Has there ever been a more dangerous band than Motley Crue? Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, these glam rock trailblazers redefined what it meant to be a rock star in a way that's still unrivaled. Here is the untold truth of Motley Crue. You wouldn't expect members of one of the filthiest, wildest groups in the history of rock and roll to be particularly concerned with their public image… at least, not beyond making sure that all their makeup and teased hair were picture-perfect. But Motley Crue are reportedly highly protective of their legacy… and what a legacy it is. According to Blabbermouth, band members are extremely selective when it comes to merchandising, and they're unwilling to simply emblazon "Motley Crue" on every T-shirt, coffeecup, iron-on, and jacket that comes their way. If bassist and chief songwriter Nikki Sixx can be believed, the band doesn't want to cheapen their legacy by selling out. He says that he and his fellow bandmates don't want Motley Crue to become a group that, quote, "were cool once." Here's a perfect example: According to Sixx, the band thought that the central concept behind Rock of Ages was basically Mamma Mia! with electric guitars, so they wanted absolutely nothing to do with that project whatsoever - neither the Broadway production nor the 2012 movie. Judging by the reviews that film received, it's safe to say that was a wise decision. Watch the video for more of the truth about Motley Crue!
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Protective of their legacy | 0:15 That John Corabi guy | 1:24 Ozzy Osbourne: Who's the boss? | 2:29 Tour no more? | 3:46 Those strange side projects | 4:52 Drama with Lars Ulrich | 6:00 They avoid each other | 6:54 They're savvy businessmen | 7:43 Remember the female drummer? | 8:40 Debauchery at the Sunset Strip | 9:57