Motley Crue sparked a subgenre of music in the ’80s with their radio-friendly hair metal, but they’re just as well known today for their unabashedly hedonistic lifestyle. Despite some ups and downs over the years — singer Vince Neil was involved in a fatal car accident while intoxicated, bassist Nikki Sixx was temporarily declared dead after overdosing on heroin — they sobered up for their biggest album ever, 1989′s ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ and managed to survive through the grunge-focused ’90s with a couple of albums. The Crue’s original lineup — Neil, Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars — has pretty much remained intact for most of their career (Neil and Lee temporarily bowed out of the group for brief periods). In 2014, the band embarked on a farewell tour that it swears will really be final. We’ll see.
Selected Discography: 'Shout at the Devil' (1983), 'Girls, Girls, Girls' (1987), 'Dr. Feelgood' (1989)
Mötley Crüe have never been known for their subtle lyrics, but you can still listen to their 1989 hit "Dr. Feelgood" without picking up on the song's real subject matter — especially if you're a kid hearing it for the first time.
Mötley Crüe have become known for their incredible stage show over the years, but a lengthy plane delay forced them to deliver their July 25 performance in Paso Robles, Calif., without their usual pyrotechnics.
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