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.
The Day Vince Neil Bit Eddie Van Halen: 'Good Job, A--holes!'
The Crue's "crazy biting phase" was not well received by their tour mates.
Why Motley Crue Keep Away From Tommy Lee Backstage
Drummer says Vince Neil and Mick Mars don’t like the music in his dressing room and won’t like his new solo album.
Hear 19 Diverse Covers of Motley Crue's 'Home Sweet Home'
The song has been covered by rock, dance and country artists, while also popping up in TV shows and movies.
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Selling 'Breathtaking' Home for $5.7M
Longtime L.A. resident moved to Wyoming to raise his young daughter.
Why Motley Crue's Label Didn't Want to Release 'Home Sweet Home'
The record company didn't want an album with a ballad on it, but the band persevered.
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."