The Def Poison Crüe Announce Summer 2020 Tour. Ugh!

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If Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison were playing in my backyard, I wouldn't open the blinds to look at it.

Apparently, there are people out there, though, who want to see this assemblage of spandex and hair dye 40 years after the heyday of those three bands. I hope they call it the Bad Driver's Tour.

From Rolling Stone:

Mötley Crüe are ripping up their “cessation of touring agreement” and hitting the road next year for a U.S. stadium tour with fellow hard rock acts Poison and Def Leppard, sources confirm to Rolling Stone. While specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, the three acts will perform at stadiums around the country.

Mötley Crüe played 158 shows on their 2014/15 Final Tour, wrapping up with a hometown show at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2015. Prior to the tour, the band claimed to sign a “cessation of touring agreement,” which they said was a binding document that would prohibit them from ever playing again after the tour ended. At the time, the group’s management failed to produce this alleged document despite repeated requests.

“Legally, we can’t play again,” bassist Nikki Sixx claimed to Rolling Stone backstage at a 2014 show in Denver. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”

Def Leppard toured with Poison in 2017, which marked the first outing by the Bret Michaels-led band since 2012. In 2011, they toured with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls. It was the first time to two biggest bands of the hair metal era hit the road together. Unlike nearly every other act from that time, both bands still have all of their original members.

Mötley Crüe will join a long list of acts that continue to tour after farewell tours including Kiss, the Who, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osbourne, Tina Turner, Cher and LCD Soundsystem.

 

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I enjoyed those band IMMENSILY 25+ years ago. Poison probably sounds decent still. But The last time I heard Vince Neil and Joe Elliot sing, NEITHER sounded good. Actually they sounded really wretched. Sometimes I wished guys would just, HANG IT UP. The reason Jagger is still doing it, is because he still sounds pretty good. Vince Neil got lucky with his voice for a few albums, but he never really impressed me live.
 

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I enjoyed those band IMMENSILY 25+ years ago. Poison probably sounds decent still. But The last time I heard Vince Neil and Joe Elliot sing, NEITHER sounded good. Actually they sounded really wretched. Sometimes I wished guys would just, HANG IT UP. The reason Jagger is still doing it, is because he still sounds pretty good. Vince Neil got lucky with his voice for a few albums, but he never really impressed me live.
I agree with all of this except for Jagger sounding pretty good. In my opinion, Jagger has never sounded good. Just glad Geddy isn’t out there trying to sing RUSH tunes anymore. They hung it up just in time. Good lesson for many other old rock bands.
 

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One of my previous guitarists is in a Poison tribute band, and they are raking it in. I never would have guessed there was a market. They play and pack great venues in the northeast.
 
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If Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison were playing in my backyard, I wouldn't open the blinds to look at it.
Oh, if it caused the energy for a thread here, looking out the window to the backyard would be inevitable.
 

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I saw the Vince Neil Band recently with Queensryche opening. Queensryche was great, even with a different singer. Vince Neil was a JOKE! As bad as those videos if not worse. Couldn’t make out anything he was singing. Left after a few songs.
 

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I have a couple high school friends that are big GnR fans. Say "Axl still sounds great!" They are obviously "Fan-deaf". I don't care what they were when I was younger, if they sound like crap, STOP SINGING. :roll: Axl's voice reminds me of Martin Shorts' Kathryn Hepburn impersonation from the 80s/90s. Cracks me up.
 

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I was talking to a 20 something at work about the hair metal era. The thing he didn't realize was that these bands and others like them sold out Stadiums with only them and an opener back in the day. I could see people wanting to see them one last time. Would I? No, not really, but I get it. Hell, I'm going to the Misfits reunion show and I'm sure lunch lady arms Danzig isn't going to sound as great as he did in the 70s, 80s or 90s, but whatever, shows are about the shared experience.
 

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I saw REO Speedwagon at the Club Casino in NH in October....been a long time fan, they weren't good...they were great.
Sold out, hope they come back next year.

I say anything that keeps you young......go for it, bring on the Motley, DeF. Poison tour.....I am there !!
 

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Apparently, there are people out there, though, who want to see this assemblage of spandex and hair dye 40 years after the heyday of those three bands. I hope they call it the Bad Driver's Tour.
The people who want to see bands like these 40 years later do it to relive a part of their lives that were important to them. Their youth. Good times, bad times and everything in between. It’s like a soundtrack.
 

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Absolutely. I know it won't be the same but this was my soundtrack to my middle school and early high school youth.
But then I found Slayer.
 


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