Album review: Motley Crue, Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 12, 1987 By Steve Newton When I first heard Motley Crue back in 1981, I was quite impressed. The group's debut album, Too Fast for Love, had a rough-edged punk feel, and songs like "Live Wire", "Public Enemy #1", and "Piece of Your Action" made repeated rounds on the … Continue reading Album review: Motley Crue, Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)

Mötley Crüe’s debut album gets double duty on Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 18, 2003 By Steve Newton Eighties L.A. glam-rockers Mötley Crüe borrowed well from their ’70s New York counterparts, KISS. The Crüe took a bit of KISS’s makeup and leather outfits, and a lot of its penchant for on-stage theatrics. Both groups had a habit of recording horrible ballads … Continue reading Mötley Crüe’s debut album gets double duty on Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1

Album review: Motley Crue: Too Fast For Love (1982)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 9, 1982 By Steve Newton Talk about ugly. These guys make the New York Dolls look like the kids on Leave It To Beaver! Well, maybe they aren't that bad. Anyway, their music sure isn't ugly. It's beautiful, in fact. That is, if you're into energetic, hook-filled boogie. … Continue reading Album review: Motley Crue: Too Fast For Love (1982)

Album review: Bruce Dickinson, Tattooed Millionaire (1990)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 16, 1990 By Steve Newton Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson cut his teeth on ’70s bands like Bad Company and Mott the Hoople, and on his first solo album, the steel-throated vocalist gets a chance to loosen the thrashier chains of Maiden and indulge in some of the … Continue reading Album review: Bruce Dickinson, Tattooed Millionaire (1990)

That time Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil cursed me out and called Axl Rose a pussy, a wimp, and a poser

By Steve Newton Ha! Here's a good one. It's from an old interview I did with Vince Neil back in October of 1991 when Motley Crue was promoting its Decade of Decadence greatest hits album. This was around the time Neil was making headlines in the music press for his feud with Axl Rose of … Continue reading That time Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil cursed me out and called Axl Rose a pussy, a wimp, and a poser