Motley Crue Member Drops Steven Tyler Bombshell


Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx complimented Steven Tyler on Twitter after Aerosmith canceled shows due to his health problems.

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen recently spoke about the experience he had while touring with Motley Crue as part of this past summer’s “The Stadium Tour”, nearly seven years after the Vince Neil-fronted outfit played what at the time was being billed as the group’s last-ever show.

Rick Allen outlines his experience

In a new interview with Rodrigo Altaf of Sonic Perspectives, Rick said:

“It’s great touring with those guys,” Rick said. “We thought they were done. Then we asked them to come out with us, and it didn’t take much persuasion to get them to get back out on the road. Now it’s fantastic, because now we’re seeing the friendship between Nikki [Sixx, bass] and Tommy [Lee, drums] is back where it was. For many years they just really didn’t like each other, and I think for them to see things in hindsight and realize all the good that they’ve done, they realize that their legacy was intact. So it’s great to be touring with those guys.”

According to Billboard, “The Stadium Tour”, which took place between June and September, sold 1.3 million tickets and generated $173.5 million, making it the biggest tour of either band’s career. The biggest market on the tour, which featured support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, was Boston, where the four acts performed two concerts at Fenway Park on August 5-6 and sold 64,000 tickets for total earnings of $9.3 million.

Four individual shows broke the $6 million threshold: Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Glendale, Arizona; and Inglewood, California. Average nightly earnings hit $4.96 million.

“The Stadium Tour” averaged 37,520 tickets each night, drawing more than three times the audience that each band previously reached on their own.