Motley Crue

Motley Crue Announces Permanent Retirement After Tour

Hard glam-rock group Motley Crue are splitting up for good after one final tour with Alice Cooper this year.

The rockers announced the news at a press conference in Hollywood on Tuesday and even signed a legally-binding Cessation Of Touring contract, ending a 33-year career.

Singer Vince Neil told reporters, “We just want to go out on top. Leave a legacy behind. We won’t be doing any more concerts after this. This is the final tour.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx added, “This is a huge celebration for us. It’s going to be a really fantastic tour.”

To mark the ‘death’ of the Girls Girls Girls hitmakers, headstones for bandmates Neil, Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars decorated the press conference stage at Beacher’s Madhouse Theater.

Motley Crue, which formed in 1981, will release one last album, but it won’t be the stars’ usual rock fare. The project will be a country music tribute to the group, featuring covers of their hits by artists including LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Cassadee Pope.

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The Final Tour will kick off this summer, while a film based on their best-selling 2001 autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, will hit theatres in 2015. Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine will take charge of the movie.

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Motley Crue Ready For Las Vegas Residency

Motley Crue  are planning several sets for their upcoming Las Vegas residency to ensure fans who attend multiple gigs see different shows.

Rockers Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will appear live at the city’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a three-week stint, kicking off on 3 February (12).


The concerts are expected to be a sell-out, and Lee and his bandmates are already hard at work on the running order and special effects.

He tells Loudwire.com, “We’ll have to switch up the set a lot since we’ll be doing several shows in a row, we’ll have have to change things up because on the weekend people might come (to) see us a few times.
“Some maniacs that I know will probably come every night, so we’ve already talked about making some different portions of the show that will require a lot of change; that’s probably going to happen, I’d imagine.”

The Bamboozle Announces More Bands

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The Bamboozle Festival, the annual three-day music extravaganza scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has announced additional main stage performers. Adding to an already exciting and diverse roster of today’s hottest artists, newly added main stage performers will include: Alkaline Trio, Sam Adams, Thrice, and Further Seems Forever featuring original members including Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional).
Previously announced main stage performers include: Lil Wayne, Mötley Crüe, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars, LMFAO, Chiddy Bang, Dashboard Confessional, A Day To Remember, Boys Like Girls, New Found Glory performing their own set and a Ramones tribute featuring Marky Ramone, Circa Survive, Waka Flocka Flame, Streetlight Manifesto, and the RX Bandits. Tickets for three-day passes are currently available for purchase and beginning today, single day tickets will go on sale. For ticket information as well as additional artists announced and a day by day festival schedule please visit: www.thebamboozle.com. *The festival schedule will be posted today at 3:00PM EST.
Keeping with the tradition of getting fans involved, this year the festival has just announced the ultimate fan appreciation program, “BoozleTwist.” The program, powered by CrowdTwist, launches on TheBamboozle.com on February 1 and allows fans to interact and earn points for promotional activities they do online via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and on Bamboozle’s website. In turn, they’ll receive amazing Bamboozle rewards and unique VIP artist experiences. For more information please visit: www.thebamboozle.com. In addition, another contest was held, “I Booked Bamboozle” where fans were invited to suggest bands for the 2011 lineup.
In addition to performances, The Bamboozle Festival will feature several events that attendees won’t want to miss. Making its debut this year, The Temple of Boozle will host some of the hottest DJs in the country including Wait What and The Hood Internet, among others. Returning events will include The B-Boy Battle, a breakdancing battle, held on the stage of the same name where the grand prize is the largest cash prize to ever be awarded for a breakdancing competition in the United States.
The Break Contest which, since 2005, has served as the official unsigned band competition of the festival. The winner will receive a performance slot on the main stage and other prizes. Originally held only at New Jersey venues, last year The Break Contest expanded to other states including New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Preliminary rounds began last weekend and finals will be held in April. For more information please visit: www.thebreakcontest.com.
The Bamboozle Festival has become a staple of the music festival circuit drawing over 80,000 fans. Since its inception in 2003, the festival has consistently featured the best music talent from established to new artists spanning multiple music genres. Always ahead of the musical curve, The Bamboozle Festival has previously featured up-and-coming acts who have gone on to become break out artists in their own right including Fall Out Boy, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Jonas Brothers, and many more.