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Eddie and Nikki are fighting and I personally believe it is detrimental to the rock genre in 2022.

I love Pearl Jam AND Motley, like many people who have varying tastes. Even if I agree with Courtney Love that the Pam & Tommy thing is poor taste and uncool to Pam, I also am a big Motley fan (even if I think they should never have reunited against their vow for money and could have spared us the ongoing sad ass Vince endless downward vocal spiral).

Different bands serve different purposes and sometimes even overlap. Let’s not psycho gatekeep everything. Or pretend Jeff Ament was never down with some glam metal either or that Eddie also never got pigeonholed by the grungers when he first arrived as a ‘surfer bro’. It under estimated him hugely. This vastly pigeonholes and undersells them.  Let’s not pretend that Nikki doesn’t have a really introspective side either and that he hasn’t ended up helping a lot of people in recovery since the decades of decadence.

Boxes help record companies in the short term exploit scenes, but in the long term kill them and date them and make people resistant to growth by artists. I grew up getting into rock right at the cusp between hair metal descending and grunge ascendant. So both served as outsider refuges to me as a kid looking to find my way. One of the first tapes I ever got that was taboo was the iconic Dr. Feelgood and if Eddie thinks that doesn’t have teeth like G N R when the bass kicks in on the title track or an older song like “Wildside” rips forth from the guitar of Mick Mars, he needs his ears checked.

Watch the L7 doc when they talk about how they were shocked their fans didn’t accept Slymenstra from Gwar. Or better yet, read this absolutely garbage Donnas review from Pitchfork (thanks for showing me it, Globelamp) giving the fun and righteous Donnas album a measly 2.9 while completely missing the point of it and going on as a magazine to kiss the ass of Cali bands for years with way less oomph who are nonetheless derivative and more boring. I bet Nikki and Eddie both like The Donnas and would agree that writer sounds like a moron.

Whoever the fun hating loser who wrote it was actually let this go to print but probably would never shit on The Ramones this way (but did take shots at Motley in the review): The real problem is how The Donnas limit themselves by being “fun.” No one expects or wants every modern rock album to be a broody, isolated masterpiece, but the songs on Spend the Night revolve (or devolve) around three main themes: 1) Getting liquored up and makin’ it with some guy; 2) Getting liquored up and running into some guy that had his chance to make it with The Donnas, but didn’t; or 3) Talking trash about some girl that The Donnas don’t like, usually because she keeps them from getting liquored up. All of this may sound ridiculous, but that must be the lyrical price you pay for having every couplet on the album rhyme. 

The author of the corny ass Donnas review also wrote: The Donnas regurgitate a plethora of metal riffs, and for some that may be charming, but the music falls flat because the girls take more than just musical cues from the 70s metal-heads– they embrace their overt use of sexual conquest (or frustration) as subject matter. 

This piece of shit review denying girls the same agency as men was written in like 2003. Let’s also not pretend Eddie shitting on “Girls Girls Girls” and coming off like every girl needs a Cat Power haircut is super woke. You are denying the agency of a lot of girls who had the time of their life in the 80’s. Elements of it could be problematic, sure. Or patriarchal. But Grunge didn’t secretly worship cock swagger Aerosmith?!! This situation is like saying every sex worker or stripper has no agency. Fuck that BS in 2022. ANd G N R had teeth but wasn’t somehow also problematic to Eddie just cuz all the Seattle heads were friends with Duff? Lmao.

Rock is suffering as a genre and making people excited about less variety aint it. Different people can get saved by different artists at different times. I am not saying never critique anything! Let’s also not pretend like the glam metal bands didn’t try to embrace grungier sounds when it seemed apt. The Corabi record or Skid Row’s Subhuman Race are under loved albums and unfairly, because of rigid thinking. But Pearl Jam should also know better since they will always have some percentage who only value their first record despite years of expansive and meaningful albums.

Van Halen were insightful ahead of their time when they put “Tora! Tora!” (basically a Sabbath tribute) on Women And Children First and then went right into “Loss Of Control”, just saying.

I just can’t imagine Nikki or Eddie not finding common ground in the lyrics to “Jeremy” after Nikki’s childhood or Eddie absolutely hating the Bowie influenced “On With The Show”. It bums me out.  Sorry.

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Hey fuckers. Bleary eyed sipping cold coffee cuz too lazy to make a fresh pot and sun streaming in the window. It has been an emotional few months but hanging in there. Stoked on the brilliant new release from Tamaryn to keep the melodic ghostly introverted vibes strong day or night and getting ready to face the day job on a bright New York Saturday but wanted to post some metal stuff for you cats and dogs and cat dogs (there are no dog cats) first.

Watched The Dirt on Netflix last night and while of course Motley are not exactly the least problematic band ever, I think Nikki has come a long way and met him once at a signing. I will always remember having the Dr. Feelgood tape and my first baby sitter being horrified, lol. She said it would lead to bad things. Well, I did choose to become a rocker and don’t regret it, despite a a lot of hardship. I never would have performed with Cycle Sluts From Hell or interviewed some of y’all or opened for Jake E. Lee with a Motley/VH cover band w my friend Elan singing with me who is like a twenty foot tall punk rock blonde and we had the funnest time – if I hadn’t been entranced by “Kickstart My Heart’ and the vitriol and attitude of some of that stuff as an early teen. It doesn’t mean I didn’t learn lot from riot grrrl afterwards and that I can’t also be objective and put things into cultural perspective.

One thing I liked about The Dirt…I see it as a cautionary tale. They all fucked their lives up royally. I don’t see how anyone can think the movie strictly celebrates hedonism and sexism with no consequences (especially when you see all the women they care about leave them for their bullshit, the very terrifying car crash segment and Nikki fucking dying). Also, fans of the band know how much Nikki has tried to get people to understand addiction since, even if Vince has still been messy over the years (like even ENTERTAINING the idea of playing for Trump is way fucked up, dude). I think Vince has some major ptsd and needs the most guidance still to this day. Shit, I think a lot of people have PTSD from some of that era, fans and bands both. I hope this movie furthers a conversation about addiction, agency, internalized sexism and an array of other things. The good and the bad. It wasn’t all of either.

All I know is as a teenager I used to do a LOT of heroin and the movie made me miss my friends dearly and former bandmates who died from it and feel so lucky I am still here. I also feel thankful for the good things I still have and pray to use them wisely. I also think that people should look at Nikki’s truly fucked up childhood as a pretty key element of the nihilism and party sexism of the band and that there is a sense of regret, but you can’t just whitewash the time period either and pretend it never was hedonistic or massively fucked up. I also think it is good they showed some of the fucked up things in the movie like Tommy hitting someone because it would have been really shitty to skip that, like NWA completely skipping Dee Barnes in the Straight Out Of Compton movie is very problematic to me.

Anyway, The Dirt made me cry a few times and I also have lost kids and it is fucking sad. I hope people learn from it and don’t just celebrate the nudity and chaos but also see how you can rise up through friendship and even when you circus dance with the devil sometimes you can pull yourself back…but you have to pay the price and also acknowledge harm. So I DO think it is good it came out now in 2019.

Amygdala have signed to Prosthetic Records, the label who are most leading the way in good signings in the scene of late. Our Voices Will Soar Forever (sounds like a lost Red Sparowes album name) is up for pre-order and a very powerful song “I Hate To Say It” that kind of reminds me of Burnt Books a little bit. Fucking raw and dissonant and epic stuff. Harsh and kind of crust punk vocal vibes and brilliant arrangement highlighting the emotional impact. And that 2:20 guitar break and scream, holy shit! Check them out now!

Bay Area death machines Ulthar are on tour! Featuring within its ranks Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Extremity), Justin Ennis (Void Omnia, ex-Mutilation Rites, ex-Tombs), and Steve Peacock (Mastery, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis, Pale Chalice), ULTHAR is touring in support of their Cosmovore debut LP, released late last year via 20 Buck Spin. Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx. Totally killer band.

Find ULTHAR’s Cosmovore on CD, LP, cassette, and all digital formats HERE or HERE.

Dates BELOW.

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Kiss and Motley Crue announce summer tour

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM (PST)

It’s going to be a “rock n’ roll all night and party everyday” type of summer for the members of Kiss and Motley Crue who recently announced that they will be hitting the road in North America on the “The Tour of 2012.”  The tour will kick off on July 20th in Bristow, Virginia and end on September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour is said to be one of the tours of the summer.

See venues, cities, and dates here.

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Motley crue detail summer tour

Posted by Tommy on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM (PST)

Glam metallers Motley Crue announced at Bamboozle the details for their summer tour with Poison. The announcement included images and description of their new set design, as well as the set list decided entirely by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee’s “360” drum rollercoaster. The set design can be best described as a “rock ‘n’ roll burlesque theatre.”

Frontman Vince Neil comments, “We’re looking forward to being together again and to a really special production. It will also be cool to sing some of these songs we haven’t performed together in almost 20 years.”

The tour will will kick off June 7 in Dallas, Texas and hit approximately 40 cities before coming to a close in early August. Click here to watch footage from the Bamboozle gathering.

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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Appear on ‘Dr. Drew’ Program Tonight

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM (PST)

Nikki Sixx, bassist of legendary glam metal band, Motley Crue, will be a guest on tonight’s (April 28) episode of “Dr. Drew” on HLN at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET.

Sixx’s appearance is in support of his new book, “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx”, which debuted at #4 on the NYT besteller’s list.

The episode will air again at 9 p.m. PT / midnight ET. Check your local listings for details.

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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has posted footage from his “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” book tour. The footage, which includes a couple of extremely brief interviews with Barnes & Noble customers, gives a glimpse of how popular Sixx, and his book, are.

Sixx has 6 more dates left on his book tour, all on the East Coast, with the exception of one Canadian date. Click here to check out the dates and the video.

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Motley Crue’s Bassist Self Help Book Debuts at #4 of NYT Bestseller List

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM (PST)

The already two-time New York Times bestselling author and original Motley Crue member, Nikki Sixx, sees his latest book, “This Is Gonna Hurt: Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) nab the #4 spot on The New York Times Best-Sellers list.

Written as a tribute to Sixx’s institutionalized sister, the book (and companion album) explores what true beauty is and embraces our own power around that. Written entirely by Sixx with no ghostwriter, the book is part journal, part memoir, and part social commentary and features his original photography. Sixx is currently on a national book-signing tour. He continues to host his syndicated radio program Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx.

Sixx’s “other band”, Sixx:A.M. is currently enjoying success with the track “Lies Of The Beautiful People.” Also entitled “This Is Gonna Hurt”, the album is due out May 3rd via Eleven Music.

Click here for the “This Is Gonna Hurt” book tour dates

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Nikki Sixx issues statement regarding ex-girlfriend Kat Von D

Posted by Lucas Riot on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM (PST)

Kat Von D and Nikki SixxMotley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has issued the following statement on his Myspace page:

“My office has been inundated with requests for a statement or interviews. The only thing I wanna say is, “I wish Kat nothing but the very best. Right now I am focusing on my family, the Sixx Sense radio show, the Sixx A.M. album and my upcoming book.” Any quote attributed to me other than this is inaccurate.”

The statement comes in response to Kat Von D posting to Twitter that she is dating Jesse James of West Coast Choppers fame.

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