Last night, Motley Crue appeared on CNN's Larry King Live. Surprisingly, the appearance turned into 18 minutes of quality television. I say surprisingly because I find Motley and Larry King an odd fit, but they've done the dance before and this time around the interview was even better.
I was hoping for an entire hour dedicated to Motley, but we take what we can get when it comes to Glam. As expected, Larry asked about CrueFest and the band's history. The show was edited nicely, with a Motley billboard and banner and featured video clips going in and out of breaks.
Larry also asked Tommy about getting back together with Pam (again!) but he dodged the question.
There were not many fan questions (via email, phone or video), but someone did ask about The Dirt movie. The stock answer: it will be released soon. Just yesterday, Motley Crue announced they were looking for new partners because Paramount wasn't getting the job done.
The biggest revelation was that Vince classified Motley Crue as a "pop" act to which Mick Mars immediately corrected him, saying "We're a rock band." I must admit, that answered floored me. This stunned me because Motley doesn't want anything to do with Glam, but I guess pop is O.K.
For me, the best part of the show was actually a CNN error. Lewis Black was on after Motley Crue and one of the video questions for Lewis was inserted in the Motley segment. So, the CNN viewer asks if gay marriage should be allowed all over the country. Nikki immediately says "That was a good question. It should be!" Good for you Nikki. I agree.
The entire Motley Crue interview is below, divided into three pieces.