Friday, December 9, 2022

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 8: MOTLEY CRUE

As part of the 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the past year.

Finalists for the 13th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: the Rock News Story Of The Year is determined by page views, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Friday, December 16.

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Rock News Artist of The Year No. 8 – MOTLEY CRUE

The Crue made headlines at the end of 2021 when they sold the rights to their entire recorded catalog to global music company BMG, with some reports speculating the package was valued at approximately $150 million.

After plans to launch a reunion tour of North American stadiums alongside Def Leppard in 2020 and 2021, the trek finally opened in Atlanta, GA on June 16 with an injured Tommy Lee only able to play a partial show after breaking four ribs prior to opening night; Tommy Clufetos stepped in for most of the performance and did the same for the first week of the series.

As the tour unfolded, the Crue began sharing remastered versions of their vintage music videos, starting in August with their 1982 “Too Fast For Love” single, "Live Wire."

When the Stadium Tour ended in Las Vegas in early September, it was announced that the series had earned $173.5 million in revenue at the box office after selling 1.3 million tickets while making it the biggest tour of either Motley Crue’s or Def Leppard’s career.

The same month, Lee and Nikki Sixx were among the artists performing at the second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer, which followed a similar event in London a few weeks earlier.

In October, Motley Crue and Def Leppard announced the first series of dates for a global 2023 stadium tour, which will open in Mexico City in February.

The news was followed by word that Mick Mars has retired from touring “due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.),” a crippling degenerative disease which affects the spine; former Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 will join the lineup in his place, and he will make his Crue debut at a pair of intimate arena shows with Def Leppard next February.

This week, the bands added a summer series of US shows to the tour featuring special guest Alice Cooper.

Pick up your copy of Motley Crue’s “Greatest Hits” here.

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