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PRESS RELEASE: Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue

Details Announced for Highly-Anticipated Country Tribute Album, Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts & More

Slated for Release July 8 on Big Machine Records, Motley Records and Eleven Seven Music

Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue(May 19, 2014) – Big Machine Records, Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music announced today that the highly-anticipated Country tribute album NASHVILLE OUTLAWS: A TRIBUTE TO MÖTLEY CRÜE will be released on July 8. The project will feature fresh takes on 15 of the band’s biggest hits covered by some of Country music’s biggest names, including Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more.

“We did not make this record for Mötley Crüe fans, but for Country fans who are also Rock fans. I believe that there’s going to be a lot of synergy and excitement for Mötley Crüe fans hearing different artists covering their favorite songs. People will be surprised how these artists made the songs their own and we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out. It’s been an amazing, positive experience and, as a lot of things we’ve done, a first in our career,” says Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx.

“It has been a blast becoming friends with the Motley guys and learning how much they appreciate the history of Country music. They are truly one of the most disruptive bands of their generation and I am honored to be able to cover one of my favorite Crue songs of all time, ‘Home Sweet Home.’ It has been pretty unreal singing with Vince Neil,” said Justin Moore.

The record is a joint venture between Big Machine Records – home to country superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw – and Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music. Big Machine Label Group President and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country music fans who love Mötley Crüe. Borchetta says of the collaboration, “I have been a not-so-secret Crüe fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Mötley Crüe song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.”

Tracklisting:

Rascal Flatts – “Kickstart My Heart”

Florida Georgia Line – “If I Die Tomorrow”

LeAnn Rimes – “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”

Justin Moore – “Home Sweet Home”

Cassadee Pope with Robin Zander – “The Animal In Me”

Aaron Lewis – “Afraid”

Big & Rich – “SOS”

Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen – “Without You”

Eli Young Band – “Don’t Go Away Mad”

Lauren Jenkins – “Looks That Kill”

The Cadillac Three – “Live Wire”

The Mavericks – “Dr. Feelgood”

Brantley Gilbert – “Girls Girls Girls”

Gretchen Wilson – “Wild Side”

Darius Rucker – “Time For Change

For additional updates, behind-the-scenes action or to pre-order the album, visit http://nashville-outlaws.com/.

About MÖTLEY CRÜE

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial. The band announced in January that they will kick off their FINAL TOUR (presented by Dodge) on July 2, 2014 in Grad Rapids, MI and that the movie of their best selling biography, THE DIRT, will be hitting theaters globally in 2015.

About Big Machine Label Group

The Big Machine Label Group is led by President and CEO Scott Borchetta and encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville, recently revived Dot Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG’s current artist roster includes superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Reba, The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line; chart-topping acts Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Eli Young Band; legendary group The Mavericks as well as hot newcomers Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three and Danielle Bradbery, in addition to a Country tribute to rockers Motley Crue and soundtracks for ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE.” BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. In 2012 BMLG rejuvenated its publishing arm with Big Machine Music, which has created a joint venture with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Prescription Songs, allowing the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. Big Machine was also the first-ever label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. The label group has also forayed into the racing world, sponsoring the Brickyard 400 as well as back-to-back Indy500 drivers. www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com

About The Eleven Seven Music Group

The Eleven Seven Music Group is a full service physical, digital and mobile music group operating with global sales, distribution and marketing capabilities via offices in London, New York, Los Angeles as well as Canada, Germany, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic countries, Japan, and Australia. The label group continues to build on its model of research-based marketing strategies targeted directly to the fans, building out from that base. Driven by a core group of thought leaders, the independent mini-major has in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, digital media, International, sales, tour marketing, production, video promotion, creative services, business management, web design, advertising, development and other services to support every release. With its namesake label, Eleven Seven Music, boasting internationally notorious names like Motley Crue, Sixx:A.M., Papa Roach and Drowning Pool, among others and its Alternative/Indie Rock label launching talent like Nico Vega, Dirty Heads and Midi Matlida, The Eleven Seven Music Group has all the bases covered for the future of rock music.

Dodge and Motley Crue Give Fans a Chance to be Bad in Nationwide Promotion

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Dodge and Motley Crue Give Fans a Chance to be Bad in Nationwide Promotion

  • ‘Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway’ prizes include a 2015 Dodge Charger or Challenger, ultimate Motley Crue VIP experience, autographed guitars, concert tickets and more
  • Sweepstakes in conjunction with Dodge brand’s sponsorship of iconic rock band Motley Crue’s ‘Final Tour’
  • Enter at www.dodgechancetobebad.com and share on social media for additional chances to win prizes

Muscle car enthusiasts and rock ‘n’ rollers looking for a chance to be bad need to look no further as Dodge and Motley Crue have partnered to launch a nationwide promotion.

Dodge kicks off a “Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway” this week in honor of the brand’s partnership with the iconic rock ‘n’ roll band as Motley Crue embarks on its “Final Tour”. The Dodge brand is the presenting sponsor of the tour, which kicks off on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fans have an opportunity to win a 2015 Dodge Charger or Challenger, an ultimate Motley Crue VIP experience that includes meeting the band and other prizes, such as autographed guitars, band collector’s items and tickets to the notorious rock band’s “Final Tour” this summer.

“The 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger are the ultimate American Muscle Cars just as the much anticipated Motley Crue ‘Final Tour’ is the ultimate high octane music event of the summer,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The ‘Chance to Be Bad Giveaway,’ gives our mutual fans an opportunity to win prize packages that are just as irreverent as our new muscle cars and the band itself.”

The nationwide promotion utilizes the Dodge and Motley Crue digital and social media outlets to build excitement and give fans many ways to vie for the large prize pool. Participating Dodge dealers and regional business centers as well as the band and promoters of its FINAL TOUR.

Registrants entering at www.dodgechancetobebad.com can earn five more chances to win by sharing custom links with their friends across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn. Qualified registrants will also receive an exclusive offer to test drive a new 2014 Dodge vehicle at their local dealer and receive Motley Crue concert tickets when they do.

In addition, fans of the Dodge Facebook page will be invited to like and comment during a weekly wall contest to enter to win a package of exclusive Motley Crue collector’s items.

The “Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway” is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. Sweepstakes concludes July 1, 2014. Complete rules and additional information is available at http://dodgechancetobebad.com/rules.aspx.

Dodge has used the band’s hit single “Kickstart My Heart” in three 30-second commercials for the Charger and Challenger as the energy of the song and band captures the spirit and energy of the brand. “Uncle,” “Dream Job” and “Engine Note” can be seen on the brand’s YouTube channel.

About Motley Crue and ‘Final Tour’

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

MÖTLEY CRÜE announced The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement, solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles on Jan. 28. The band has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different: fans can expect to hear the catalog of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”

For a list of tour dates and more information on the tour, go to http://bit.ly/MotleyCrueTheFinalTour.

Big Machine Records want your help! Be a part of creating a fan inspired tribute record!

Country Tribute AlbumBig Machine Records is gearing up for the release of the Motley Crue country tribute record and they are asking you, the fans, to help them determine the artists and track listing! Head over to http://Nashville-Outlaws.com to create your playlist. The best fan playlist will be honored as an Executive Producer on the album!

Jeff Tremaine talks “The Dirt” Movie with Loudwire

“‘The Dirt’ is separate from all the other rock books that I’ve ever read that’s just thinking they really nailed each guy’s voice. You really felt like they were telling a first hand account of what happened. It was honest and that is what I really [want to] guard and make sure that is the movie we are taking in.” – Jeff Tremaine

Jeff talks with Loudwire about bringing “The Dirt” to the big screen. Check out the full interview here: ‘The Dirt’ Director Jeff Tremaine Talks Translating Motley Crue’s Book to the Big Screen

New Dates Announced for “The Final Tour” in FL and WA

New dates announced this morning for “The Final Tour” with stops added on Hollywood, FL and Spokane, WA. The new dates are:

10/18 – Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL
11/22 – Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA

Fan Club ticket and VIP pre-sale for the new dates begin tomorrow at 10AM local time and general on-sale begins Saturday, March 1st at 10AM.

Inside the End of Motley Crue – Time.com

Nikki Sixx Says Goodbye for Good: Inside the End of Motley Crue

“Last week, Motley Crüe called it quits.

After over 30 years of grinding guitars, wild stage shows and world-class debauchery, the Crüe — who made nine albums that sold a staggering 80 million copies — decided to end it all. Being the Crüe, though, they’re going out in style. The band —Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars — signed a legally binding Cessation of Touring Agreement in front of reporters that prohibits future, unauthorized performances, and prevents any of the four members from touring under the band name.

But before they go, there’s one last 72-city North American tour to complete, and they’ve enlisted veteran rocker Alice Cooper to open the band’s final string of shows.“When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope, and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” bandmember Nikki Sixx said.”

Read the full interview here: Nikki Sixx Talks Ending Motley Crüe With a Huge Final Tour | TIME.com

Tickets for “The Final Tour” on-sale NOW!

Tickets to the U.S./Canadian dates for “Motley Crue: The Final Tour” with very special guest Alice Cooper are on sale NOW! All dates/ticket links can be found right here on our Tour page. 2015 International dates for “The Final Tour” will be announced later this year. Get your tickets now and don’t miss your last chance to see Motley Crue live on stage! All bad things must come to an end…

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Motley Crue on “CBS This Morning” (full interview)!

Motley Crue band members take legal steps to plan tidy end to group’s long run

“Rock fans are getting their first chance to buy their final tickets for Motley Crue. After more than three decades of head-banging, the group is calling it quits. But the end of an era in music also marks the beginning of a groundbreaking business move.

The music was jazz — not rock ‘n’ roll — but the so-called funeral the band threw for itself in Hollywood was also vintage Motley Crue. The guys who helped put the glam into rock announced they are hanging up their heavy metal.” – CBS This Morning

The Final Tour: Ticket and VIP Package Pre-sales begin today (1/29)!

Ticket Presales and VIP Ticket Package Presales begin Wednesday, January 29th.

FINAL_AD_MATwAC4MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive very first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th from 10am local time on Wednesday, January 29th until 10 PM local time the same day via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation).

Not a member yet? Join now at Fanclub.Motley.com and receive your unique password code instantly for Ticketmaster/LiveNation sales. You can also purchase the Motley Fan Club Bundle directly through Ticketmaster.com beginning at 12pm local time on Wednesday, January 29th. This fan club bundle will get you a 1 year subscription to the MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club and access to the ticket and VIP presale.

Finally, VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation). MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will still have access to purchase presale tickets on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st (where applicable).

The GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ONSALE for most shows begins Friday, January 31st at 10am local time followed by some shows going on sale Saturday, February 1st at 10am local time.

The following Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages are being offered:

Mötley Crüe: “Too Fast” Ultimate Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Ticket in Rows 1-2 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
  • Exclusive Meet & Greet/Hang with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Individual one-on-one photo of you with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • One personal item autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Backstage/Onstage Tour
  • Mötley Crüe Custom Autographed Electric Guitar – personalized to you by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Mötley Crüe Plaque – Personalized to you
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $400, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
  • Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
  • Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
  • On-Site VIP Host

*All “Too Fast” purchasers will be entered to win a pair of front row tickets to attend the last concert on the tour. Two winners will be chosen. Winners are responsible for lodging and travel to the concert.

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Ticket in Rows 1-5 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
  • Meet & Greet and Photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Backstage/Onstage Tour
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $225, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
  • Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
  • Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
  • On-Site VIP Host

Mötley Crüe: “Wild Side” Gold Merchandise VIP Package

  • Ticket in P1 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

Mötley Crüe: “Live Wire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package

  • Ticket in P2 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

If you have any questions regarding the fan club ticket presales, VIP ticket packages and presales, your unique code, please check out the Ticketing/VIP FAQ page and don’t hesitate to contact Customer Service at [email protected] or by calling (877) 717-5816 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CT).

The Final Tour Press Conference! Watch it Here!

Did you miss Motley Crue’s historic Press Conference announcing “The Final Tour”? Check out the entire show below where the band discusses the tour, their partnership with Dodge, plans for a country tribute album in partnership with Big Machine Records, the 2015 release of the film adaptation of “The Dirt” and more! Watch it NOW!