Motley Crue Rocks with Poison and the New York Dolls - Page 5
Another Motley Crue endorsement that deserves note came from Slayer guitarist Kerry King when I interviewed him backstage during their headlining tour with Megadeth and Anthrax.
Kerry King said "Looking back that's a really good band."
I responded, "Yeah. I always equated them with Kiss."
Kerry King: "Yeah. They're definitely rock and roll, heavy rock I guess. [...] Some of them songs, man... they're still just fucking awesome."
That same interview also included one of my most embarrassing "interview faux pas" moments as we talked about Tommy Lee's drumming. Who would say to Kerry King "You can take the fastest, greatest guitarist in the world... if a song doesn't have a good drum beat I'm gone." ?
"Well... I'd watch a guitarist." That got a round of loud laughter from the videographer and Jeff Hanneman who had come in to grab a bite from the buffet table while we interviewed. "I'd sit and watch Zakk Wylde play all by himself." Yeah. Kill me please.
Poison however... well, as I said "Nothing like putting the interviewer on the spot, right?" — Live Backstage Video Interview with Kerry King as Slayer Headlines the Jagermeister Fall Music Tour - National Music History
If Motley Crue is coming anywhere near your town I'd definitely recommend that you get your ass out to the rock and roll show. Motley Crue rocks!
Motley Crue Setlist:
Saints of Los Angeles
Shout at the Devil
Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
Home Sweet Home
Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Looks That Kill
Too Young to Fall in Love
Too Fast for Love
Girls, Girls, Girls
Smokin' In The Boys Room
(Brownsville Station cover)
Kickstart My Heart
Visit Motley.com for tour dates and information.
Poison is definitely kicking ass on this tour as well.
For many years the music press have treated Motley Crue and Poison as competition for one another, yet it was Motley Crue's fans' requests to see them perform together that brought Poison on-board for this tour. It made a huge difference, knowing that this wasn't going to be a concert that pitted Crue and Poison fans against each other. Everyone was allowed to rock the night away without feeling compelled to choose a camp.
The audience greeted Poison with full-on enthusiasm as C. C. DeVille and Rikki Rockett got the ball rolling, slamming out the band's opening number, "Look What the Cat Dragged in" and Bret Michaels rose up behind them on a motorized riser.
The crowd showed their appreciation, celebrating Poison's 25th year anniversary by singing along as the band rolled through their setlist which included most of their past hits (my personal favorite, "Cry Tough" was not included) and also a killer version of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're an American Band."Continued on the next page