Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Motley Crue Interview 1987

In 1987, Mötley Crüe was a Heavy Metal band on the climb. They had their big hit "Girls Girls Girls", which became a legendary MTV video. Mötley Crüe was filling arenas as they performed wild concerts on tour for their fans. I found two interesting short videos on You Tube from 1987. The first video is with Nikki Sixx discussing Mötley Crüe's music, the generation of fans at the time, and the direction of the band. Nikki Sixx had a good perspective of the Glam Rock music scene which was starting to peak. While the Nikki Sixx interview was more of a serious tone, the second video is an interview about the partying and fun the band, the road crew, and fans were experiencing. Check out the clothes, the hair and the Heavy Metal music in the videos below. - Kenny Leibow

The two video interviews are from Good Rockin' Tonite a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from the early 1980s to 1993. The program, similar to the American Friday Night Videos, played popular music videos. It was produced at CBUT Vancouver and aired on Friday nights at midnight. The program also featured interviews with musicians, viewer contests and a countdown of the week's most popular singles and albums. The program's original host was Terry David Mulligan, who left to join MuchMusic in 1985. He was replaced by Stu Jeffries.

In my post on Mötley Crüe in June 2009, "Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood", I discussed the history and success of the band. I included some infamous music videos, which I invite you to go back and check out on this blog or click here: Mötley Crüe. ** There is another great interview with Motely Crue back in 1987 by Rolling Stone Magazine, where Mötley Crüe was on the cover "HEAVY METAL, It's Loud, It's Ugly, It Won't Go Away, On the Road with MOTLEY CRUE". Visit Rolling Stone to read the article.

Update September 2, 2012: Canadian Interview of Motley Crue pulled down from YouTube. Below are 2 very cool interviews I have replaced it with from back in 1986-1987. ~Kenny Leibow

Mötley Crüe Nikki Six and Tommy Lee Promoting Girls Girls Girls New Album

Mötley Crüe Interview and Fans Interviewed 1986

Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls