KickActs interviews Russell Ray of VYCES!

Posted onNovember 28, 2016
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Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.

My name is Russell Ray drummer and Co-Founder of VYCES. You can find the band on Facebook under Vyces/Official. That is the same for all other social media sites and the website is www.vycesofficial.com.  I can be found under Russell Ray on Facebook, and skinzman on instagram.

Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

Well I always start with Motley Crue. They were the first Band that I got into as well as my first concert which made me want to pursue playing Rock music in the 1st place.

When I saw the video for “Wild Side” I knew immediately that I wanted to play the drums.  Over time I got into heavier music like Pantera, White Zombie, Korn, and Slipknot. Those bands inspired me to develop a more aggressive approach to playing. However I love bands like the Deftones, Starset, and Chevelle. I love the elements of rock songs through those bands.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?

Be open to everything and attached to nothing. What I mean by this is to explore, be creative, and find people who want to work as a team. Things don’t always work the way you think they will so be willing to adapt and keep moving forward. Every ending is a new beginning. Be honest, dedicated to your craft, and always listen and be observant. Everyone has different experiences. Learn from them, and keep your circle clean. Also-NEVER GIVE UP!

What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?

Jumping the gun on signing a contract. I was advised not to sign for a project years ago that I thought was the one. I did anyway and it was a nightmare to get out of when things didn’t go right.

Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?

Best gig hmmm…There are so many that are up there but if I had to name one it would be the very 1st VYCES show in San Diego. The reason why is because Dave and I have talked about being in a band together for the last 8 years. We were never been able to until now. Other than Mark I have played in bands in the past with Shawn and Evan and I always admired both of them personally and professionally. I loved being in bands with them so for me it was my dream team of a band coming together. When we all hit the stage together for the first time- I felt the band really fire on all cylinders and it was electric. Has only gotten better.

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs?  Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?

Outside of music I write. I am working on a book and a movie script as well. I used to work at a magazine for a number of years, but I really just wanted to write for myself. As far as hobbies however it would be working on cars. I love rebuilding and fixing them. It’s therapeutic for me and I love doing it.

What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

Sure! To me it always comes down to awesome bands that write awesome music.  If a band writes something they believe in and work hard to get it out there then people will get attracted to it. Everyone is different and like different things. It’s when bands copy each other or have no integrity that causes over saturation of nothingness. Keep it real-people will connect.

Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

I think it has helped TV more than music. I mean there are a number of artists careers that it helped, but how many can we really name and remember. I think the TV ratings are what has gone up. Plus that is not the reality of how bands start. It’s a TV show.

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?

It is what it is. We want everyone to have access to our music so however they can get it they get it.

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?

I have honestly never watched the show so maybe I should check it out. Ask me next time hahahahaha

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?

I do! I collect vinyl. I have every Slayer record and Motley Crue record on vinyl, and a bunch of limited edition foreign and domestic releases from many bands.

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

No…I wouldn’t choke him. If we were stranded I might need his help to get out of there.

What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

 I have never listened to any of her music, or paid attention to what she does so I don’t really have an opinion.

Which would you rather hear in concert?  Lip synching or real vocals?

Always real vocals.

Who, or what, is the next big thing?

Ooofff I don’t know. There are so many bands out there…..but check out There for Tomorrow, White Knuckle Riot, and Invidia. Awesome bands!

One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…

NIN. Trent Reznor never lets you down. How to Destroy Angeles is incredible as well.

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

I read allot of self help books. I like educating myself on controlling your thoughts and emotions to help grow as a person instead of going backwards in life.

I prefer to live with a peaceful mind.

Favorite movie of all time and why.

Rocky 3. It’s the first time that I have ever felt the feeling of inspiration. Also it shows that when you get knocked down there is always a way to get back up and fight. I apply that to life and most of my experiences. Rise Up!!

Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has checked us out live, listened to our music, looked us up online, promoted us, and given us any time of the day. We are putting ever ounce of our passion and drive into VYCES and we are so thankful for the response, and inspiration from everyone. We hope to see you all soon and thank you Kick Acts for your time as well.  Peace and Love…….

 

Vince Neil in trouble again and Nicolas Cage tries to…

Posted onApril 8, 2016
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from TMZ:

Vince Neil and Nic Cage got in a huge physical fight in Las Vegas Thursday, after Vince allegedly attacked a woman in a hotel … and Vince is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell us the fight went down at around 5 PM at Aria Hotel on the Vegas strip. We’re told Nic and Vince were inside when a woman came up to Nic and asked for an autograph. Our sources say Vince allegedly got behind the woman, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground.

The video we got shows the end of a fight between Vince and Nic. Our sources tell us Nic was trying to restrain Vince and calm him down, taking him outside the hotel and into a car. Nic is screaming at Vince, imploring him to calm down.

Cops tell us Vince was cited for battery and never taken to the station.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/08/nicolas-cage-vince-neil-fight-vegas/#ixzz45FcVEbR5

KickActs interviews Norman Matthew of “Murder FM”!

Posted onAugust 14, 2015
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Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.

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NORMAN MATTHEW: (in the vein of Tenacious D) Murder FM, greatest band on earth haha! We are the second coming of arena rock and not to proud to say

You can #getevil and find us online at murderfmmusic.com

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Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

NORMAN MATTHEW: KISS, MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS N ROSES for that big, edgy, arena rock sound with huge hooks. THE CURE and DEPECHE MODE for introducing a dark, sleek, sexiness to lyrical content, because I’m not much a partier, so I really connected with that growing up, along with a dark classiness to band imagery I fell in love with. Then there was NINE INCH NAILS. Trent changed the game for me and opened my ears to an whole other sensory level of production. I adopted Trent Reznor’s work ethic in that i write the songs for the band, then bring them to the jam room to bring them to life live. Im not a jammer, i like to have a blue print or a road map with at least a general idea of where I am heading. NIN really influenced me production wise as well..

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Learn it from the inside out!! Educate yourself on every level from management to booking, from being a roadie to a producer. The only way to be successful in this new industry model is to understand the business at the core, from the inside out, much like executives need to have product knowledge. The educated musician is the musician that will survive in this new world order of music.

What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?

NORMAN MATTHEW: I have listened to every piece of advice ever given to me from anyone who came before me was willing to give me. I may not have followed it all, but I tailored it to what fit me. Best advice I ever received, “be careful who you step on the way up, because you see them on the way down” and “they can’t feel what doesn’t have feeling, so put every bit of yourself in every note”, i morphed that one so i can feel yoda like.

Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Hmmm, that’s hard. EVERY show comes with it’s own set of challenges, from travel to sleep deprivation, the stress of having a hand in the business and in the creative, but i try to not focus on the negative and i never, ever look back or dwell on what i could’ve done, i just learn and move on. DEF greatest memory, first UK tour being sold out and performing in cities I only dreamed of as a kid such as Cardiff, Wales, Glasgow, Scotland and London, England, UK Fans Represent!

Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs? Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos haha! I’m a video game freak, love WWE Wrestling, I re-watch episodes of King Of the Hill and I’m addicted to DDP Yoga..yup I said, ALL of that.

What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

NORMAN MATTHEW: I don’t really pay attention to the scene, I’m too busy worrying about creating OUR scene and bringing something new to the table. Time for a new regime and a new legion to take over. I’ll either succeed or fail, but it will be on my terms and with my peeps \m/

Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Both. Anything that can give an artist exposure and a chance to thrive in the business is always a plus to me on any level, i’m not a hater like that. I do feel it has hurt the mentality and the work ethic. Perception is reality and on the outside, it makes it seem like all you have to do is get on one of these shows, competition or in a battle of the bands and you are set. It takes years of work, blood, sweat equity and tears. You have to earn your way up the proverbial latter within the industry and network, while creating your brand, understanding your market and growing as an artist. Opportunity only pays off when an artist really has something to offer. Until then, keep driving in that van and jamming in the basement until you know in your heart it’s right. If your mind is connected to your heart and your soul, you will know.

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Sucks. I love it as a consumer, but as a musician, it’s hard. It’s not about the money, but it’s about your favorite artist being able to survive as a musician and financially sustain yourself to keep creating. People seem to think if you are a “rockstar”, you are somehow rich. Spotify pays crap, Who knows what Apple Music will do and do some simple math of your own, split $0.99 between, band members, manager, label, distribution, marketing and you tell me who’s robbing who at the end of the day haha! If you are going to take music for free, at least support your favorite bands by going to the shows, buying the merch. and spreading the word like a disease, that’s the best way to help your favorite artists art.

I thank you in advance! \m/

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Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.

NORMAN MATTHEW: I wish I could. We are all pretty chill dudes, no good drama and weird quirks. We like to create and maintain all our madness onstage…and believe me…it shows

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?

NORMAN MATTHEW: That’s a loaded question, that could get me in trouble no matter how you slice it haha! If i HAD to pick, it would be either Gilligan for the laughs or Ginger for the…..laughs, yeah that’s it!

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?

NORMAN MATTHEW: are you kidding me? i grew up on vinyl. My 1yr old loves to listen to KISS “Alive II” or Guns N Roses “Appetite For Destruction” before bed with me, not even kidding! Those are his lullabies.

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

NORMAN MATTHEW: I’d keep him around just to torment him, If I killed him, then I would be bored. Hopefully he owns the island we are marooned on, then I’d live it up! I have the super power of tuning people out, so it’s easy for me to ignore things.

What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

NORMAN MATTHEW: who didn’t love “Achy Breaky Heart”? Oh wait, that’s her dad ha! I don’t ever pay attention to that celeb scene because it’s a waste of my day. It’s like, who cares and how does this effect me and my life? so im pretty out of touch with all that and always will be.

Which would you rather hear in concert? Lip syncing or real vocals?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Lead Singers being lead vocalists of course! I Love hearing a singer tell their story, even if it’s breathy or pitchy, it’s real. Additional vocals in live production on track are nothing to be scoffed at though, some huge productions have to do it and much like playing to a metronome or click track live, you have to be spot on, the whole time. So as long as there’s reality in the mix, i don’t mind a little fantasy to ensure the live show is amazing. People pay their hard earned money to see a great show. Deliver.

Who, or what, is the next big thing?

NORMAN MATTHEW: Murder FM. haha! I don’t know, it’s hard to tell, attention spans are so short these days and technology allows Anyone to put Anything out, there’s no natural filter anymore. Murder FM want to bring rock back to arenas \m

One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…

NORMAN MATTHEW: KISS

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

NORMAN MATTHEW: I’m terrified of karaoke. I don’t drink and i play an instrument, so you can see where i’m a terrible candidate for karaoke, i take it too serious haha!

Favorite movie of all time and why.

NORMAN MATTHEW: Nightmare Before Christmas. The imagery, the characters, the story, the combination of my two favorite holidays and without a doubt, the score by Dany Elfman. I absolutely love his work.

Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

NORMAN MATTHEW: You know what grinds my gears? People looking down on Fake boobs, why do people frown upon them? i mean really, they aren’t fake. i can see them, touch them, they don’t disappear and make my Ocd very happy. hahahahaha! I’m sure that will get me in all kinds of trouble, but i don’t really think about many other things. Man, born and bred! “Sex,Sex and Rock N Roll”

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KickActs interviews The Legendary Vicky Hamilton!

Posted onMay 15, 2015
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Hello Vicky and welcome to KickActs. For those of our readers that might not be familiar with your incredible body of work with such legendary bands as Guns N Roses, Motley Crüe and Poison just to name a few. Give us a little back ground on who you are and what you do.

I have been a personal manager for 3 decades, did A&R at Geffen, Capitol and Vapor Records and for the last 15 years I have been writing…2 screenplays a musical play and have just finished my first book “Appetite For Dysfunction,” it’s a autobiography.

First off, I am sure every Generation has said the same thing about each new Generation of music coming up. But what the HELL has happened to the music?

“There is still a lot of great music out there, you just have to look harder for it.  The business of music has changed, but the creativity remains.”

LA is known for being unforgiving. Back in the day a friend of mine from the Midwest stepped off the bus and went to a pay phone (pre-cell phone days kiddos) to call home and tell his folks back home that he made it safe. He was graciously robbed of his guitar and amp. My first memory of LA was of someone sitting on the concrete ledge of an overpass with their feet dangling over the traffic below… I have no idea if they were just chilling or on the verge of jumping. I fortunately, had a friend I could stay with when I got off the bus. How was your first trip to LA and did you experience any of the bad side of LA?

I came to visit LA for a month and then went back to Indiana for a year and saved money.  I was a very trusting soul when I first moved here, I got taken advantage of a few times…but for the most part I am a very streetwise creature and trust my gut to stay out of trouble.”

untitledaYou are currently in the publishing part of a “tell all” book about the glamorous and not so glamorous days on the Sunset Strip. From someone that grew up in the Midwest, it had to be a surreal but magical time, right?

Yes, I thought I was in Oz…there was no place like LA in the 80’s and I took advantage of every glorious minute of it. Everything seemed attainable and I felt the cities magic, and figured out a way to make it all happen”

I remember getting Motely Crue’s “Too Fast for Love” when it came it. I was totally blown away by the sonic sound of it. The guitars, the big drum sound and Vince’s vocals. “Live Wire” and “On with Show” were my favs. Most of the album still holds up well today. Hell back in the day I  got thrown out of the Executive Inn in Evansville Indiana for trying to meet the Crue when they were in town. Your time with Guns and Roses is well documented. What about the time you spent with Motley Crue?

I met the Crue when I first moved to Hollywood and the scene at that time was very punk rock, so when I met these rockers with teased hair, makeup and spandex…I was “What is this?”  I loved the Glam rock of the 70’s and was excited to see this new scene emerging.

I loved their music too.  Motley Crue were the beginning of a very wild ride for me. Everything was new, and I felt like I could achieve anything…and did!

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Do you think there is an age limit to being legit and being taken seriously in pursuing music? I look at bands like the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Cheap trick, and KISS to name a few. All of those guys are in their mid to late 60’s or even older. Mick Jagger for one being 71. Are they still relevant and have something to say and prove or are they just nostalgic acts?

I made a record with June Carter Cash when she was 70 and it won a Grammy. Good music, is good music.  If you are pop artist playing off of teenagers, you should probably be a teenager yourself…but if you have music in soul, you should play!  The right audience will find you.

You recently ran a Pubslush campaign and far exceeded your targeted goal. This book isuntitled
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to be FREAKIN’ HUGE! Where you surprised by the love shown and what can we expect from the book? Are heads going to roll or?

It’s actually Pubslush.com, a great literary crowd funding site. Yes, I raised $7,577! $2,577 over my goal. I am so excited by all the love, support and press I am getting. People really seem to want this book! I don’t know if heads are going to roll, but I have been completely truthful in my experiences with all the acts I have worked with. I think the book will be a fun read for anyone who loves music and art. I’m hoping to have books by August 1, however I am at the mercy of my editors…so when they say it is done…it will be done!”

You managed Guns n Roses early on in their career. At the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for them, you got shout outs from two key members of the band. That had to be validating. Did you know about it before hand or was it a total surprise and how did it feel?

It was a total surprise. I had a friend that was at the induction who texted me and told me that Steven and Slash both thanked me. Slash had talked to me about going, but then when Axl said he wasn’t going, the plan fell apart. Either way, it was a great honor to be acknowledged for the work I did and my piece of the Guns N Roses history.”

Check out the shout outs here!

In the end what happened to Guns n Roses and do you think Axl will ever reunite the original band?
You will have to read my book for my take on this…it’s not something I can give you an answer to in a paragraph. There is a lot of water under that bridge. I hope one day the band can put down their differences, and do a reunion tour.”

You have several projects in the works and still represent bands. Tell us about that.

I do a v blog called Aesthetic V Blog www.aestheticvblog.com. It’s a blog about the creative process of musicians, artists, writer, producers etc. I love interviewing creative people about their art form. I managed Diana Meyer, a singer songwriter and blogger in Los Angeles, she is one of the best songwriters I have managed! www.dianameyermusic.com Also I co-manage a California country band called Talk Like June, who are currently in the studio in Nashville with John Carter Cash producing. Suzanne, the singer, has unbelievable pipes! www.talklikejune.com I also management consult a handful of bands…I love 222 band. 222.band.com They are kind of like Blondie meets the Divinyls with a Tim Burton sensibility. Another great band I work with is BlackList Union www.blacklistunion.com.

I also co-wrote a musical play called Glitter Beach with Robbie Quine that is soon going into it’s second workshop. I keep myself busy…life is good!”

Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you untitledxxwant to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

Ok here goes my rant!

PEOPLE WAKE UP! SUPPORT THE ARTS! Something has happened where the public expects art, music and films etc for free. it isn’t free for the talent to create their art and if they can’t make a living at creating art, they will go get a job at McDonald’s or something so they can survive. So buy music, don’t steal it. Change the laws so artists can make a living off their art form. Go to concerts, buy merch….buy paintings…encourage kids to do the same, also encourage them learn about the art of creating entertainment. I could go on for days about this but I think you get my point.”

Vicky Hamilton

Artist Mgmt & Creator of Aesthetic V Blog

aestheticv@gmail.com

www.aestheticvblog.com

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Vicky Hamilton’s “Appetite For Dysfunction” book Campaign!

Posted onApril 16, 2015
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Day 4 and counting down on my Pubslush campaign…the ONLY place you can get an advance copy of my book or a personalized tour of Hollywood haunts with me as your personal guide. Also check out this story in a new Australian magazine… click here http://teomagblog.com/?p=417 For the book campaign click here https://pubslush.com/project/5491 Again…thanks so much for the love and support. Now I better get back to editing.

Vicky Hamilton

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Alice Cooper wants to kill Motley Crue!

Posted onJanuary 22, 2015
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But not in real life! The last show of the tour Alice Cooper has suggested that he will have 3 more guillotines made to cut of the heads of Motley Crue and stick them on posts…That would be an awesome show and if it happens, someone please video tape it!

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Alice Cooper Wants to ‘Kill’ Mötley Crüe

In January 2014, when Alice Cooper agreed to open for Mötley Crüe on the latter’s farewell tour, he didn’t exactly know what he was getting himself into. Now, a year later, Cooper wants to kill every member of the Crüe.

Not literally, of course. For more than 40 years, Cooper has staged a theatrical rock ‘n’ roll horror show that has climaxed with his own simulated death. For Mötley Crüe’s final U.S. performance on December 31, 2015, in Los Angeles, Cooper would happily pass on his murderous tradition to his tour mates.

“That would be awesome!” enthuses Crüe drummer Tommy Lee during an interview with Yahoo Music at the Langham Place Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. “I asked him earlier, ‘Can you make three more of those guillotines. Then you could chop off all our heads at the same time!’”

Cooper says it would be easy to create a few more death machines by the end of the year, and feels that his Frankenstein monster would be the perfect beast to finish the job. “It would be great for him to come out and collect their heads and put them on posts,” he says from a hotel suite black leather chair positioned in a conference room next to Lee and Crüe guitarist Mick Mars.

Here's the entire article from YAHOO

 

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KickActs EXTREME: Motley Crue’s New Video!

Posted onJanuary 20, 2015
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KickActs EXTREME:

Video is Rated PG-13

 

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Motley Crue is kicking off their last leg of their final tour In July of this year. They have released an Official video for their new song  “All Bad things Must Come to an End”. As always with Motley, they represented everything that is Rock and Roll to the extreme… Other than the drugs, can’t blame them or beat them for the perks of that dream! Check out this look back at the History of Motley Crue and the glory days of the 80’s and that LOOK! A far cry from the conservative boring crap of today…Big Hair, Big Shows and More!

 

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TOUR DATES:


Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour
July 22 – Eugene, OR @Matthew Knight Arena *
July 24 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome *
July 26 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark *
July 28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena *
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena *
July 31 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
August 3 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
August 5 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
August 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center *
August 8 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena *
August 9 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills *
August 11 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center *
August 12 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center *
August 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
August 15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center *
August 16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
August 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *
August 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena *
August 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
August 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
August 23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
August 24 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
August 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
August 28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
August 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
August 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
September 2 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
September 4 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center *
September 5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 6 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
September 15 Monterrey, NL @ Arena Monterrey
September 10 – Mexico City, DF @ Arena Ciudad de Mexico
TBA – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
December 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

* With Alice Cooper

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/motley-crue-announce-final-tour-dates-last-ever-concert-in-los-angeles-20150120#ixzz3PNZah8Io
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Vince….What happened? (Justin Moore video shoot)

Posted onJuly 1, 2014
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My god Vince what the hell happened??? The country version of “Home Sweet Home”  is ok and I get it. Most country stars can’t or don’t write their own music so they have writers or take classic rock songs and redneck them down… But back to Vince…Are you on steroids????

You went from this at 20 years old

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To this at 53…skip to the 3:06 minute mark…

Motley Crue’s new music video has age requirements? WTH?

Posted onMay 13, 2014
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Well, for shitties and kitties let’s pretend you are 16 years old and you just got paid from your first job as the fry guy at the local hamburger restaurant…The new Motley Crue album just dropped on Tuesday and you got to have it. “JUST GOT TO HAVE IT!” You are spending your hard earned bucks on something,so it might as well be that Motley album. You cash your check and take your fry guy grease pimpled face down to the local record store and pick up it. Your hooked! You become a Motley Crue fan for life. You buy every album/cassette or disk that comes out. You attend concerts. You buy swag. You stick up for them even when the album you just  bought might not have been their best work. Still you “Crue” on. Right? RIGHT. When you’re out with a hot date you throw in “Home Sweet Home” on the car stereo to get her legs to uncross…you grow up with the Crue. They grow old with you. You and the Crue experience life together. It’s a deal right? A brotherhood. Live fast die young? Well, not really…

It seems country music star Justin Moore is redoing Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home ” song and will have Motley Crue in the video. However, if you were around 16 at the time and  purchased any of the following Motley Crue’s Albums when they were released with your own hard earned work money  you are not welcome to the video shoot in Nashville. The video shoot has an age limit of 21 to 35…

1981’s “Too Fast For Love”

1983’s Shout at the Devil”

1985’s “Theater of Pain”

1987’s “Girls Girls Girls”

1989’s “Dr. Feelgood”

1994’s “Motley Crue”

Now how freaking wrong is that? I get it that they want some young hip people in the video. But I would almost dare say that most 20 to 30 something year old people have neither (A)  purchased a Motley Crue album” (B) couldn’t name no more than 2 Motley Crue songs without having to pause and think about it” (C)  attended or will attend a Motley Crue concert or name anyone in the band…or (D) know that everyone in the band is in their 50’s and 60’s…

Doesn’t Nashville realize that with those age limits the Band Motley Crue couldn’t be in their own video if held to those standards?

I am not disappointed but Nashville and Hollywood are going to have to break down the age barrier and let people be people…All ages. Not just the glamorous clueless youth. Maybe everyone that is a Crue fan over 35 should storm the video shoot???

chuck

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chuck@kickacts.com

 

Here is the cattle call for those that are in the age bracket and are interested.

 

From Motley’s Facebook page

Justin Moore and Mötley Crüe invite you to be their guests and participate in the filming of their upcoming music video shoot for “Home Sweet Home” on Tuesday May 13th in the Nashville area.

You must:

-be between the ages of 21- 35
-available to stay at the venue from 4-8 PM
-bring a photo ID and sign a talent release
-submit a current photo
– no compensation but we’ll have a great time!
-and be among the first 200 people to respond: tennesseecasting@gmail.com

 

Mick Mars Compares Motley to Britney Spears :(

Posted onMarch 10, 2014
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Mick Mars-630-80It’s a damn sad world when hardly anyone out there playing music for a living can’t do it without the help of auto pitch and back tracks. Especially in “Rock Music”. The “Pop” people have been doing it for years and yes most teen kids are used to being spoon fed crap but in the rock world I have to ask “Who has the balls’? The balls to play it like you wrote it and not to a bunch of backing tracks of keyboards, vocals, guitar tracks etc. I mean didn’t attitude make a band? So what if they drop chords and screw up vocal lines, it keeps it real.

Mick Mars just called out his own band for doing it and yes, we have known that the powers that be have also been spoon feeding us a “LIVE” “rock and roll” show complete with “canned” everything from Motley Crue for years and years…Tommy Lee hasn’t even been playing the piano part on “Home Sweet Home”..It’s all fake…Motley Crue and a lot of other bands have been filling us up with fire, smoke and hot chicks to take our minds off the fact that they can’t even play what they wrote…

Remember when Milli Vanilli was laughed off the stage for such “fakery’? These days bands are “rewarded” with such crap…

The first time I actually heard a canned performance that I “caught” was at a concert with the christian rock band “White Cross’ back in the early 90’s. It was during the song “In the Kingdom”.  The band had finished the song and  you could here the song playing over the front house almost as loud as the band was…I so disappointed.

Hats off to Mick Mars for calling his own band out…

chuck

 

Here is Micks statement:

He tells Eddie Trunk (via Blabbermouth): “That’s a whole another story – that could get me in a lot of trouble. Let me put it this way: I’ll just say two words and you’ll know. Britney Spears.”

He continues: “I don’t like it. I have to say 60s and 70s  bands were my favorites because they were real. They just got up there and kicked it up. Made a mistake – so what? Sounded a little bit empty here or there – so what? It’s the bigness and rawness and the people that wrote the songs and presented them.

“I could put on a Motley CD and play with it all day long. I don’t want to do that.”

Here is the link for the whole interview:

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/motley-crue-are-like-britney-spears-mick-mars/