Out today (November 4) on DVD and Blu-ray is Motley Crue: The End, the film from the group's final concert last New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.
In addition to the performance the set also includes more backstage footage and interview material with the band and some of its crew members. The Crue had spent a year and a half on the road saying goodbye to fans around the world, and drummer Tommy Lee tells us that the final show brought a fitting closing to the group's career:
"It was really a cool way to do it. You can walk away from something like that proud, knowing that you didn't fuck your fans over by claiming to do some farewell tour and then showing up five years from now. That was honorable. I love that, and it was actually probably one of the most enjoyable tours that we had together as a band, knowing that there was an actual end in sight. Everybody was just cool. There was no drama, no typical band silly shit that happens. It just worked."
The Crue members have gone on to their own separate projects since the final show and vow there will not be a reunion at any point.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.