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Mötley Crüe

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Nikki Sixx Speaks

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, June 2003

The Mötley Crüe survivor talks to Joel McIver about business manoeuvres, string-boiling and how saliva can make your bass sound better. ...


Mötley Crüe: Crüesin' and Blüesin'

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 20 February 1982

"FIRST YOU got to cut it real jaggedy. And you need this stuff." ...

Riot: Restless Breed (Elektra/Asylum); Mötley Crüe: Too Fast for Love (Elektra/Asylum)

Review by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Weekly, 11 November 1982

RIOT LOOK like a more wretched New York Dolls and play powerhouse meatrock, and as meatrock bands go, they are enchanting. The singer yodels in ...

Eleganza: Dress for Excess

Column by John Mendelsohn, Creem, July 1983

Eleganza returns! This one-time fave fab fashion column, as you may know, oozed away slowly in the past few years for "reasons" we don't need ...

Eleganza: Got Pizzazz (If You Want It)

Column by John Mendelsohn, Creem, October 1983

IN THE MONTHS since its resuscitation, several hundred readers have written this column to ask what they should do with their hair. Would that Eleganza ...

Motley Crüe Calling

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, February 1984

THE PERFECT WORLD...Little waterfalls tinkle cheerfully down the hillside and rabbits and chipmunks scamper playfully in the long grass of the sun-dappled meadow; bluebirds tweet ...

Mötley Crüe: Dominion, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 21 November 1984

A GOOD night for London Transport. The fans had poured off the bus and Tube to this one squeezed into satin pants, war paint, and ...

White Noise: How Heavy Metal Rules

Essay by Deborah Frost, The Village Voice, 18 June 1985

It's Friday night at L'Amour, Rock Capital of Brooklyn (well, that's what it says on the awning). The smell is smoke and damp, black lipstick ...

Mötley Crüe: Theatre Of Pain (Elektra 960 418-1)****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 6 July 1985

ARTAUD FOR Artaud's sake? Cruelty, pain, speak of sin and you know this is it! No — actually this latest Crüe's ship hasn't hurt me ...

Mötley Crüe: Sleazy Livin'

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 6 February 1986

SYLVIE SIMMONS travels to Frankfurt in Germany and gets Sixx of the best from gutter-level gürus MÖTLEY CRÜE. ...

Mötley Crüe: Hammersmith Odeon, Odeon

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 17 February 1986

SINCE FORMING in Los Angeles in 1981, Mötley Crüe have assiduously cultivated a hard-living bad-boy image, diligently indulging in the traditional macho pursuits of drinking, ...

Mötley Crüe, Cheap Trick: Odeon, Birmingham

Live Review by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 1 March 1986


Mötley Crüe: Masters of Disaster

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 1 March 1986

PAUL ELLIOTT confronts MÖTLEY CRÜE, men with a taste for reckless living, sexual weirdness and putting bounties on making it with gummy old grannies. ...

Psychic Gruel and Mötley Crüe

Report and Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, April 1986

CONSIDER SUITE 619 at the Park Hyatt in Chicago. The floor plants in wicker baskets. The liquor cabinet. The glass coffee table, with fresh flowers ...

Mötley Crüe: Putt at the Devil

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 9 September 1989

At a Los Angeles Valley golf club MÖTLEY CRÜE singer VINCE NEIL is about to mutter something to his caddy, STEFFAN CHIRAZI... "Steff, dude," he ...

Jon Bon Jovi: Cosa Glasnostra

Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, 11 November 1989

After all the dirt dished out by Mötley Crüe about Moscow, Doc McGhee and the New Jersey Syndicate Jon Bon Jovi has at last decided ...

Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, White Lion: Crüe To Be Kind

Report and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 18 November 1989

Lock up your heated rollers, here comes Metal mayhem. Into the heart of dorkness strode our very own rock monster EDWIN POUNCEY armed with only ...

Motley Crüe : Moscow Festival – Crüe Still Peace-d off with Bon Jovi

Report and Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, 13 January 1990

The feud goes on: Nikki Sixx brands JBJ a 'lying asshole' and challenges him to a fist-fight! ...

Mötley Crüe, Faster Pussycat: Oakland Coliseum, California

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 10 March 1990

Crüe-sin' for a brüe-sin' ...

Mötley Crüe: Feeling Minnesota

Interview by Steve Mascord, Juke, 28 April 1990

Mötley Crüe might have kicked their drugs but their chase for the Ultimate Thrill remains relentless. ...

Mötley Crüe: Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Live Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 26 May 1990

THAT T'CRÜE'S latest single, 'Kickstart My Heart', is from the title down a towering work of dumbo rockin' genius must surely be unarguable. Like Guns ...

Heavy Metal Mania: It's More Than Music

Overview by Deanne Stillman, The New York Times, 12 May 1991

With myriad clubs, fanzines and hair salons, rude dudeness (tattoos included) is a way of life. ...

AC/DC, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche, Black Crowes: Monsters of Rock, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

Live Review by Neil Perry, Melody Maker, 24 August 1991


Mötley Crüe: Decade of Dickheadedness

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 26 October 1991

Grand old dames of Heavy Metal MÖTLEY CRÜE have just signed a record deal worth a cool £35 million. Not bad for a band that ...

Crüe Love Don't Last

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 9 May 1992

When the news broke in February that VINCE NEIL had 'parted ways' with seminal LA rockers MÖTLEY CRÜE, many thought it was a publicity stunt. ...

Motley Update: Mayhem!

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

MOTLEY CRUE go in the studio in November straight from their US club tour to start work on their new album, tentatively titled Personality Number ...

Tommy Lee Talks!

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, November 1999

STUDIO CITY, situated on the outskirts of the sprawling Twentieth Century Babylon that is Los Angeles, is a singularly bizarre locale. In amongst its statuesque ...

Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee Lets It All Hang Out

Interview by Roy Trakin, Grammy Magazine, April 2005

EVEN BEFORE HE agreed to join bandmates Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars in this year's surprisingly successful Mötley Crüe reunion tour – the ...

Mötley Crüe's Titty-Cam

Report and Interview by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, May 2005

I HAVE JUST SPENT two weeks on the road with Mötley Crüe. Our sweep through Canada and the US Midwest took in Edmonton, Des Moines, ...

Motley Crue: Newcastle Arena

Live Review by Rahul Shrivastava,, 21 June 2005

WHAT CAN YOU say about the Crue that hasn't already been said? A singer with a love of fine wine and cosmetic surgery, a drummer ...

Ban this Sixx filth!

Report by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 27 October 2007

Thought Mötley Crüe's biog The Dirt was the ultimate rock read? Pah! Ian Gittins helped bassist Nikki Sixx write his gruesome journals. Those of a ...

Nikki Sixx

Interview by Robin Eggar, Live Magazine, 30 December 2007

NIKKI SIXX is the bassplayer and chief songwriter in Mötley Crüe, the LA hard rockers who became a byword for rock and roll excess, while ...

Mötley Crüe's Mick Mars: "I’ve Always Been About Melody And Tone"

Interview by Steven Rosen,, 6 September 2008

MICK MARS CAME into this world as Robert Alan Deal. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on May 4, 1951. His family relocated to ...

Download: Donington Park

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2009

IF HEAVY METAL is the working man's opera, to paraphrase Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, then Download is its Glyndebourne. ...

Mötley Crüe: Bounty Or Mutiny?

Interview by Steve Mascord, AOR, November 2011

"I REALLY DON'T understand what Mick's talking about. Maybe he took the wrong pill that day." ...

Tommy Lee: "Back then, there were no consequences – excess was a daily thing"

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 16 October 2020

IN THE SUMMER of 1987, Mötley Crüe embarked on a tour of the largest indoors venues in North America. Travelling aboard a private jet, the ...

see also Tommy Lee

see also Vince Neil


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