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MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, who is currently on the road with his bandmates in Australia, says that he is no longer taking part in the band’s paid meet-and-greet sessions with the fans because he “doesn’t agree with doing it under certain circumstances.”

CRÜE is offering several “VIP packages” to Australian fans via the band’s web site, including the “Kickstart My Heart Meet And Greet Package” for $899, the “Wildside VIP Package” for $425 and the “Crüe Teaser Package” for $295. Only the “Kickstart My Heart” package includes an opportunity to meet and take a photo with the band.

Writing on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s official Facebook page, Continue reading MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

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KISS’ Monster Tour Hits Perth; Set-List, Photos Available

KISS’ Monster Tour hit Perth Arena in Perth, Australia tonight (February 28th) with openers MÖTLEY CRÜE and THIN LIZZY. Check out numerous photos at this location.

According to Setlist.fm KISS’ setlist included:
‘Detroit Rock City’
‘Shout It Out Loud’
‘Hell or Hallelujah’
‘I Love It Loud’
‘Psycho Circus’
‘Calling Dr. Love’
‘Firehouse’
‘Wall of Sound’
‘Outta This World’ (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Jam)
Bass Solo
‘God of Thunder’
‘War Machine’
‘Shandi’ (Acoustic performed only by Paul)
‘Love Gun’
‘Black Diamond’

Encore:
‘Lick It Up’ (excerpt from Won’t Get Fooled Again)
‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

KISS, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy dates:

March
3 – Clipsal 500 – Adelaide, Australia
5 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
6 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
9 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
10 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
12 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
16 – Virgin Australia Stadium – Mackay, Australia

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announces Most Extensive Canadian Tour In Band History

MÖTLEY CRÜE unveiled today the details of its 2013 Canadian tour, which marks the most expansive run of the country in the band’s history. The trek will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 in the West Coast, and running through to May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform in Canada through 2013. MÖTLEY CRÜE will be joined by special guests BIG WRECK; the full tour has been listed below.

Apr. 20 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre
Apr. 22 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Apr. 23 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
Apr. 25 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
Apr. 26 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
Apr. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Apr. 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
Apr. 30 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
May 02 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
May 03 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
May 04 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place
May 06 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
May 07 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
May 09 – Subdury, ON – Sudbury Area
May 10 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
May 11 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
May 13 – Montréal, QC – Centre Bell
May 14 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

MÖTLEY CRÜE last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.

“We’ve been writing,” bassist Nikki Sixx told Loudwire. “We started the record with the song ‘Sex’ and I have a ton of riffs. I know Mick [Mars, guitar] has told me he has a ton of riffs and it’s just a matter of now collecting riffs. For a while, it was only writing segments of music and getting together and collaborating but now I’m starting to finish music more like I used to more — like I used to in the old days — and finish it top to bottom. So I look forward to getting in the room with my band and going, ‘Here’s ten of my ideas, what have you got?’ and then we kind of let that process happen.”

Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-term future, Sixx said: “We haven’t been shy that MÖTLEY CRÜE has been talking about somewhere in the near future doing a farewell tour. We talked about it on ‘Piers Morgan’ and different interviews. It’s not that we hate each other or we don’t work together well. I think it’s just at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy that’s leaving it in a good way. I just see some bands that keep fucking beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude, it’s dead.’ And MÖTLEY CRÜE is really at one of our highest points we’ve been and I would like to see us even climb higher by seeing us finish our movie, an album and then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”

KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KORN To Headline This Year’s ROCK FEST

Rock Fest this morning officially unveiled the 2013 20th-anniversary lineup to feature headliners KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and KORN, with one headliner remaining (to be announced). Additional acts slated for the hallmark year include MEGADETH, THE OFFSPRING, SEETHER, WHITESNAKE, DEVICE (featuring David Draiman of DISTURBED), HALESTORM (recent GrammyAward winner for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I)”), STONE SOUR (featuring Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT), SKILLET, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, POP EVIL and more.

Rock Fest organizers say this year’s festival features both returning fan favorites, as well as highly requested new acts who are making their inaugural trip to Rock Fest. The focus for 2013 20th anniversary was to put together four days of rock acts that would flat-out entertain from the first show of the day straight through to the final show in true 20th-anniversary fashion. There are also some surprises in store for rock fans, such as the return of Brian “Head” Welch, former guitarist for KORN, who will be rejoining the band for their headlining show at Rock Fest 2013, as well as the return of drummer Tommy Aldridge to WHITESNAKE.

Rock Fest is held from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20 at the Venue in Cadott, Wisconsin. Lineup and ticket information can be found at www.rock-fest.com. The event offers an experience for rock music fans of all ages, focusing on a blend of the biggest and best names in active and classic rock. It is set on 320 acres in central Wisconsin in an interactive natural amphitheater setting, and home to over 8,000 campsites all within walking distance to the concert grounds.

NIKKI SIXX Talks About MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Next Studio Album, Eventual ‘Farewell’ Tour – Feb. 6, 2013

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Loudwire about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next studio album.

Sixx and his bandmates last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the band was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.

“We’ve been writing,” Sixx said. “We started the record with the song ‘Sex’ and I have a ton of riffs. I know Mick [Mars, guitar] has told me he has a ton of riffs and it’s just a matter of now collecting riffs. For a while, it was only writing segments of music and getting together and collaborating but now I’m starting to finish music more like I used to more — like I used to in the old days — and finish it top to bottom. So I look forward to getting in the room with my band and going, ‘Here’s ten of my ideas, what have you got?’ and then we kind of let that process happen.”

Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-term future, Sixx said: “We haven’t been shy that MÖTLEY CRÜE has been talking about somewhere in the near future doing a farewell tour. We talked about it on ‘Piers Morgan’ and different interviews. It’s not that we hate each other or we don’t work together well. I think it’s just at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy that’s leaving it in a good way. I just see some bands that keep fucking beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude, it’s dead.’ And MÖTLEY CRÜE is really at one of our highest points we’ve been and I would like to see us even climb higher by seeing us finish our movie, an album and then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”