Motley Crue

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Descriptive "tags": hard rock heavy metal glam rock hair metal 80s glam metal rock classic rock metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This heavy rock band was formed in 1980 by Nikki Sixx (Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranna, 11 December 1958, San Jose, California, USA; bass) and comprised former members of several other Los Angeles-based outfits. Tommy Lee (b. Thomas Bass, 3 October 1962, Athens, Greece; drums) was recruited from Suite 19; Vince Neil (b. Vince Neil Wharton, 8 February 1961, Hollywood, California, USA; vocals) from Rocky Candy; while Sixx himself had recently left London. Mick Mars (b. Bob Deal, 3 April 1956, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA; guitar) was added to the line-up after Sixx and Lee answered an advertisement announcing ‘Loud, rude, aggressive guitarist available’. Their first single, ‘Stick To Your Guns’/‘Toast Of The Town’, was issued in 1981 on their own Leathür label, followed by their self-produced debut, Too Fast For Love. The band signed to Elektra Records in 1982, and the album was remixed and reissued that August. The following year they...

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