. Great choice! The tour dates are also confirmed with me. Some surprises here, some expected. I give my word not to release them until I'm given the word from the powers that be. Sorry. I’d like to tell you now but I must keep my word.

So time to do my work for the day. I work on for some hours then step outside for a moment. Upon return the flashing red button on my answering machine tells me I missed a call. I hit Play. "Hi Paul. Well it looks like your dream has come true! Give me a call." It was Mötley's label manager at EMI Virgin Records in Sydney. My dream has come true? Which dream could that be?

I phone him back and he tells me that the dates are all locked away and tour is on. Well, he was right. The dream of seeing Mötley play live does look like it's going to come true for me. I yak with him some more to see if that was the dream he was referring to. It was. I bring him up to speed with my conversation earlier with the States, and we look to getting things rolling. He asks me if he could get the band to call me to do an interview for my site. Ummm. Gee. Should I?

"Of course", I say, and tell him that it would be great if it could be Nikki Sixx. "Sure," he says, "leave it with me." Holy shit. Can you picture me running for the phone every time it rings over the next however many weeks or months? hahahaha Again the words ring in my head, 'my time will come.' Questions start popping into my head to ask him, until I shake my head trying to stay focused on one thing at a time. One thing at a time? Nup... I live and breathe a cyber induced multi-tasked life. I’m a juggler of tasks in this circus of life.

So the day rolls on and I focus on my paid job. These guys are the best team I've ever worked for and I must remain honest and focused to my responsibilities for which they reward me with that bank account boost every fortnight called pay. Yet they know what Mötley means to me, and how much I have grown from it, and how much they too benefit from it all.

I call the Tour Promoter in Sydney and verbally meet with the main lady on the Mötley case. Cool lady. We run through where things are at, at the moment and she says she has my email full of ideas in her Inbox... from Perth to Hollywood to Sydney... faster than the Olympic marathon. I love technology.

I can't help but ask about the tour support. I need to ease my mind about my band as soon as possible, one way or another. My hopes are trying to race high while I bang the metal lid on them to keep them at bay. Needless to say, my band mates are chewing their fingernails at the thought of what could be. She says she is undecided whether it'll be 2 or 3 bands, and she hadn't thought that far. I'd like to convince her to have 3, so we have a chance, but I understand there's more to it all than that dream in my head… and I by no means want to sound pushy or that this is a blackmail attempt in exchange for my help.

I mention to her about the 'Kickstart Your Career' competition that Mötley ran with Guitar World in the States a few years back. I say that maybe Australia's rock radio station, MMM, could get involved to promote it for some of the shows. She has the hook up with MMM already and likes the idea and promises to "throw it around." I tell her of the success our band has been having and she seems open to consideration. That's all I can hope for, as I package some CDs to send her. I hope that fate deals me the hand I’m looking for.

Asking when the tour will be announced, I'm told that it looks like it will be on Monday. A formal press release will go to the media announcing the tour, dates, venues and support. She asks me if I would like to announce it on my site as an EXCLUSIVE 1 hour before. No prize for guessing my answer there!

Within half an hour of the call, an email comes through from her, asking if I know the last time Mötley came to Australia. A quick cut and paste from the Gigography section of this site and the exact dates, cities and venues are returned. Wow! This instance really makes me realise again what a tremendous reference source of Mötley information I have catalogued in these last 5 years or so. People from Israel to India to Indiana to England use it, enjoy it and rely upon it. Responsibility rings in my head again.

But now the weekend is here and we all won't know any more until the announcement comes on Monday... all going to plan that is. I hope to have you back here with me then!

So as the day draws to a close, it's time to sit here sipping on a Jack Daniels. Treat Me Like The Dog I Am plays in the background and I look at my glass... thinking that Jack is like a Scooby Snack... a treat for this little Aussie dog after he feels he has done good today. Do you reward yourself?

Rock on
Paul Miles*

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