Michael Monroe Isn’t a Fan of Motley Crue
Motley Crue’s new Netflix biopic The Dirt, which is based on the 2001 biography had a mixed reaction from critics and fans alike. Former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe hasn’t seen the movie, and claims he has “no interest” in doing so.
“Nah. I never read the book. I’m not interested in that band. Why bother? To me, it’s nothing,” Monroe told The Metal Gods Meltdown after being asked about the picture.
Crue frontman Vince Neil got into a car accident on a December night in 1984, and Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle was his passenger, who died in the incident. Neil was sentenced to 30 days in prison, but was released after 18 days and ordered to go to rehab. The accident is depicted in the film.
You would think the accident is one of the reasons why Monroe has no interest in the movie, but he claims he was never a fan of Motley Crue saying:
“I’m just not interested. It’s not my kind of thing. I was never into that band before or after the accident. It was a tragic thing that happened, but I doubt that it’s truthful to what really went down,” he says. “People are telling me, ‘Oh, yeah, Razzle is in the movie.’ ‘Oh, yeah? Did they also mention the two teenagers who got paralyzed from the neck down?'”
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Will Lead New “Wedding Band”
Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett will lead a group of musicians under the banner “The Wedding Band” in covering classic rock songs at a special event in Canada next month.
The band will include Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane plus former Queens of the Stone Age and Danzig drummer Joey Castillo, the Wedding Band are scheduled to perform tunes by Black Sabbath, AC/DC and more during a single show at Ontario’s Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, the Canadian musical instrument retailer organizing the event.
Set for Friday, July 26, at 8PM, during a brief break in Metallica’s 2019 “WorldWired Tour,” the Wedding Band performance is due to follow a Kirk Hammett meet and greet for VIP ticket holders that starts two hours before the show.
“The Wedding Band is not just your typical cover band. Actually maybe they are…” Cosmo Music’s webpage for the event depicts. “But the band members are certainly not typical. We’re extremely excited to welcome Kirk Hammett joined by his good friends Rob Trujillo, Whitfield Crane, and Joey Castillo for a special event. This unlikely bunch is coming to play all your favorite classic covers from bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol and more. This is going to be an event you’ll never forget — don’t miss out!”
Tickets — which go for $300 plus tax — go on sale June 27 at 12PM ET/9AM PT. There is a limit of 2 tickets per people, only 100 tickets will be released in total for the special event. The ticket price includes the Kirk Hammett meet and greet, a signed poster and a limited edition Kirk Hammett Monster Mash Up Funko Pop! figure.