It seems the guys in Mötley Crüe are still breaking rules – even ones they set for themselves.
Almost six years ago, the notoriously wild ’80s band said would never tour again, going as far as signing a cessation of touring contract, a document no one outside the band’s inner circle got a close look at.
Fast forward to the present, when Netflix’s biopic “The Dirt” sparked renewed interest from old fans along with legions of new Crüeheads, and the band – members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil – has decided to get back together.
To mark the occasion, they literally blew up the contract in a video posted to the band’s YouTube and social media. Fans of “The Dirt” will recognize the narrator’s voice: Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), who played Tommy Lee in the film.
“Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” he said in a press release. “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened.”
While the band’s release confirms a reunion, details about an actual tour are scant.
Last week, Black Crowes manager Mark Didia reportedly told Howard Stern that Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison would be touring next year. Monday, Rolling Stone claimed to have confirmed the rumor as true. USA TODAY has reached out.
Contributing: Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel