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.
Hear Motley Crue's 'Hotter Than Hell' Demo off 'Shout' Box Set
'Year of the Devil' arrives on Oct. 27.
How Motley Crue Staked Their Claim With 'Shout at the Devil'
They captured the zeitgeist of a looming commercial hard-rock revolution with the ultimate L.A. glam metal album.
John Corabi Claims Motley Crue Is Burying His Time in the Band
He says former bandmates prefer to pretend his era "did not happen in their lives."
Hear Motley Crue Tease John Corabi-Era Track 'Hammered' Live
"Nah, we're not gonna do that song," Vince Neil then quipped.
Motley Crue Announces 'Shout at the Devil' 40th-Anniversary Box
'Year of the Devil' hits shelves on Oct. 27.
Motley Crue Plays Intimate London Club Show: Videos, Set List
They played under the pseudonym Dogs of War.
Mick Mars Wants to Be Lost in the Bermuda Triangle When He Dies
Embattled Motley Crue guitarist outlined posthumous wishes in new interview.
Mick Mars Outlines Solo Album ‘Another Side of Mars’
One song appears to be about his feud with former Motley Crue colleagues.
Does Motley Crue's 'Saints of Los Angeles' Hold Up? Roundtable
Glam-metal hedonists had a lot to prove with their 2008 album.