Mötley Crüe, one of the 80’s most enduring heavy metal acts, has been on a press junket announcing the breakup of the band. They’ve even have gone as far to sign a contract stating that they will never get back together again.
Ok, so a lot of you are asking, wait, Mötley Crüe didn’t break up back in, like, 1989?
The answer is no and, though they’ve had a spotty track record since their last big hit record, 1989’s “Dr. Feelgood” which, incidentally, happened to have one of the best rock songs in history – the heavy metal punk-infused glam masterpieces, “Kickstart My Heart, ” the band has toured fairly steadily since their Carnival of Sins reunion tour back in 2005.
Though hair metal bands of the 80s were dismissed as all style and no substance, Mötley Crüe had a legitimate string of unforgettable hits written by founder and bassist Nicki Sixx.
Along with their high energy hedonistic live shows, The Crüe managed to outlast most of their hair metal contemporaries and, even when they weren’t playing music, manged to stay in the spotlight, mostly due to drummer Tommy Lee’s foibles in the tabloids with wife, then ex-wife, then wife, then ex-wife, former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson.
the one thing that made Mötley Crüe stand out among band’s rolled out for the sake of novelty at festivals like Coachealla, Mötley Crüe never lost their chops. Their menacing onstage swagger was just as potent in 2006 as it was back in 1986.
long periods of inactivity and they haven’t released an original album since 2008’s “Saints of Los Angeles.”