Disturbed is one of the ultimate powerhouses of nu-metal music. Recently, there has been much to say about the ongoing stadium tour between Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts. From injuries to teleprompters, it seems like there has been more than one incident on this particular tour that fans would like to remember.
However, Disturbed’s lead singer, David Draiman is praising Motley Crue and in particular frontman Vince Neil. He took to social media via Twitter to say the following: ” Proud of Vince Neil. Videos I’ve seen of the stadium tour have been great. Sounding good, looking healthy. Good for you brother. Keep knocking em dead Motley Crue”.”
Traci Gunns, lead singer of L.A. Guns is another one of Motley Crue’s contemporaries of the 1980s and early 1990’s hair metal and glam rock scene. With hits like ‘ It’s Over Now”, “Rip and Tear” and “Crystal Scene”. The group had spent 33 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at number 50 with their self-titled debut. That particular album would sell more than 500,000 units.
Recently, Gunns would discuss how if it wasn’t for Nikki Sixx and his vision there would be no L.A. Guns. Credit to AL.com for the following.
And so when I got to do Brides, I didn’t give a hit about Brides, I just really wanted to play Mötley Crüe music (laughs). I only wanted to play stuff off Shout At The Devil and Too Fast For Love, and that’s what we did. Nikki was like, ‘We’ve got to play some L.A. Guns’ and I’m like, ‘No!’ and we did, and it was so cool watching Nikki each night play the intro to ‘One More Reason’ because I got that from (Mötley Crüe song) ‘Take Me To The Top’.
There was a lot of that going back and forth between Nikki and me. He liked L.A. Guns and I liked Mötley Crüe. And as much as I have a f–ked-up relationship with Nikki, and I really don’t care at this point, I love that music. I love that image. If it wasn’t for him and his vision for that band, I wouldn’t have done L.A. Guns. I might not even be a successful musician if not for that band, and that’s the truth.”
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) July 17, 2022