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Listen to Mötley Crüe Cover The Beatles in 1983 :: Music :: Features :: Motley Crue :: Paste

Listen to Mötley Crüe Cover The Beatles in 1983 :: Music :: Features :: Motley Crue :: Paste

Listen to Mötley Crüe Cover The Beatles in 1983 :: Music :: Features :: Motley Crue :: Paste
December 12
09:55 2017

LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 6: Singer Vince Neil and all the original members of Motely Crue reunite after six years to announce “Red, White & Crue Tour 2005…Better Live than Dead” on December 6, 2004 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Vince Neil

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Mötley Crüe’s success has never really been dependent on the quality of their music, but their persona as rough-and-tumble rock stars endures to this day. The highs and lows of the glam-metal group are well-documented—drugs, girls, car crashes, near-death experiences, plenty of hotel-room damage—and it’s a little foggy as to whether their lifestyle fueled their music or vice versa. After a heroin overdose left him legally dead until he was revived, bassist Nikki Sixx wrote the track “Kickstart My Heart”. Singer Vince Neil was involved in a drunken car crash that resulted in the death of his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley in 1984; Mötley Crüe later released a compilation album called Music to Crash Your Car To. Since touring with Alice Cooper in 2014, the Crue have gone quiet. Despite the fact that Farewell tours are often a marketing hoax, it seems like they might not be bluffing—they’ve actually drawn up and signed a legally binding cessation of touring agreement that forbids them from reuniting.

On this date in 34 years ago, a year after the success of their debut album, Too Fast For Love, Mötley Crüe closed out their set at the San Antonio Civic Center with a cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Check it out:

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