Motley Crue's Vince Neil Bids Tearful Farewell At Final Show
The concert ground to a temporary halt when drummer Tommy Lee's roller coaster stopped working, leaving him hanging in the air until roadies came to his rescue.
Crue signed a legal document before their final tour began, making it all-but impossible for them to reunite after the Staples Center concert. Neil said: "This is the last time you'll see the four of us. Back in 1981 you got four teenagers roaming the streets of Hollywood, eating, drinking, smoking, f***ing. And here we f***ing are, 34 years later."
He was overcome with emotion and had to pause while thanking the band's backstage team, then continued: "Most of all I want to thank you f***ers for coming out. Let's get to the f***ing music."
Lee's bolted-down drumkit set off on its usual journey into the air above the stage on the Cruecifly roller coaster, before it came to a halt partway through. He said: "I can't believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn't right when I took off." He had to climb off the construction before the kit was returned to its stage position. Read more and check out videos from the show here.
Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.