How Dirty Can Mötley Crüe Get?
Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne - Ron Galella / Getty Images
Sure, it’s public knowledge that the rock scene is crazy as it is. But does it get any crazier? Enter Mötley Crüe, where crazy is as natural as breathing. This glam metal band with glam hairdos were notorious for being the hardest party-goers in their younger years. The band sure stood up to their name, driving up a motley of insane antics that involved drugs, sex, and even death. Check out our list of the most outrageous shit the boys were up to!
5. Mötley Crüe Pest Control Services
The band’s apartment at Sunset strip had a major problem: a massive roach infestation. These guys would spend on coke but not pesticide, so they resorted to a makeshift solution. The band used hairsprays with lighters to produce a homemade flamethrower. The situation was so bad that they had to preheat their oven to 300 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes before using it, to kill the roaches inside. The LA County Department had to get the boys to clean up all the rubbish that had built up on the back patio of the apartment complex.
4. Throbbing burritos
Tommy Lee and Vince Neil were notorious for playing around women and groupies. These two tried to hide tracks of their recent encounters by rubbing their disco sticks on egg burritos.
“We were always fucking other chicks at the studio and backstage. We would take Tommy’s van to a restaurant called Noggles to buy these egg burritos and then rub them on our crotches to cover the smell of the girls we had just fucked… we never thought about going into the restroom and just washing our dicks”, Neil recounts.
3. A sticky situation
Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee bet on who could go on the longest no-shower streak and still bang a groupie. The wager ended when an unfortunate groupie threw up pasta on Sixx while giving head. The smell was just unbearable for the poor lass. This would later give inspiration to fellow band Guns N’ Roses album title, The Spaghetti Incident.
2. Fall down seven, get up for heroin
“Kickstart My Heart” was a celebration of Nikki Sixx’s near-death experience. In 1987, Sixx shot up so much dope that he OD-ed. While in an ambulance, he was declared dead for a good 2 minutes until a buck load of adrenaline shots jolted him back to the world of the living. After some time recuperating in the hospital, Sixx reportedly removed everything hooked to him, took off and hurried back home. Only to shoot up, again. Try and try until you die, they say.
1. Getting beat at your own game
What happens when you mix Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne in one picture? A story worth passing on for generations to come. On a tour in 1984 with Osbourne, the boys ran out of angel dust to snort. Sixx, either looking for a quick fix or already high as a kite, challenged Osbourne to snort a line of ants instead. The Prince of Darkness, in his sweet, summer dress, happily obliged. The lunacy didn’t end here, apparently. Sixx’s retelling describes in great detail just how low one can get. But then again, we’re talking about Ozzy Osbourne here.
“I handed him the straw, and he walked over to a crack in the sidewalk and bent over it,” Sixx recounts. “I saw a long column of ants. … And as I thought, ‘No, he wouldn’t,’ he did. He put the straw to his nose and, with his bare white ass peeking out from under the dress like a sliced honeydew, sent the entire line of ants tickling up his nose with a single, monstrous snort.”
“Then he hiked up the sundress, grabbed his dick and pissed on the pavement. Without even looking at his growing audience … he knelt down and, getting the dress soggy in the puddle, lapped it up. He didn’t just flick it with his tongue, he took a half-dozen long, lingering and thorough strokes, like a cat. Then he stood up and, eyes blazing and mouth wet with urine, looked straight at me. ‘Do that, Sixx!’”
Not wanting to get left behind, Sixx followed suit and pissed on the pavement as well. But before he could even finish, Osbourne got on all fours and licked the mess like his life depended on it. “You win”, Sixx conceded.