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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.


Long-Awaited Inductions and Surprises at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tommy Chong, Chuck Brennan and Cheech Marin at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, scheduled to air on HBO starting May 18, included surprising outbursts, long awaited recognition and performances by some of music’s most iconic representatives. “It was everything you expect when you put such a widely diverse group of musicians, performers and fans in a room together,” said Chuck Brennan, founder of Rock and Roll Academy, Brennan Rock & Roll Academy and CEO of Dollar Loan Center. The Academy was one of two exclusive sponsors of the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Held at Hollywood’s Nokia Theatre last month, the event will be televised on HBO beginning this Saturday, May 18. “Viewers will get a chance to see truly authentic reactions and performances from some of the greatest musicians in history,” said Brennan.

Among the evening’s most memorable moments was the band Rush’s induction by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. Rush, a Canadian rock band that has been eligible for induction since 1998, “played upwards of 250 shows a year,” said Grohl. “No hype, no bulls**t. They did it from the ground up…without any help from the mainstream press. For 40 years.”

“Their influence is undeniable,” said Grohl. “And their devoted fan base is only rivaled by the Grateful Dead.”

During the evening Jennifer Hudson performed in honor of Donna Summer, Usher performed Michael Jackson songs for Quincy Jones and inductees Randy Newman, Heart, Rush and Public Enemy performed.

“It was an incredible evening filled with very diverse musical representation,”said Brennan. “It was a great thing for the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy to support, as it shows that music can be amazing and life-changing in all different genres.”

Brennan recently organized a series of rock concerts at the Academy, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to celebrate its grand opening. Performances from stars including Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, George Lopez, Louie Anderson, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcy and many other entertainment icons helped raise $1.4 million for its students in the Boys & Girls Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy grand opening had its own surprises, with Gene Simmons of KISS surprising the sold out crowds by performing and donating to the event’s silent auction. Cooper performed with Robby Krieger of the DOORS and a Who’s Who of the rock industry including Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS, Sebastian Bach and Joey Allen of Warrant.

The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy serves hundreds of children in the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire. “They learn to play instruments, vocals and about the band environment,” said Brennan. “I grew up six blocks from here and was a Boys & Girls Club member. It is a great feeling to share my love of rock and roll with future generations.”

Brennan has a lifelong passion for Rock & Roll music. Before founding Dollar Loan Center he opened and operated one of the largest Rock & Roll concert halls in the Midwest, The Blitz Ballroom. Iconic bands including Joan Jett, Steppenwolf, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult all graced the stage at the Blitz.

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, “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.”

Vince Neil and Celebrity Friends Play Poker for a Great Cause

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Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is pleased to host Vince Neil‘s 6th Annual “Off The Strip Poker Tournament” on Sunday, November 7th at 8:00pm to benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation. The No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament will be the center of the action, just off the casino floor near Buzios Seafood restaurant.
Players who want to have a great time while supporting a great cause may register in person beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the main casino cage. Participants will vie for a prize pool of $50,000 in cash and prizes, and payouts will be made to the final table of ten. First place winner will receive $6,000 and a $10,000 buy-in to the 2011 World Series of Poker® Main Event, second place takes home $10,000 and third place is awarded $7,000.  The tournament buy-in is $550 including a $50 registration fee, and seating is limited to the first 200 entrants. Re-buys to benefit the charity will be offered during play for $200.
An amazing line-up of both rock and poker stars are anticipated at this year’s tournament, hosted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and emceed by Director of World Series of Poker Jack Effel. Past players include Johnny ChanPhil GordonJennifer Harman,Layne FlackGavin SmithAndy BlockDavid WilliamsEvelyn NgTodd BrunsonChip and Karina JettLee WatkinsonLiz LieuMarc TranielloHoyt CorkinsTom McEvoyKathy Leibert, TJ Cloutier, Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari.
A silent and live auction will be held throughout the event, giving both players and the public the chance to bid on an incredible collection of music, sports and movie memorabilia. All proceeds from the poker tournament as well as the silent and live auctions will benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation.
Vince Neil‘s “Off The Strip Poker Tournament” is an exciting inclusion in the line-up of events for the famed World Series of Poker® Final Table line-up of events that take place the same weekend at Rio in the Penn & Teller Theater.  

Vince Neil Announces the Tres Rios Cantina At The Las Vegas Hilton

The Las Vegas Hilton has partnered with legendary rocker, Vince Neil and opened the Vince Neil Tres Rios Cantina.  The grand opening and VIP party took place Saturday and was hosted by celebrity writer, Robin Leach. Robin Leach also presented Vince Neil with Mayor Oscar B. Goodman’s proclamation of “Vince Neil Tattoos & Tequila Day” for June 12th in Vince’s adopted hometown of Las Vegas, NV.
Prior to the unveiling of the Cantina, Robin Leach moderated a panel featuring Vince Neil, Ben Greenberg, Senior Editor of Grand Central Publishing, which will release Neil’s book in September,Reisha Roopchand, General Manager at Tres Rios Beverage Group, Co., who’ve partnered with Vince on the Tres RiosTequila line and Ken Ciancimino, Las Vegas Hilton Executive Vice-President.
Located right off the Las Vegas Hilton casino floor, the newly themed bar will feature Vince’s own tequila line, Tres Rios, along with iconic pictures of Vince and pieces from his extensive collection including awards, costumes and much more from the rocker’s storied career.
Best known as the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, Vince and the band have sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Beyond Mötley Crüe, Neil has a successful solo career and numerous business ventures including the Vince Neil Ink tattoo parlors,Vince Neil Aviation, the private charter service, Feelgood’s, the rock and roll restaurant chain and Tres Rios Tequila.
His forthcoming solo record, Tattoos & Tequila, will be released on June 22 (Eleven Seven Music) and the lead single from the album of the same name can be heard now on rock radio. A tell-all book with the same title is expected this fall.
“This is a property that was built on Rock and Roll. Having Vince Neil here continues that long tradition,” said Ken Ciancimino, Las Vegas Hilton Executive Vice-President.  “He is a rock star known around the world. His cantina will the perfect addition to the many things we have going on here.”
 “This year is all about Tattoos & Tequila for me — and I’m excited to launch a new CD, a new book and now the Vince Neil Tres Rios Cantina,” said Vince Neil.  “I look forward to working with Ken Ciancimino and all of the great people at the Las Vegas Hilton to make this the ultimate cocktail destination on the strip.” 
Featured at the cantina will be Vince’s own tequila line, Tres Rios.  Vince sought the most authentic superior and high quality tequila created from only the finest Agave. Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Cantina will feature specialty drinks inspired by the tequila.
Tres Rios Cantina at the Las Vegas Hilton is located at 3000 Paradise Road and open daily from 1pm-11pm. Happy hour runs from 3pm-5pm and Reverse Happy Hour takes place from 9pm-11pm.
Vince Neil talks with Robin Leach about the brand new Tres Rios Cantina in the Las Vegas Hilton, his new album, and his new book. “Tattoos & Tequila” the album is available June 22nd, and the book will be released September 23rd. Go to for more info.