Mötley Crüe Is Legally Dead (But I’m Not)
Mötley Crüe made it official. On Monday, they announced at a press conference in Hollywood that they are calling it quits. This is their last tour ever.
“[T]he band members – drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, frontman Vince Neil, and bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx – arrived in a hearse and sat behind personalized “R.I.P.” tombstones as they spoke and answered questions.” The band also took the additional step of legally ending their band — they signed a “cessation of touring” agreement. The agreement goes into effect after this last tour.
Supposedly, the band and their attorneys worked really hard on the legal document:
We’ve been working on it for a month. We’ve had the idea for years. It just got more real. There are no loopholes and no grey areas. It’s an agreement between us. It feels really good to have people, when they’re interviewing us, going wow — this is no joke. I’ve talked to people over the years that have mentioned, oh yeah me and the guys have talked about maybe wrapping it up in a few years and they go, ‘yeah, for now.’
While I admire the steps the Crüe have taken to end their band, I don’t exactly get it. The four of them could just decide to rip up their agreement at any time and start touring again. It’s like four college girls agreeing to go on a diet together and putting it in writing. You know eventually one of them is going to bring ice cream back to the sorority house. And then after consuming the ice cream, they will collectively wipe their mouths with their binding agreement.
In any event, I expect to see the Crüe touring (or litigating over the right to tour) at some point in the next five years.
Oh, and I’m blogging again.