"It was basically just a glorified demo tape," exclaims Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil, discussing the band's self-released first record, Too Fast for Love. "Nobody knew what they were doing, which is the beauty of that record," emphasizes drummer Tommy Lee. "Nobody overthought anything, everybody just played."
"It gave Mötley Crüe its real sound," explains guitarist Mick Mars. "It was us accidentally stepping into heavy metal," adds bassist Nikki Sixx.
Sitting backstage on the precipice of back-to-back sold out shows, halfway through their residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the reinvigorated band reflects on their 30+ year storied career—with no holds barred. In the best-selling tell-all The Dirt, the band aired their squalid laundry and reaffirmed their commitment to "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll." Fans wouldn't expect anything less than utter honesty in the re-telling of Crüe's story through the music.
Outlining the eight landmark albums spawned through their explosion, implosion and rebirth, the band discusses their proudest moments and fondest anecdotes as they go album by album, pulling out one song from each that best depicts where they were as a band at the time. In our inaugural Audiobiography video series, it's a long walk down memory lane for the four famed members of the Crüe, but one they're happy to take.
Starting with the first time they ever stepped in a real studio to record "Live Wire" off their 1983 debut, through their darker days on the "Wild Side" before coming clean with Dr. Feelgood. Through disbanding in the '90s to re-appearing in the '00's and now onto a massive tour with KISS, these famed fiends from the Sunset Strip have gone through many incarnations and lived harder, faster and longer than most bands would dare. Watch the first video in this series of eight, and don't miss the seven others now on our YouTube channel. – Jen Guyre, Google Play
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