I just read on Wikipedia that Mötley Crüe started in 1981, which is confusing to me, because I swear I saw them play when I moved to LA in 1980! I know they weren’t signed yet, when we saw them, because they were still playing The Whisky and The Troubador.
Back in 80/81 – the band was a little frightening to look at, with their stage makeup on, so I was totally surprised the first time I saw a photo of Nikki Sixx, without makeup on, and I realized that he was a really great looking guy!
Nikki is one of the few musicians I know, who has carried a great look through to present day which is evidenced by the photo on the right.
In addition to being a musician, Nikki also started a clothing line called Royal Underground. I found the most awesome Red leather jacket, from his clothing line, that will be available for sale in my next blog post.
In the meantime, listen to one of my favorite Mötley Crüe songs, that was written by Nikki:
Girls, Girls, Girls
A funny story about Mötley Crüe: Before Kevin and I got married, and he was still playing with Julliet, the girlfriends of the band members, had planned to go see Mötley Crüe when they played Lakeland. Once the guys heard about these plans, we were “not allowed” to go to that show together! I find that so amusing to this day! So, I didn’t see Mötley Crüe that year, but I did see them again when they opened for Aerosmith in 2006.
Update 10/24/2011: Look at what I found! I knew I had it somewhere! So it was 1981…..