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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997.
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The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997. Mötley Crüe are perhaps the best-known users of the heavy metal umlaut. Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. The album will feature some new songs along with the band members' favorite original songs. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. The bands latest album, to be released in February 2005, is Red, White, & Crüe. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. In 2004, the four original members announced a farewell tour which will begin February 14, 2005 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. In September 2004, Sixx announced that he and Neil had returned to the studio and begun recording new material. A 2001 autobiography entitled The Dirt told their full story. Mars reportedly suffers from a degenerative back condition, and has not performed since 2001. In recent years, Sixx has played in the bands 58 and Brides of Destruction, Lee in Methods of Mayhem and as a solo artist, and Neil tours on an annual basis as a solo artist, singing mostly Mötley Crüe songs.
No replacement had been named and the band went on hiatus following a 2001 tour in support of their most recent studio release, New Tattoo. Castillo died of cancer on March 26, 2002. In 1999, Lee left to pursue a solo career, and was replaced by Randy Castillo, the drummer on several Ozzy Osbourne albums. However, only Sixx's marriage has endured the test of time.
Not to be outdone, Neil married former Playmate Heidi Mark. Both Lee and Sixx married former Playboy Playmates and stars on the TV show Baywatch, Lee to Pamela Anderson and Sixx to Donna D'Errico. In the 1990s, Mötley Crüe was perhaps better known for the women married by three of its members. Changing trends in music and the temporary departure of Neil from the band in February 1991 caused a decline in Mötley Crüe's commercial success, although a self-titled 1994 release with new frontman John Corabi and 1997's Generation Swine, recorded after Neil returned, both reached the top 10.
1 album, and stayed on the charts for 109 weeks after its release. On October 14 of that year, it became their only No. Feelgood, released on September 23, 1989. The band reached its peak popularity in 1989, with the release of their fifth album, Dr.
Their mixture of metal and glam rock stylings produced several massive selling albums during the 1980s. They soon became one of the most popular bands in the country, known as much for their hedonistic lifestyle and seemingly endless abuse of alcohol and drugs as for their music. The debut album was then remastered and re-released on August 20, 1982. Their success in the Los Angeles club scene earned them a recording contract with Elektra Records in early 1982.
In November, 1981, their debut album Too Fast For Love was self-produced and released on Leathür Records. Now the four original members were together. So, instead they decided to try to get Rock Candy's vocalist, Vince Neil. During that show however, Mick Mars convinced them that they didn't need another guitarist.
They were going to try to get their guitarist James Alverson into the band. They were watching a band called Rock Candy perform. Now all they needed was a vocalist. They'd find their singer almost accidentally. So they all decided on the name Mottley Krew, which was eventually spelled Motley Crue.
The bassist walked in, looked at the others in the band and said, "What a motley looking crew!". Mick Mars remembered a comment made by a bassist in one of his previous bands. Then.. However, the others quickly deciding against the idea.
Still without a name, Sixx recommended using the name Christmas. music newspaper classified ads section. They'd meet guitarist Mick Mars through an L.A. Tommy Lee.
Leon recommended the drummer of one his previous bands, Suite 19; its drummer.. Sixx inquired with his London bandmate Greg Leon as to whether he knew of any musicians who could join the new band he was intent on forming. The band London would also be the first band for the later Guns N' Roses guitarists Izzy Stradlin and Slash and for Cinderella drummer Fred Coury). Mötley Crüe formed in January, 1981 (see 1981 in music) in Los Angeles, after bassist Nikki Sixx left the band London, (a band he and Lizzie Grey started in 1979 when he was fired from Blackie Lawless' band Sister).
Mötley Crüe (Pronounced Mott-Lee Crew) is an American rock band whose members include Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. Scrue You: http://www.scrueyou.com. Chronological Crüe: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~cruekiss. Official site of Mötley Crüe: http://www.motley.com.
1994 "Hooligan's Holiday" #36 UK. 1992 "Home Sweet Home" #37 UK. 1991 "Primal Scream" #32 UK. 1990 "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" #19 US.
1990 "Without You" #8 US, #39 UK. 12/23/1989 "Kickstart My Heart" #49 US The Billboard Hot 100. 1989 "Kickstart My Heart" #29 US. Feelgood" #6 US.
1989 "Dr. 1988 "You're All I Need/Wild Side" #23 UK. 1987 "Girls, Girls, Girls" #12 US, #26 UK. 1985 "Home, Sweet Home" #35 US.
1985 "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" #16 US. 1984 "Looks That Kill" #54 US. 1984 "Too Young To Fall In Love" #90 US. Red, White and Crüe (2005).
New Tattoo (2000); #41 US. Live: Entertainment or Death (1999); Live 1998; #133 US. Supersonic and Demonic Relics (1999). Greatest Hits (1998); Best of 1980-1998; #20 US.
Generation Swine (1997); #4 US. Mötley Crüe (1994); #7 US, #17 UK. Decade of Decadence (1991, best of 1981-1991); #2 US, #20 UK. Feelgood (1989); #1 US, #4 UK.
Dr. Girls, Girls, Girls (1987); #2 US, #14 UK. Theatre of Pain (1985); #7 US, #36 UK. Shout at the Devil (1983); #17 US.
Too Fast for Love (1981); #77 US.