MÖTLEY CRÜE Performs At 2023 NFL Draft Concert Series (Video)

Motley Crue 2023 Draft
UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: Photo of PANTERA (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)

Last night, MÖTLEY CRÜE performed a free concert at the conclusion of the second day of the NFL Draft held at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. The band began their 40-minute set with a public service announcement advising everyone about the alleged MÖTLEY CRÜE cult taking over Kansas City, followed by six songs.

Professionally filmed video of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s entire performance can be seen at NFL‘s official page here, while some of the fan-filmed footage is available below.

Nikki Sixx has revealed that Vince Neil will start recording vocals on new MÖTLEY CRÜE songs after band’s performance on NFL draft.

On Wednesday, April 19, the NFL revealed that FALL OUT BOY is set to perform alongside MÖTLEY CRÜE and bass powerhouse THUNDERCAT in the upcoming NFL Draft Concert Series. This string of concerts is scheduled to occur during the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, spanning from April 27 to April 29.

We gonna get @thevinceneil vocals on the new songs after we play the @NFL draft,” Nikki wrote in a tweet on April 23rd. “As soon as he’s done we’re heading to Europe to start the tour. Bob Rock will mixing.”

Earlier this week, Sixx took to social media to share a photo of him apparently working on new lyrics, and he included the following message: “I’m sure you all know how important lyrics are to me. Studio is a highly creative space and with us recording I thought I’d try to get a creative head start on some of these for Vince [Neil, vocals]. I got one done and gonna try to wrap up the next one and show it to the guys. 

Bob Rock is pushing us hard and bringing out the best in us. Tommy [Lee, drums] is playing his ass off. Jesus these drums sound huge. Probably lay down my final bass tracks in the next few days. John [5, guitar] is so fast I’m sure he will get all the songs done in just a few days. But then again Bob Rock loves those huge walls of guitars so it could take a moment. Gonna take a break from recording to fly to Kansas to rehearse and then play the @nfl draft show and then back to finish it all off. When will it come. Not sure. We haven’t thought that far down the line. Just letting the music guide us.”

Nikki added later on Twitter regarding the new songs: “Heaviest stuff we’ve done in years.”

CRÜE guitarist John 5 also shared a photo of him laying down tracks in a recording studio. He also posted a picture of Rock in front of a mixing board. The accompanying caption read: “Let’s do this @motleycrue #bobrock”.

As previously reported, Mick Mars has retired from touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE due to worsening health issues, and has been replaced with John 5.

Earlier this month, Mars filed a lawsuit against MÖTLEY CRÜE, claiming that his fellow band members are attempting to remove him from the band and diminish his ownership shares due to his incapacitating ailment.

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