Mötley Crüe was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars, and vocalist Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe is one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide including more than 25 million in the U.S. The members of the band have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained. They have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in prison, suffered from alcoholism, suffered from long addictions to drugs, and had countless escapades with famous women. Following its hard rock and heavy metal origins, with the third album Theatre of Pain (1985) the band joined the first wave of glam metal. Their ninth and final studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. The band embarked on their final tour and their final show took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 31, 2015.
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