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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mötley Crüe: Unforgivable

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 11:44 AM

It's forgivable to not be aware that Mötley Crüe is playing a show in the Portland area tonight. It's forgivable not knowing that it's at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, in Clark County, Washington, which seems too embarrassed to even mention the show on its website. It's forgivable to have no clue that the shamefully grotesque hair-metal band is actually still upright and functioning (barely) after a long, sordid history that's been detailed countless times elsewhere. It's forgivable to not give a shit that singer Vince Neil just had a court date postponed so that he could go on tour. It's forgivable to not know that the court date is because he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend by poking her in the chest with his finger during a Las Vegas show. It's forgivable to be doing your best to ignore bassist Nikki Sixx's efforts to become a multicultural polyglot in the wake of his Crüe fame, hosting a radio show and publishing a book of fine-art photography. It's forgivable to still find Tommy Lee a completely ludicrous individual, of which the least ridiculous thing about him is that his actual last name is Bass, despite the fact that he plays drums.

But I'll tell you what's NOT forgivable.

UNFORGIVABLE.

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