TRUE 2 CRUE ROCKED it at The Whisky last night.
Driving towards the venue, it was cool to pass The Seventh Vail, The Body Shop, and all the historic clubs where Motley Crue first got their start.
The line outside the venue was very long around showtime and the place was packed out when True2Crue took the stage.
As promised last week, the group delivered with their high-energy tribute to Crue and they weren’t lying when they said they’re be girls (girls, girls). And, as expected, it got crazy. They really brought back the 80s on this Monday night with the sleaze, booze and tattoos.
The fans in attendance were pumped for the show.
Katie Daryl was rocking out in the VIP area during Shout at the Devil. It was classic.
They did a ton of hits from the first 5 albums:
1981 Too Fast for Love
1983 Shout at the Devil
1985 Theatre of Pain
1987 Girls, Girls, Girls
1989 Dr. Feelgood
Kick Start My Heart
Shout At The Devil
Looks That Kill
Smoking In The Boys Room
Don’t Go Away Mad
Same Old Situation
Home Sweet Home
Girls, Girls, Girls
Too Young To Fall In Love
Louder Than Hell
Too Fast For Love
Piece Of Your Action
Kenny Metcalf, original keyboard player for Styper was on hand for the show in full Stryper gear.
He briefly explained how he left the band right when they got huge (they immediately/ unexpectedly went from playing a small venue to doing a big show at the Pacific Amphitheater)
because he didn’t want to go on a long tour with such a young daughter at home.
Here’s to being a good dad!
True2Crue drummer “Larry Lee” also happens to be “Alice” in Alice In Cooperland, who played in Season 2. It’s rather ironic that Motley Crue and Alice Cooper are about to go out on tour again.
Watch for the upcoming release of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands Vol. 3, which will feature 3 of their songs
Next Monday, AXS TV has a live tribute to Motley Crue on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands at The Whisky, where they say it all began.
HMH met up with three members of True2 Crue at the Whisky. Inspired by the music and attitude of Motley Crue, you can expect a true Motley Crue experience.
“No other tribute to Motley Crue more closely captures the live Motley Crue show and experience than TRUE 2 CRUE! From the look of the band, the sonic energy to the perfection of the music, nothing is overlooked…you will swear its 1985 all over again!”
You may know drummer for True2Crue “Larry Lee” as “Alice” in Alice In Cooperland, who played in Season 2. It’s rather ironic that Motley Crue and Alice Cooper are about to go out on tour again. In the interview, he also discusses the upcoming release of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands Vol. 3, which will feature three of their songs
The band said “You can expect a Motley Crue experience…. All the hits all the hair energy through the roof…. The band has a great chemistry and, given how incredible Larry was as Alice Cooper with an elaborate stage set, there should be some welcome surprises at the show. It will surely get crazy. Ozzy (guitarist… and potential stand-up comedian) also plays in a GNR tribute and Michael is involved in a “ton of projects”.
The longest standing member of the band, is Chris Sixx, who doesn’t appear in the video, but says his favorite Crue album is “Too fast for Love” and his favrotie Crue tunes are “Looks That Kill” and “Wildside”.
Taime Downe and Katie Daryl join 3 members of the band and take the place of Chris post-interview.
The band describes Crue’s music and their band:
“As for the music, these are the rock-and-roll party anthems that are etched in our memory banks… When these songs are performed live and with the spirit of the original, they take you back to an era when Motley Crue shook the earth!”
“The members feed off each other and the audience. Our audience becomes part of the band and they are rabid fans. It gets crazy you never know what is going to happen at a True2Crue show.“
“TRUE 2 CRUE is a true-to-life tribute to not only the most bad-ass party band that has ever hailed from the Hollywood Sunset Strip but to the spirit of an era!”
“TRUE 2 CRUE sets the stage for a night with Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick in a transformation that has been described as amazingly authentic.”
They’ve shared the stage with some of the heavier WGTB acts, including Damage Inc.,The Iron Maidens and Queen Nation and list Kenny Metcalf,The Fab 4 and–David Brighton as some of the less “metal” acts that they really admire. Guitar hero Phil X, who played on Tommy Lee’s solo record and also happens to be the current guitarist in Bon Jovi has jammed with them onstage and T2C said it was “a blast”.
Although already booked for a smaller show, which they honored and played, True2Crue was recently offered a show to 15,000 people, so being in millions of homes should make up for that…
Everything about being around them was funny, but one of the funniest things was when a certain band member said that at some shows at certain casinos are difficult since they’re not allowed to drink at the venue.
You can expect a true Motley Crue experience… all the hits all the hair energy through the roof.
They’ve had involvement with the actual members of the band. Vince’s son hung out with them and filled in for them at Cruefest the Whisky
They also met Tommy a few months ago and Larry used to work with Nikki on his merchandise and was in regular contact with him.
True2Crue promises to be a band that exemplifies 80’s hair metal girls and rock-n-roll. Here’s to that.