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Motley Crue, 'Evening In Hell' Videos Surface

Motley Crue is currently in the middle of their second residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Dubbed an Evening in Hell, the Crue are apparently using a lot of fire in their show this time. Thanks to YouTube, we don't have to travel to the desert to get a Crue fix!

Reader Comments (29)

WOW! If I could just hit the lottery, I would take up residency at the Hard Rock for the entire duration of their stint, rockin' out every time they played.

And just look at the excellent quality of these videos! Okay, not exactly pro-shot but you feel like you are there because the state-of-the-art technology is there! Amazing!
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
The band sounds great but no matter how much fire or stage props added to the stage Vince Neil is nothing but a faint shadow of what he once was. Even from the very beginning of Shout at the Devil, the opening song he already sounds and looks winded. He skips and leaves out many of the words to the songs. What an embarrassment to the rest of the band. He should he ashamed of himself. Motley Crue has been one of my favorite bands and I remeber waiting outside Harmony House records in Sterling Hts. MI the day Shout at the Devil was released. I was one of the first ones there waiting to buy my cassette. They will ALWAYS be a favorite of mine! Yet sadly I will never see them perform live again. Vince needs take better care of himself and give the bands legions of fans a concert worthy of the legendary MOTLEY CRUE name.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Sorry haters, but the Crüe looks to be on top of their game here. Great setlist too, except for dr feelgood & dont go away mad, that is. Long live Mötley!
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
Reptileblvd, while I agree with you that Vince isn't what he used to be, (Who is 30 years later?), it is clear that he is actually trying his best in this concert. I don't know if you're a singer or not, but Shout At The Devil has a lot of rapid-fire lyrics to spit out without taking a breath, some of which are in a pretty high register for a guy. Believe me, I'll be the first one to accuse Vince of phoning it in which he has done many times, but this time he really is doing the best with what he still has left. Could he take better care of himself?...Absolutely, but even if he got himself in tip-top shape, Shout at the Devil would still be a challenge to sing.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Vince Neil = Luckiest multi-millionare 'singer' to make it.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
The only reason I will not see Motley Crue now is most of the show is on tape. Nikki Sixx does not play one note of bass live anymore. Every band uses some backing tapes but they take it to a new level.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVelonese
Wow, saw them five years ago and Vince was terrible then and still is progressing downward. Sorry, he just can't cut it live anymore.
September 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
5th time seeing them. Saw them opening night the other night. Amazing as usually but not their best. lots of tension and they did the crowd seating all wrong.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChey
Stick a fork in 'em, They're done.

This is such a pale imitation of what they once were.
I was at Motley's very first gig & knew Nikki for years before that. This is just a last grab at the $$$$ & in my opinion, does more to damage their legacy,than to further it.

And 99.999% of the blame lies with Vince Neil's lackluster performance.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Half of the posters in this thread loved the performances while the other half didnt. That's about typical for the Crüe. Any time you get a legendary band thats the caliber of Motley, you will find a lot of resentful ppl, that can never forget the old days. Not to mention, the ppl that are tired of em being around, & just wanna bash relentlessly no matter what. Everyone has & is allowed to have their own opinions though! All i'll finish with is that theyre doing something right, because they still pack em in.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
Obviously Vince is not gonna sound as good as he used to 30 years ago. After 30 plus years of touring pretty much every year as well as studio recording sessions etc. He's probably done close to like a 1,000 concerts over the years. The only singers I can think of that still sound pretty good to me after all these years are Sebastian Bach, Michael Monroe, & Axl Rose. Singing is not like playing an instrument. You don't just get callouses on your fingers or whatever. It's a lot of wear & tear on your vocal cords. Mick can't even stand straight and is slowly dying but he still wails live on guitar. It's like apples & oranges.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
There is a reason they are in their 2nd stint at the Hard Rock. All "bad vocals", bass tracks, etc.. aside. They still are Motley Crue. They don't have to apologize for anything.
September 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
I keep reading all these posts about how Vince has lost it and doesn't sing as good as he did 30 years ago. Here is a live clip of Shout At The Devil from 1983. Doesn't sound that much different to me from the 2013 Hard Rock clip
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercrueroxx
He's kickin a$$ at the US festival along with the rest of the band just pure raw hunger. That's a killer concert I have it on DVD. I watch it all the time. To me his voice started to fade sometime between his "Carved In Stone" solo CD & "Generation Swine" that tour was the first time I noticed his voice just wasn't the same. But I'll still take a sub par Vince over any of the awful new vocalist playing on rock radio today.
ALSO crueroxx how can you call yourself a Motley Crue fan but yet you're pretty much saying he always sucked. I'm not trying to be rude but I could never be a fan of a band if I thought the singer always sounded like crap. Doesn't make much sense to me. I don't care how good the music is if I don't like the singers voice then you couldn't pay me to listen to em. Just like SIXX AM I love Nikki(& DJ Ashba) & I think it's really cool that he found success with another band & the music is actually pretty good but James Michaels voice just bores me to death. So I am not a fan.
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
If you want to hear spot-on, beautiful singing year after year, go to an opera or a broadway musical where the cast of characters often change.

JS: I am not sure you read crueroxx comments correctly or maybe he posted other opinions in different sections that I haven't read, but I took his comments to mean that vince sounds just as good in vegas as he did at the US festival...which side note, stupid-to-know fact: van halen was paid 1.5 million for the US festival (beating out david bowie who was paid 1 million) and is listed in Guiness as the first band to be paid over 1 million for a single performance.
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
For the record, im jealous of you, Jakki. How you got that dvd I dont know but ive been looking for it forever. Ive had no luck finding it though. Any idea how I could get it? Thanks in advance!
September 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
no need to be jealous dude, I'll gladly tell you where I got it from go to the website The US Festival DVD is called "In The Beginning 1981 -1984" it also has interveiws & videos once you see the menus for it you will really love it. All of the DVD's are pretty much between 7 to 11 $'s for the most part.(Also I got 2 bada$$ DVD's from the club days of Quiet Riot & Warrant)
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
Another website w/bada$$ rare DVD's is called "80's4ever" it's kinda like the other website except it has a little more variety but the average price for a DVD is 13$(But the shipping is still not that bad). Between both websites I now have a live DVD from every Crue tour except the "Decade of Decadence" mini tour & the John Corabi tour.
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
One Thing I would say is if you are on the rareliverockconcertdvds.storenvy website don't get the Motley Crue Starwoood 1981 DVD the quality is awful & actually the rare footage on the US Festival DVD is better than the footage on the +"Starwood"DVD.
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
I think, to be fair, that bkallday is an apologist for his favorite band. And I think that reptileblvd is more of a fan of music and not the band itself. The difference matters. Let me explain.

I am also an apologist. I love DLR Van Halen, on stage and on albums. But, at this point, DLR Van Halen on stage is reduced to 63.566734% of what they were (and they weren't, vocally, that great live to begin with).

But there is a swagger to that version of the band that I love. And I can admit: the last album was great (old stuff and new stuff and weird stuff). The last tour? Good, but not great.

Motley Crue face the same problem. And, as a fan, I can say that they were (and still are) a major part of my life. But I am not an apologist for them because I don't hold them in as high regard as some do.

I won't bring up any of the pre-recorded stuff that Crue are using. I won't (I did, didn't I?) But I hope none of you will accuse Van Halen of doing it as well (or worse). Why? Because I don't think that it matters really.

The Vegas show is a spectacle. That is what it is. And spectacles are meant to distract as much as they attract. We all want to live a long life. We all want the songs to sound like we looked. So we pitch in, and tune out (gotcha' Ace!), when we need to do so.

I will admit it: DLR sounds like crap right now and I will gladly pay to see Van Halen perform live. So, too, does it go with Motley Crue. The bands aren't the problem. The singer is the problem. Will others admit this and just embrace the fantasy?

Age, drugs, tight pants, who cares? We all buy into the dreams of our youth when the realities of our life aren't the same.

But fans have to be realistic: we love the memory as much, if not more, than the reality. Slobber-knobbing all over barely listenable approximations of songs makes us look bad. I am talk to you, bkallday. And I am talking to me (and Ace, and Metalboy!, and Rita, and Jakki). We love the music because we love the memories. And that's fine. But don't confuse memories with reality. "Oh fass . . . eine of" is not the same as "Too fast to fall in love."

Fire purifies. It doesn't apologize.

Now, come on and dance!
September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim

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