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Theatre of Pain

Motley Crue plan reunion tour for 2004. Yes, even Vince Neil and Tommy Lee will be on board, though they're still not on speaking terms, says Nikki Sixx

Mick Mars, Tommy Lee, ... | NO SKELETON CRUE Lee, Neil, Mars, and Sixx (circa 1986) plan to hit the road together next year
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NO SKELETON CRUE Lee, Neil, Mars, and Sixx (circa 1986) plan to hit the road together next year

Tommy Lee and Vince Neil aren't even on speaking terms, says their Motley Crue bandmate Nikki Sixx, but still, the '80s hair-metal quartet is planning a 2004 reunion tour. The concerts will mark the foursome's first project in three years, since their collaboration on the 2001 memoir ''The Dirt,'' whose film version will be released as the band hits the road, Sixx tells MTV News.

''Three years ago, we decided to take time off to recharge,'' the bassist says. ''We put the movie deal in place and planned on a tour when all the original band members were ready to work together again. Everything is pretty much right on time.''

Sixx said all four original members will return, including singer Neil, drummer Lee, and guitarist Mick Mars. Plus, he says, there may even be an album of new Crue cuts. ''We plan on recording new music as well,'' he says. ''I'd like to see us go heavier. When the four of us are together, something magical happens. That's something I've never felt before. All the drama and bullsh-- aside ... I love playing in Mötley Crüe.''

Meanwhile, Crue fans can content themselves with the newly-released 4-CD boxed set ''Music to Crash Your Car To, Vol. 1.'' (The band plans three more volumes, for a total of 12 discs.) ''Vol. 1,'' packaged in faux iguana skin, contains 70 tracks, including the entire contents of the band's first four albums and several demos and remixes.

Originally posted Nov 24, 2003
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