Saturday , July 20 2024

Red, White and Crue

Vince Neil (who had some surgical facial rearranging, note the banner above) clearly has an anger management problem, as his periodic (and apparently effective) pummeling of those who displease him indicates. Marty Dodge reports on Neil’s latest incident with a Dallas nightclub soundman who was a bit too slow on the faders.

Coincidentally, Motley Crue — with all four original members, bassist Nikki Sixx, singer/guitarist Neil, lead guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee — is preparing for its biggest world tour in years, “Red, White and Crue 2005 World Tour – Better Live Than Dead” (tour trailer here), beginning February 14 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and ending in London in June.

Click on the banner up top to enter a contest for tickets to any show on the glam-metal legends’ tour, and meet and greet passes – just don’t mention Dallas to Vince or Pamela to Tommy if you win.

The band’s new single, “If I Die Tomorrow,” is the #1 most added song on both Mainstream and Active Rock formats in its first week. Jim Richards of Clear Channel stated, “’If I Die Tomorrow’ is a contemporary song. The radio stations are getting a big response from fans because they know they are part of something special.”

It sounds pretty good to me: Crue’s tried and true format of catchy melody, Neil’s clear boyish vocals, and big fat crunchy riffs. You can take a listen for yourself here (WM) (Real), or take a look at the video (WM) (QuickTime) (Real)

Also coming in February is a 2-CD career-overview anthology, Red, White and Crue, which looks like a pretty solid representation of why the notorious foursome has sold over 40 million albums over the years since they exploded out of L.A. over 20 years ago.

1. Live Wire
2. Piece of Your Action
3. Toast of the Town
4. Too Fast For Love
5. Black Widow
6. Looks That Kill
7. Too Young To Fall In Love [remix] 8. Helter Skelter
9. Shout at the Devil
10. Smokin’ in the Boys Room
11. Use It Or Lose It
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Wild Side
14. You’re All I Need
15. All In The Name Of…
16. Kickstart My Heart
17. Without You
18. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
19. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
20. Dr. Feelgood

1. Anarchy In The UK
2. Primal Scream
3. Home Sweet Home [’91 remix] 4. Hooligan’s Holiday [Brown Nose Edit] 5. Misunderstood [Successful Format Version] 6. Planet Boom
7. Bittersuite
8. Afraid [Alternative Rave Mix] 9. Beauty
10. Generation Swine
11. Bitter Pill
12. Enslaved
13. Hell on High Heels
14. New Tattoo single version
15. If I Die Tomorrow (new)
16. Street Fighting Man (new)
17. Sick Love Song (new)

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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