Thursday, January 14, 2021

Motley Crue announce 40th anniversary celebrations

Motley Crue will launch a series of 40th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

It was January 17, 1981 when Motley Crue formed after Nikki Sixx left the band London and began rehearsing with Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon (who later left). Sixx and Lee then added guitarist Bob Deal aka Mick Mars before Vince Neil accepted an offer to join (after turning them down) in April, and the group released their debut album, “Too Fast For Love”, just seven months later.

To mark this weekend’s anniversary, fans are invited to sign Motley Crue’s birthday card before Sunday on Facebook and return to the site on Sunday, January 17 for more announcements.

Any posts about the band are invited to add the hashtag #HappyBirthdayToCrüe.

"In 'Kickstart My Heart', the lyrics say, 'When we started this band / All we needed, needed was a laugh / Years gone by, I'd say we've kicked some ass',” says Sixx. “It's always been about great songs and over-the-top live shows for us. The fans were always right by our side. I don't know where all of the years went. It went by in a flash.

“What I can't forget are the four decades of fans who have counted themselves as Crüeheads from day one, supporting us through thick and thin. To them we are in debt and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Happy 40th birthday to us all.”

With nine studio albums to their credit, Motley Crue have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 million in the US alone.

Motley Crue are set to team up with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts later this year for a US stadium tour that was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic; the three-month series is scheduled to open in Nashville, TN on June 19.

Motley Crue were named the No. 10 Rock News Artist of The Year as part of the 2020 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

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