Concert Review: Vince Neil Brings His Crue to Oregon State Fair

What better way to make up for not seeing Guns N’ Roses at The Gorge than Vince Neil at the Oregon State Fair. Right? Indeed, the original plan for the weekend was to make the trek to The Gorge (about five hours) in Eastern Washington to see GnR but then my plans got upended when The Mrs. decided she wanted her parents in for the long weekend. And adding insult to injury, TicketMaster reduced the price of tickets for the show (I’ve never heard such a thing) making it a bit hard to recover the full money spent.  I did … Continue reading Concert Review: Vince Neil Brings His Crue to Oregon State Fair

Concert Review: Mötley Crüe Says a Final Goodbye to Portland

Some bands burn out, others fade away but Mötley Crüe is doing it their way. Just like they always have. It’s been nearly two years if you can believe it but the world’s most notorious rock band (Read The Dirt if you’re not easily offended) have hit the final stretch of their worldwide All Bad Things Must Come To An End farewell tour and made their final stop in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday at the Moda Center in Portland. To say they blew the lid off the place is an understatement. Fire – lots of it – … Continue reading Concert Review: Mötley Crüe Says a Final Goodbye to Portland

Concert Review: Motley Crue Bids Farewell to Portland on Final Tour

If this truly is Motley Crue’s Final Tour – then what a way to go out. Known as much, if not more, for their antics off stage than their music on stage, the Bad Boys from Hollywood played to a massive sell-out crowd on Saturday at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA just north of Portland, OR. Dubbed “The Final Tour” Motley Crue played a solid 20 song nearly two-hour set of hits mostly from the 1980s and nearly every album represented, at least the ones the original four, and therefore the classic lineup, all played on. Motley Crue … Continue reading Concert Review: Motley Crue Bids Farewell to Portland on Final Tour

Concert Review: Motley Crue and Kiss: Nothin’ But a Good time

Motley Crue could very well be the 8th wonder of the world. Four very broken individuals, who have battled drug and alcohol addictions, survived overdoses (in one case an actual near-death experience), and partied hard enough for several lifetimes are not only still alive but managing to carry-on and play their brand of hard rock music so-well defined in the 80s. I never saw an 80’s Crue concert therefore I cannot attest to whether or not singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars should be labeled as “you should have seen them back in the … Continue reading Concert Review: Motley Crue and Kiss: Nothin’ But a Good time