Motley Crue announce comeback by blowing up contract

Motley Crue have announced their comeback, almost six years after signing an “unprecedented” cessation of touring agreement to say they would never play together again.

Confirming their reunion, the heavy metal band said the contract is now off the table due to “relentless demand” from fans following the success of recent Netflix biopic, The Dirt.

Motley Crue attend a press conference for their 'final tour' in 2015
Image:The band played what they said would be their final tour in 2015
Motley Crue at the premiere for biopic The Dirt in 2018
Image:But film biopic The Dirt brought them back together in 2018

A video voiced by rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly, who played drummer Tommy Lee in the film, shows the “stupid” legal agreement being blown up, and says “destruction has never been an issue for Motley Crue”.

The hellraising Los Angeles band – featuring Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Lee, and famous for hits including Kickstart My Heart, Home Sweet Home, Dr Feelgood and Girls, Girls, Girls – are coming “out of retirement” and will reportedly play a US stadium tour in 2020, with Poison and Def Leppard supporting.

In a statement, they said: “Almost six years after signing a cessation of touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crueheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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