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More Fuel to the Poison/Crue Fire

So, Eddie Trunk dropped a quasi bombshell last night.

He Tweeted: “From what I'm hearing Motley and Poison will tour together this Summer after all.”

And there it is. I must be too cynical because I just dismissed all the rumors as just that: rumors. I guess if this does happen, Motley Crue would headline, but I suppose I shouldn't assume. I will say this: if Poison/Crue does happen, I can't see as how it would be a long tour. I'm thinking a very short run.

Think back to all those times Nikki Sixx said he and his band would never tour with Poison. Fascinating. I guess money (and Live Nation) talks.


Reader Comments (21)

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January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
Money talks is right. I met Vince Neil in the late 90's and he said he hated the rest of the guys in the Crue and would never tour with them again. Yeah, right.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita
I'll believe it when I see it. Too many "alpha male wannabees" in both groups to expect a tour to stay together. Yes, money talks, but neither one of these bands seem to be wrapped to tight to make it work. I heard Cinderella is going to tour again this summer. I'd be more inclined to believe that they tour with Poison like they did a few years back.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterold sarge
I don't see why it can't happen. There have been many successful tours where the various bands HATED each other. Hell, there have been many tours where the members within a band hate each other. Get on stage for your 1-2 hours and then go your separate ways.

There's a boatload of money to be made for both bands if this happens, and that's a pretty powerful incentive.

If it happens, I'll be there for sure.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
As much as I can barely stand the guy, and I've met him, Trunk doesn't seem like the type to fan the rumor mill.

He knows these guys and I would think he'd have pretty credible intel that Crue/Poison will happen.

I just hope their tour dovetails into M3, as that show REALLY needs a boost in the band roster department as there is just no real headliner material for this festival yet.

A semi-scab Whitesnake does not a headliner make.

I guess we'll know tomorrow.

And we'll know the schedule for Crue/Poison that I predict will be a fairly long extended Summer Tour. If it takes off and sells out in multiple cities, they'll keep it going.

This will do more to Bring Back Glam! than anything in years!

Now, I just wish both bands would put out great albums, not best-of's or halfhearted quickies. We want all killer-no filler albums!

Too bad they didn't put those together in time for the tour. It would have helped anticipation and ticket sales. The only reason characters like the members of these bands gave up on the classic tried and true "put out an album and tour on it" mentality is because the albums they've put out recently have been either crap or fair to middling and created zero hype.

Fans didn't want to hear the new stuff because it wasn't on par with the old stuff. Want to make a memorable tour? Make a memorable album of material you can tour off of.

Crue toured off "Saints of Los Angeles" with some success, but you have to wonder if "Life Is Beautiful" wound up on the album along with Vince Neil's Desmond Child produced "Promise Me", for example, how much better the response would have been, dialing down the filler, dialing up more sold out shows in bigger arenas.

Nevertheless, since enuff people are there solely for the old hits, it probably duzn't make that much difference to mount a tour like this.

Just picture the T-Shirts! Those two logos together!

"When I hear the music, all my troubles just fade away.
When I hear the music, let it play, let it play!"
- Poison

See ya up front!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Bryon's right.

Even if they can't stand each other, which is totally ridiculous, unless there's some skeletons in the closet between them we don't know about, they will create bigger hype and anticipation and thus sell more tickets in bigger halls.

Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

This double bill will be the biggest thing to happen to Glam Metal in years!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
True it would be a neat tour. True things can work out with two bands that strongly dislike each other. Maiden and Ozzy did it in 2005. If all else fails it will make for good entertainment!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
I cant believe the Crue would tour with a 80s Hair band, Sixx thinks the Crue is still relavent with todays music thats why they only tour with new bands lately like Papa Roach, Buck Cherry, Drownding Pool etc.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
The tour IS going to happen. As of now it will be Motley Crue, Poison and The New York Dolls. BAAALAM!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Insider
Hope it happens!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
Ratt would have been a better choice..
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Thoughts? Yeah, I have one.

After all the bullshit from Vince Neil & Nikki Sixx, slagging Poison off last year, IF they do tour together, all credibility for anything Sixx or Neil says from now on, will go right in the toilet.

And, Poison will put on a solid show, & Motley will will attempt to do the same. Vince will continue to squawk out every 5th word, further ruining the legacy of what was once an incredible live band.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Ace nailed it...and so did looksthatkill. As much of a tool as Brett can come off as there is no doubt that Poison still delivers live. With Motley, and I love em, Nikki manages to be a tool and they just aren't that good live any more.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHairMetalHero
I suppose I'll be the only one who is not interested at all in seeing this so-called tour.

I'd much rather spend the what I'm sure will be "stupid money" elsewhere. Like supporting the bands that are still out every year playing the clubs and bars all over America.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterROCK-IT
True, Vince sings only half the words of every song except their show opener, the exquisite "Livewire", of which he sings 7/8ths.

But he nails it, and the other 1/8 is classic singer/audience call and response during the bridge or whatever the songwriter term is for that part (you know, which one I mean!).

The thing about Michaels is, though he may sing/talk most of the words with minimum call and response, I don't think he's ever hit a clean actual note of music in his life.

So, what you've got is two "singers", or shall we say, vocal stylists, who even in self parody or with relatively new found limited vocal range (which can happen when one gets older), they are still better than the alternative -- impersonators in cover bands or replacements that, though maybe more vocally skilled, could never even come close to approximating the sound of the originals -- The Ones! The Only's!: Vince and Brett!

In other words, I'll take half a Vince Neil and a tone deaf Brett Michaels over replacements or tribute band impersonators any day!

And it duzn't matter. Because the music is still there and we are going to see two of the greatest Glam Metal bands of all time in one shot!

I'm even thinkin' havin' the two of 'em together will make them rise to the occasion in a healthy dose of a little bit of competition. Maybe they will embrace the challenge of trying to top each other.

I would love to see 'em join each other on stage but I realize that might be pushing it a little, hahaha!!!
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
there shouldn't be any doubt. bret Michaels has hinted at it and admitted it multiple times in the past 9 months. And it will be a long tour as the main goal for both bands is to make tons of CASH!! it wouldn't make sense to go on a 15 city run. This will be a 45-50 date tour. Its not like the bands have to hang out with each other. the members of each band don't even need to hang out with one another. Its just another in a long line of bands that do combo packages through the summer.

Speaking of which, when are they announcing the Def Leppard-Heart
-Kansas tour?
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwill
I have had my fill of both bands. The BS that they each bring with their stupid baggage; reality shows, bad side projects, and other, have turned me off to them. Plus neither has released anything remotely good in over a decade, so I will pass.
i want o comment on metalboy1 and his calling Whitesnake a semi-scab band. That band has always had a fluid line-up from the get go. While I would love to see Sykes back, it has been 2 decades since he was in it. Plus, the album they did last year was really good, so I could care less who is in teh band as long as they deliver.
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Ugh. No. Loved the Crue as a kid and still love 2 or 3 of their cds but the drama is tired. I'd rather save my money for the upcoming Van Halen tour.
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Cash grab, plain and simple.
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Original line-ups, my new cause celebre!

Or shall I say, Classic line-ups, as Poison had a different guitarist for 5 minutes before C.C.

That's why I'll be right down front, point blank, no matter how half-as*ed it could potentially be.

But I think these guys will actually rise to the occasion in an unconscious or semiconscious effort to outdo each other.

It may be a Cash-Grab, but they will be lovin' their art as well, trust me. I just wish they'd put out new albums, which is obviously dreaming at this point.

You want a real Cash-Grab all the way around, especially from the promoters, since they settled for less?

Try M$!
January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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