10 Things You Didn't Know About Motley Crue: Big Hair And Bad Judgment

By | September 15, 2022

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For the hair metal band Mötley Crüe, The Dirt was a fitting title for a collection of true stories and biographical film. The fact is, these guys were filthy -- unkempt, unclean, unpleasant, unrepentant -- and they liked it that way. As one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, Mötley Crüe sold millions of albums and toured across the world, but they also wreaked havoc everywhere they went. The band destroyed hotels, wrecked cars, broke up relationships -- these guys did everything but kill each other while they were at the top of the game. The band’s debauchery was so harrowing that in 2001 they released a memoir of sorts called The Dirt, and in 2019 a movie of the same name was released. It’s impossible to tell every myth and legend about this atom bomb of a band, but these are some behind the scenes stories that the band remembers. 

The Band Almost Burned Down Their Apartment In The Name Of Pest Control

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While living off the Sunset Strip, the guys in Motley Crüe weren’t exactly the cleanest band in Los Angeles. At the time all four of these monsters of rock were living together in one apartment, and because they all had sex, drugs, and rock and roll on their minds they definitely didn’t have any room for cleanliness.

According to the band, they had a major cockroach problem in their crash pad and rather than buy pesticide they resorted to more interesting means. If a roach was spotted they grabbed a can of hairspray and the nearest lighter to torch the nasty little bug. What a way to go.