MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – FROM THE VAULT

MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – FROM THE VAULT

Support: Today’s installment of From The Vault takes us back to 1983 and to Motley Crue’s second album “Shout at the Devil.” The album  is often regarded as the heaviest sounding Motley Crue album by both critics and fans with themes including sex, violence, drugs and rebellion. Side one begins with engineer Geoff Workman and Nikki Sixx’s narration for the introduction to Shout at the Devil: In the beginning, good always overpowered the evils of all man’s sins, but in time, the nations grew weak and our cities fell to slums, while evil stood strong. In the dusts of hell, lurked the blackest of hates,  for he whom they feared awaits you. Now many, many life times later lay destroyed, beaten down, only corpses of rebels, ashes of dreams and blood-stained streets. It has been written that those who have the youth, have the future. So come now children of the beast, be strong and Shout at the Devil. Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the 1983 Billboard 200 chart and the album had sold over 4 million copies by 1997. Motley Crue released Looks That Kill and Too Young To Fall In Love as singles in 1984 along with videos for each song that received heavy rotation on MTV. The album is also one of the first albums that contributed to the glam metal movement.     Upon re-release of Shout at the Devil on their own label, Motley Records, the band included some never before heard tracks including demos of Looks That Kill, Shout at the Devil, Hotter Than Hell (which was re-recorded and re-titled Louder Than Hell for Theater of Pain) and...
BOBBIE BROWN – DIRTY ROCKER BOYS – BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIE BROWN – DIRTY ROCKER BOYS – BOOK REVIEW

Support: “She’s my cherry pie, cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise, tastes so good, makes a grown man cry, Sweet Cherry Pie In her new book, Dirty Rocker Boys, Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip, Bobbie Brown, who will forever be remembered as the “Cherry Pie” girl gives us an intimate view of her life and shows us that sometimes the lights don’t always shine as bright as they seem and that having it all doesn’t always constitute happiness. Bobbie, who hails from Baton Rouge, LA, talks about her journey from growing up in Louisiana to becoming a model, video star, wife and mother. She talks about her marriage to Warrant singer Jani Lane, her drug use and what eventually caused the marriage to implode. Her relationship/engagement to her teenage crush, Tommy Lee and how their subsequent breakup and his high profile marriage a few days later that led her down a spiraling path of drugs and revenge. Bobbie is very honest about her experiences in her life and on the Sunset Strip and let’s us in on some of the celebrities she has met, hung out with and romanced including Leonardo Di Caprio and Dave Navarro just to name a few. I was very excited to be able to read and review this book. Today so many rock stars have released autobiographies about their debauchery, life on the road, drugs, band/personal struggles and how they got to where they are today. It’s very refreshing to read a book from a woman’s point of view and how she dealt with the challenges life often throws our way. Bobbie talks about her...
HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – FROM THE VAULT

HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – FROM THE VAULT

Support:   In today’s From The Vault we wish a Happy Birthday to a few metalmen celebrating birthdays. The roll call as follows:    JOE ELLIOT Happy Birthday to the Def Leppard frontman, who turned 54 last Thursday (August 1st). Born in Sheffield, England, Elliott has been with Def Leppard since their inception as Atomic Mass in 1977 and also has been involved with several side projects throughout his career. Along with his busy recording and touring schedule, he also hosts a radio show on Saturday nights on planetrock.com. JAMES HETFIELD Happy Birthday to the Metallica frontman, who turned 50 this past Saturday (August 3rd). Hetfield, who co-founded Metallica in 1981 with drummer, Lars Ulrich is ranked #24 in Hit Parader magazine’s, Top Metal Vocalist of all time and #8 in Joel McIver’s 2009 book, The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. EDDIE OJEDA The Twisted Sister guitarist turns 58 today (August 5th). Eddie who joined Twisted Sister in 1975 is still touring with the band today. Visit their website for updates on their current tour as well as Eddie’s personal site for more info. BRUCE DICKINSON The Iron Maiden frontman turns 55 this Wednesday (August 7th). Bruce is currently on the road with Iron Maiden on the Maiden England – 2013 Tour and continues to show how unstoppable he and Iron Maiden are. ROBBIN CROSBY Lastly, August 4, would have marked the 53rd birthday for RATT guitarist, Robbin Crosby who passed away in 2002 from complications from AIDS and a heroin overdose. Rest in peace, Robbin. Happy Birthday to all our METAL MEN!! Support: Have you seen these yet? HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS –...
TOMMY LEE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANIMAL ADOPTION

TOMMY LEE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANIMAL ADOPTION

Support: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and girlfriend Sofia recently welcomed a new addition to their family, an adopted a puppy from an animal shelter in East Valley in Van Nuys, CA. Tommy, who ended up naming the dog after David Bowie told Rolling Stone Magazine about the new addition to his family by saying: “”He’s got these crazy gray-green eyes. I love David Bowie and it was either Bowie or Bam. We ended up going with Bowie just ’cause of his eyes. He looks like Bowie.” Lee also mentioned how they went to a number of different shelters in the area and was angry to find that Bowie along with so many other animals have been abandoned or abused. He noted that shelters are a scary place and urges that people visit a shelter before buying animals from a pet store. While Lee is not an official spokesperson for the ASPCA, he elaborated by saying: “If you have any compassion at all, it doesn’t take a building to fall on me to go, ‘Hey, man, look at all these amazing pets that have been abandoned or abused.’ And they have literally seven or eight days in a lot of these shelters before they get euthanized and it’s like, ‘Oh, man, you’re kidding me? No one’s come to get this dog? It’s got two days left and you’re sitting there going, ‘If I could, I would steal all of you guys. But I can’t.” Tommy plans on taking his little buddy Bowie on tour with him and is really excited to have him by his side. Bravo Tommy!! I hope more people...
KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

Support: Last week, Vince Neil announced in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun that Motley Crue and KISS would be co-headlining a tour this summer. Today both bands have announced on their websites that tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 23 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Dates and venues are as follows:  Jul 20: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live Jul 21: Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Jul 22: Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Jul 24: Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood Jul 25: Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jul 27: West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater Jul 28: Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Jul 31: Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Aug 3: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aug 4: Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion Aug 7: Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion Aug 8: Englewood, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Aug 10: Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Aug 11: Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Arts Center Aug 12: Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Aug 14: Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Aug 16: Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord Aug 18: Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre Aug 19: Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater Aug 24: Grand Junction, CO – Rock Jam Aug 26: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (on-sale 3/30) Aug 27: Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Aug 29: Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota State Fair (on-sale 3/31) Aug 31: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend MusicCenter...
KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE SUMMER TOUR

KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE SUMMER TOUR

Support: In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Vince Neil confirmed after many weeks of speculation that Motley Crue will join forces on a co-headlining tour this June to September. Neil said: “It’s going to be really cool because KISS is bringing their full stage show, and Motley will be bringing our full stage show,”Neal revealed to Robin Leach. “So, you are going to see two huge headliners at the same time. It’s going to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, if not the biggest.” Dates and official announcement will come next week and Motley Crue is headed to Europe prior to the US tour this June. Vince is also doing a soft opening of his new strip club Girls, Girls, Girls with the grand opening a month later. Vince noted that this is the business he is most excited about saying: “I love the tequila business, I love the restaurants and the nightclub stuff, but I’ve always wanted to have a strip club. It’s … a dream come true. I’ve been going to strip clubs my whole life, so I might as well own one. It’s going to be a great summer, and now every time I get back home to Vegas between shows, I’ll have my own strip club to hang out in — it’s all perfect!” For more on Motley Crue, visit their website For more on KISS, visit their website Support: Have you seen these yet? KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES MOTLEY CRUE SINGER VINCE NEIL HAS SURGERY MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – FROM THE VAULT...
TOMMY LEE’S MOM PASSES AWAY

TOMMY LEE’S MOM PASSES AWAY

Support: Condolences go out to drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and sister Athena Lee on the passing of their mom Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou, a Miss Greece contestant in the 1960’s World’s Fair. Born in Athens Greece, Tommy’s family relocated to California in 1963, a year after Tommy was born. His sister Athena is also a drummer and has been a guest commentator on E! True Hollywood Story and VH1’s Behind the Music.  Tommy tweeted on his official Twitter page “One of the loves of my life has gone. My Dear Mother has passed” ;( May she rest in peace and our sympathies to Tommy, Athena and the Bass family.   Support: Have you seen these yet? TOMMY LEE SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANIMAL ADOPTION NIKKI SIXX’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY BOBBIE BROWN – DIRTY ROCKER BOYS – BOOK REVIEW HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – FROM THE VAULT ANGEL VIVALDI: “AWAY WITH WORDS” STUDIO CLIPS ARE...
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