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.
Motley Crue's 'Shout With the Devil' Became 'Shout at the Devil'
Band's 1983 LP originally had an even darker — if only slightly tweaked — title.
Motley Crue Album Art: The Stories Behind 12 Infamous LP Covers
LP artwork tells the story of a band addicted to change and chaos.
The Crazy Tale of Motley Crue's Abandoned 'Personality #9' Album
Five words John Corabi wanted to say to his bandmates: "Make your f---ing minds up."
30 Years Ago: Motley Crue Flame Out as the Dr. Feelgood Tour Ends
Grueling trek was hugely profitable — but it also helped catalyze the exit of singer Vince Neil.
How Motley Crue Took a Victory Lap With 'Same Ol' Situation'
The band's label had no idea about the subject matter of 'Dr. Feelgood''s fifth and final single.
Revisiting Motley Crue’s 1983 Stint Opening for Kiss
Short tour gave young band a glimpse of its rock-star future.
Watch Regis Philbin 'Audition' for Motley Crue in 1997
Host, who died Saturday at age 88, played band a "rock" piano variation of children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
Phil Collen Puts 2021 Motley Crue, Def Leppard Tour Odds at 50-50
Guitarist seems unsure about the rescheduled Stadium Tour dates.
How Covering 'Smokin' in the Boys Room' Saved Motley Crue's Asses
Band's Brownsville Station cover became its first Top 20 hit.