Photo Credit: Dustin Jack
Released by: Eagle Rock Ent
Release Date: Out Now!!!
Genre: Hard Rock
Mick Mars: Guitar
Nikki Sixx: Bass
Vince Neil: Vocals
Tommy Lee: Drums
2.) Girls, Girls, Girls
3.) Wild Side
4.) Primal Scream
5.) Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)
6.) Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7.) Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8.) Looks That Kill
9.) Mutherf***** Of The Year
10.) In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil
11.) Louder Than Hell
12.) Drum Solo*
13.) Guitar Solo*
14.) Saints Of Los Angeles
15.) Live Wire
16.) T.N.T (Terror ‘N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood
17.) Kickstart My Heart
18.) Home Sweet Home
Mötley Crüe bid their final farewell on the last day of the 2015 calendar year. This performance concluded their massive world tour labeled “The Final Tour”, in which they trekked to five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) and played 164 shows in total, including their final night, a sold-out show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, only a few minutes away from The Sunset Strip where it all started for them all the way back in 1981.
35 five years in the making, worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, a few of the band members surviving death at least twice, being labeled immortals, an array of badassery and unfortunate and reckless circumstances that have brought the law to their doorsteps, yet they still made it until…………The End.
What have you done the last 30 years that can measure up to the craziness, the extreme, the boastful and excessive amount of everything that has filled their surroundings? I’m not glorifying their bad behavior, because there was too much there that you wouldn’t want to show the younger generation as a measurement to be a good Rock and Roll role model, but dammit, these guys are survivors, and of that, there is no doubt. Like Nikki Sixx said ““We just didn’t give a f—. We did things our way, and we had a hell of a good time doing it.”
When The End finally came, it wasn’t the end many expected, with them giving in to their demons; it was going out on the road, kicking ass, living it up one final time, recapping their 35 defining years all into one mega huge show, full of Crüe pyrotechnics and maniacal fun.
If you recall, the Mötley Crüe: The End – Live In Los Angeles feature film was presented earlier this year in theaters worldwide. While I didn’t get a chance to check it out, this set list version is a great way to recap their career retrospect. After watching some of the videos on YouTube of their final performance, we expected a proper release on video and this DVD is recorded in high resolution which only adds more to their on-stage flare and their end-of-the-world array of pyrotechnics.
The setlist is typical of many of their dates on their victory tour, with classics such as ‘Girls, Girls, Girls ” and “Wild Side” kickstarting their set, while “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)” ignites the desire of the glam and lights of Sunset Strip in the 80’s, just like it never left. Cuts from their final album in 2008, “Saints of Los Angeles”, play true to form in “Mutherf***** Of The Year” and “Saints of Los Angeles”, with fitting performances, given the set and time of this momentous gig.
Last, but not least, “Home Sweet Home” plays in a more intimate surrounding, as the Crüe is brought onto a platform in the middle of Staples Center and performs a more toned down version of this timeless classic, ending the night with a sweet touch.
This evening is met with some difficulties, however, as Tommy Lee launches into his drum solo, aboard the custom made mechanical roller coaster, dubbed the Crüecifly, that has Lee drumming upside down, one of the craziest things you’ll ever see live. On this final night, the Crüecifly decided to retire early as it stopped midway through the solo and Tommy Lee is hanging upside down looking at the crowd, later to be rescued by the crew members.
Not many other things go wrong here. This is your typical Mötley Crüe mayhem, with vintage tracks and the same sleazy behavior and attitude that made the band famous so many years ago. Here we are in 2016, still talking about their legacy and how bland the rest of the Rock world will be after another rock icon has left the building, dead or alive.
Written By: Shadow Editor
Mötley Crüe: The End – Live In Los Angeles – presented earlier this year in theaters worldwide – captures performances of such mega-hits as “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Smokin’ in the Boys Room,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” Eagle Rock Entertainment brings the show home on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and Digital Formats on November 4, 2016 [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray+CD, $21.98 DVD+CD]