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Motley Crue on Larry King Live

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.

Reader Comments (13)

thats funny because Nikki Sixx created 'glam'. I don't think they don't want anything to do with it, Nikki just doesn't want to be a drug addict alcoholic again. which thats ok.
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
how Fucking cool was that interview?! i had to wait till 3 am to see it since i worked tonight,but that interview totally rocked..larry was more informed...hence not "the motley crue"

i kinda thought he was a lil ruff on mick... <leave mick alone> in the voice of that guy? that said that about britanny hahahaahhaah

all in all... i had my devil horns up all interview!

if any of you can point me to a site where i can d/l that interview...please tell me...
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrued
i was surprised also when vince said the were a "pop" band...on the other hand,it was great to see the boys,looking good and excited about touring...cant wait for tuesday for SOLA!
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristy karol
go to for clip of the motley interview
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrob
SOLA have been leaked i would post the link but i dont wanna get in trouble. i m surprised people still buy cds. its free , if you know where to look.
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrob
just watched it and thought it was really cool! It's so good to see them back, and I can't wait for the release of SOLA!!!
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Thank god vinyl is coming back...I'd rather buy the album and enjoy the packaging...just something about opening up an album and seeing whats inside...I remember years back Gene Simmons saying "Our albums are like a cracker Jack box, you open them up to see whats inside" I loved getting those posters when I was kid haha ..Can't wait till Tuesday =)
June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
i love ally-kat... if i was a year younger,,,i would snap her up hahahah..her man is sooooo lucky...
June 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrued
so anyone else disappointed in sola? title track is by far the best song. not much else has the old sound to it. i just listened to it once though. maybe with repeated listenings it will grow on me. maybe. but vince's spoken part on track 1 is pretty horrid.
June 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Ok, not trying to piss anyone off here but I thought the Larry King apperance totally sucked balls.

Seriously. It was just plain uncomfortable to watch the clips with Larry "hanging with the band, just being cool"... I mean, come on! What a fucking joke... When he sat down at the drums?... and the guitar bit? He looked every bit the fool, and Tommy and Nikki just grinned away. And that sorry ass excuse for an interview?!? What cremepuff questions! I expected him to ask Vince about the Skylar Neil foundatation, Nikki's Running Wild charity, Mick's health battles - I mean, for crying out loud - He actually asked Mick "Are you dead?"... Larry King is a pus-filled windbag that's held together with Cialis and suspenders - he's about as "in touch" with the music world as my 7-month old is with the basics of car repair.

Yeah, ok, they mentioned the tour, the mentioned tattoos, they touched on who writes the songs, and what kind of a band they'd call themselves but COME ON! I mean, what kind of a whore has Nikki become? I totally understand "doing press" but Larry Fucking King??

This cemented my feelings about what kind of a "journalist" Larry King is and that his show is all about him more than it is about his guests. I'm sorry... What a crapfest. Mick just kind of sat back and laughed it off, Vince kept a smile pasted on his face but you could just imagine he was trying real hard to avoid looking at his watch (nice watch, by the way), Tommy had a couple of instances where you could see him relax and Nikki... Well, geez... Nikki what happened? Where's that guy that threw down his mic and stormed off because an MTV interviewer kept talking about hairspray?

Sell. Out.

By the way, Yes, I'm a Crue fan - have been since '82 - but this was just pathetic.

June 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
I have to agree the interview was bad. I like Crue and I was expecting more. I actually had to fast forward the King hanging with the band stuff. I read "The Dirt" and it was fascinating, there is so much more to this band that could have been touched on. They should have given them the hour and have gone into depth about how they felt about the past drug use, what they hope for the future and what new bands they hope to inspire. Mick is so frail and it is obvious so why not talk about it.Nikki and Tommy are so much brighter than people give them credit for and it shows here but the questions are stupid.
June 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervan
Nikki needs to take the band to FOX news and be with real interviewers. Larry King is a left wing nutball like the rest of the idiots an CNN. Long Live the Crue, greatest rock band in the history of music.
June 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilly Crue head
Ya know I must admit...It's nice to know that I'm not alone in this BBG world. I don't know why every celebrity or just about anybody that goes on that show totally has a knack for kissing Larry's ass. Who the fuck is this asshole and what position does he hold on American media anyway. Who gives a fuck. Fuck Larry King. He's old piece of shit anyway. I hope he dies of a heart attack live on his own show. This way they can call it Larry King's Live Heart Attack. Hey Larry guess what...your an ASSHOLE! It's obvious that you probably know nothing about Motley Crue anyway. You've proven it time after time. Just like what Valentine said about the show, I too am disappointed with Nikki & the band. As far as Larry King...why don't you just fuckin' retire asshole...Don't go away mad...just go away.
November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTNT

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