Motley Crue Rocks with Poison and the New York Dolls - Page 4
They're an incredible team, just brutal in tandem. I was watching for cracks to appear in the walls. Seriously. They have to be hitting about an eight on the Richter scale. Thought they were, literally, going to bring the house down.
Nikki Sixx is Motley Crue's audience stalker. He is 100% aware of everything going on and everyone in the audience. When he starts talking to the audience it's not one of those canned "chats," he points to people in the audience, thanks veteran Crue fans and welcomes the young kids to the Crue family. Want a Nikki Sixx guitar pick? A sweat and make-up smudged towel? Want to be pointed out during his chats? Just keep rocking. Keep singing along. Nikki is watching. And he's fast to walk over and lay down some ass-spanking bass just for the rowdiest fans in the crowd.
Tommy Lee's latest drum kit, the 360 roller coaster, is just amazing. And, as always, Tommy Lee's solo is just incredible; an expletive filled, rocket-fueled powerhouse drum solo that is made all the more crazy as Tommy's entire set-up starts swinging back and forth, gathering momentum just like a "Flying Dutchman," ride until he's up and over... making full loops.
And just like the Flying Dutchman rides at carnivals there's a certain torturous suspense as Tommy gets to the top and just hangs there--upside down. The audience is holding their breath, waiting to see if this is it, will he actually go over? But no. He goes flying back down and up again, you hear him holler "Oh shit!!!" as he hits the top--and hangs there... until he finally goes all the way over! The audience goes crazy as he loops around over and over. After a few loops he hits the top and hangs there again, waiting... and comes back down looping the roller coaster in reverse.
But that's not the end--shouting that his set has two seats Tommy then pulls someone from the audience to ride with him. Definitely one of this year's greatest concert moments as they go looping around in tandem, Tommy screaming out a string of expletives as he pounds out a rocked up version of the Ohio Players' "Love Rollercoaster."
That is just one of Motley Crue's show highlights. Honestly, there's just so many things that made Motley Crue's show rise to the top of my "Must See" concerts for this year that I couldn't possibly list them all--and Motley Crue will definitely rank high on my end of the year "Best Concerts of 2011" retrospective.Continued on the next page