By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Mötley Crüe is the epitome of what a rock band is. They’re known as the bad boys of heavy metal and have been playing together for 33 years and selling millions of albums across the globe. But in 2015 that will all come to an end. The band announced that they will be dissolving after their Final Tour, which begins Summer 2014, and wraps up in 2015. To make things official, they all signed a contract that would permanently dissolve the band once the tour concludes. So as you can imagine it was imperative for me to see these guys rock out one last time before they are no more.
What I didn’t realize was that this Jimmy Kimmel Live concert was going to be their last TV show appearance. So not only would I be seeing an iconic band play, but I would also be witnessing an epic moment in rock and roll history or so I like to tell myself.
Tommy Lee was the first to take the stage and of course he had a ton of fans scream their pants off for him. He took his place behind the drum kit and Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars followed soon after taking their respective places.
They played a solid 5-song set including: “Kickstart My Heart”, “Primal Scream”, “Wild Side”, “Shout At The Devil”, and “Live Wire”. If only they had played their infamous hits, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood”, it would have made my night. I know, I know, I can’t complain whatsoever. I’m just greedy and want it all. They naturally want to save some of the classics for the Final Tour, so they only gave us a teaser.
Still, the show was incredible and it all seemed so effortless for them. Each of them continue to put on an electrifying show, no matter how old they are. It amazes me that after all these years they still sound the same. Insane. But alas, all bad things must come to an end. You will kick yourself later if you don’t check out one of their last shows. After that, they’ll be retired into music history forever with the best of them.