Motley Crue is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The group is composed of bassist Nikki Sixx, lead singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee.
The band has released nine studio albums, six compilation albums, four live albums and two box sets. Their first album Too Fast for Love was released on November 11, 1981.
Motley Crue has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and have been nominated for four Grammy Awards. They were also ranked at number one on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.
In this article, we will take a look at the top 20 secrets about Motley Crue.
20) Drummer Tommy Lee was married to actress Pamela Anderson from 1995 to 1998.
19) The band’s name was inspired by the Motley Crew, an amateur motocross group.
18) Bassist Nikki Sixx has been clean and sober since August 1987.
17) Guitarist Mick Mars was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 2001.
16) Singer Vince Neil was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated in November 1992.
15) The band’s debut album Too Fast for Love was recorded in just three days.
14) Drummer Tommy Lee is the father of two children, son Brandon and daughter Skylar.
13) Guitarist Mick Mars was born with a shortened left arm.
12) Singer Vince Neil owns a Las Vegas restaurant called “Tropicana”.
11) Bassist Nikki Sixx started a clothing line called “6X”.
10) Drummer Tommy Lee has his own brand of energy drink called “Tiger Blood”.
9) Guitarist Mick Mars is a self-taught musician.
8) Singer Vince Neil was the frontman for the heavy metal band Hanoi Rocks from 1984 to 1985.
7) Bassist Nikki Sixx co-founded the rock supergroup Mötley Crüe in 1989.
6) The band’s sixth studio album Saints of Los Angeles was released on July 8, 2008.
5) Drummer Tommy Lee is a vegan.
4) Guitarist Mick Mars suffers from chronic pain, which often forces him to use a wheelchair.
3) Singer Vince Neil has been sober since 2002.
2) Bassist Nikki Sixx has been married to model/actress Courtney Bingham since 2011.
1) The band is set to retire in 2020.
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