Mötley Crüe Is Legally Dead (But I’m Not)

Mötley Crüe made it official.  On Monday, they  announced at a press conference in Hollywood that they are calling it quits.  This is their last tour ever.

“[T]he band members – drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, frontman Vince Neil, and bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx – arrived in a hearse and sat behind personalized “R.I.P.” tombstones as they spoke and answered questions.”  The band also took the additional step of legally ending their band —  they signed a “cessation of touring” agreement.  The agreement goes into effect after this last tour.

Supposedly, the band and their attorneys worked really hard on the legal document:

We’ve been working on it for a month. We’ve had the idea for years. It just got more real. There are no loopholes and no grey areas. It’s an agreement between us. It feels really good to have people, when they’re interviewing us, going wow — this is no joke. I’ve talked to people over the years that have mentioned, oh yeah me and the guys have talked about maybe wrapping it up in a few years and they go, ‘yeah, for now.’

While I admire the steps the Crüe have taken to end their band, I don’t exactly get it.  The four of them could just decide to rip up their agreement at any time and start touring again. It’s like four college girls agreeing to go on a diet together and putting it in writing.  You know eventually one of them is going to bring ice cream back to the sorority house.  And then after consuming the ice cream, they will collectively wipe their mouths with their binding agreement.  

In any event, I expect to see the Crüe  touring (or litigating over the right to tour) at some point in the next five years.

Oh, and I’m blogging again.

~ by siouxsielaw on January 29, 2014.

8 Responses to “Mötley Crüe Is Legally Dead (But I’m Not)”

  1. \m/ > . < \m/

  2. I can’t compete with Fledermaus. There is no better comment. I would love to see a copy of this cessation agreement. I bet it is a hoot.

  3. Great to see you back 🙂
    I also don’t beleive in their contract. I’ve seen too many bands braking that “last tour” statement. Why? Greed perhaps and nostalgia.
    I never listened to Mötley Crüe, I’ve seen them once on a festival but left. I think they would be fore band for Alice Cooper instead of the other way round.

  4. Bought tickets tonight. I was a little upset that I missed them last time they came through Southern California, but that’s because I was pretty sure one of them was going to have a heart attack or something and I would have missed it entirely. I am just a little too young to have been of a concert going age when they were in their heyday. Let’s hope they all stay alive until late July.

  5. […] the way, the SiouxsieLaw blog offers some initial thoughts on the purported “Cessation of Touring” agreement Motley Crüe is using to promoting […]

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