When I started this blog about four years ago, I intended to, every so often, comment on the current state of Motley. That hasn't really happened but the band has kept touring & keeping their name in the public. Earlier this year they announced a Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come To An End. They even cobbled together a song with the same title that got played a couple times but was quickly ditched.
The gimmick this go around is the band signed a cease & desist contract at a press conference to never tour again! Promise guys?! Vince & Mick especially have not aged well but at least Mick is still a gnarly guitarist. Vince has become a fat wreck & his always unimpressive chops have deteriorated to a level shockingly poor at times. Tommy has taken to not signing autographs & generally saying nothing onstage BUT has kept up the tradition of the drum solo spectacle by doing a stunt I remember him mentioning way back in the day: called the 'Cruecifly', Tommy & drum set travel over the crowd on an elaborate roller coaster track!
It's surreal to me to see this new, current footage of the Motleys still doing huge tours & stage shows in their 50 & 60s, in the year 2014. Walking the halls of The Sleaze Patrol Files, seeing these young wild men in their teens & 20s, ruling in the 1980s & creating such a legend, even back then, decades ago . . . & they're STILL ALIVE?! The Final Tour is done for 2014 but the band promises to travel the globe in 2015 before calling it a touring day.