Monday, February 8: Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Feb. 8) to Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil. He's 55. Other rockers celebrating include bassist Will Turpin of Collective Soul (45) and bassist Dave Farrell of Linkin Park (39).
Motley Crue played their final show ever at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Years Eve (Dec. 31). The band formed out of L.A. in 1981 by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, singer Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 25 million in the US alone.
I saw the final Motley Crue tour three times and all the shows were a lot of fun. Motley Crue have put and end to a nearly 35 year career as ‘hair metal’ legends of the LA's Sunset Strip. The band announced plans for their for their retirement and final tour in January of 2014. ‘All Bad Things Must Come to An End: The Final Tour has featured Alice Cooper as opener for all dates. A dvd documenting their final show is due to be released soon.