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Motley Crue Announce Retirement
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They’ve been hinting at this for a while now, but today the bad boys of rock Motley Crue officially announced their retirement and final tour.

The news was released today during a press conference in Los Angeles, which is currently in progress. Before the band came out on stage, each of the four musicians — Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums), Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars) — were represented on stage by their own miniature tombstome, each reading “RIP” with their name.

The news so far is that there will be 72 shows in the United States and Canada and that will be the last and final tour ever for Motley Crue, and they will supposedly sign a “binding document.” General sale for tickets for the final tour is this Friday, with some tickets going on sale this Saturday. Some of the tickets will be priced at a mere $15 to make it affordable to more people.

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Listen To This French Electronic Black Metal Version Of Slayer’s ‘Seasons In The Abyss’
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Now that I’ve spent my entire afternoon listening to lullabied rock songs, it’s time to dedicate my evening to French Black/Industrial metal (obviously).

Apparently, there’s this band CNK (which currently stands for The Cosa Nostra Klub; it seems they like to change the name periodically), which is described as a “French martial industrial/electronic black metal,” who are fronted by former Anorexia Nervosa singer Nicolas St Morand (aka Mr Hreidmarr). They recently caught my attention because their third studio effort, Révisionnisme, is a covers album with songs like Motley Crue‘s “Too Fast For Love,” The Beastie Boys‘ “Sabotage,” and Slayer‘s “Seasons In The Abyss.” (See full track listing here below.)

You can listen to CNK’s covers of “Seasons In The Abyss” and “Too Fast For Love” here below.

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$3 MP3 Album Deal: Motley Crue ‘Shout At the Devil’
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This week, Motley Crue‘s Shout At the Devil is on sale in MP3 format for only $2.99. The CD is currently $8.16.

Released in 1983, Shout At the Devil is the band’s second album, and one of their most popular, containing hits like “Looks That Kill,” “Too Young To Fall In Love,” and the title track, as well as standout tunes like “Ten Seconds To Love” “Bastard,” “Red Hot,” and The Beatles cover “Helter Skelter.”

Here’s where I tell you that this is one of the greatest metal albums of all time and since I’m the Empress Of Metal, you should take my word for it that you should grab this album for a mere three bucks.

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as several albums on sale this week for only $2.99.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Sixx:A.M.’s ‘This is Gonna Hurt’
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As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deals for February 2012, Sixx:A.M‘s latest album This is Gonna Hurt is on sale for only $5.

If you’d like a physical copy of This is Gonna Hurt, the CD version is available for only $9.69.

Sixx:A.M. is the side project of Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx. The A and M in the band’s name are for DJ Ashba and James Michael, respectively. This is Gonna Hurt is their second studio album.

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Music Review: Motley Crue – Greatest Hits
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Motley Crue
Greatest Hits
U.S.: CD | MP3
UK: CD | MP3
Eleven Seven Music
Release date: December 5, 2011 (UK)

This year marked 30 years since the release of Motley Crue‘s debut album Too Fast For Love. After that record hit in 1981 the years have been packed with tragedy and infamy (with a sex tape or two thrown in) for the Crue. But in that time they, somehow, continued to make great music, most of which is compiled on this Motley Crue: Greatest Hits package.

The tracks are in chronological order beginning with the untamed “Too Fast For Love” to the more production heavy efforts of the fabulous “Dr. Feelgood” and “Home Sweet Home.” All of the most famous songs are on here and even the not-so-famous and more recent works like “Afraid,” “Saint Of Los Angeles,” “Sick Love Song,” and “If I Die Tomorrow.” Even those people with only a passing knowledge of Motley Crue would at least be familiar with a handful of tracks. Everybody knows “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” and “Shout At The Devil”!

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