Mötley Crüe Shares a New Music Video For “Kick Start My Heart”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mötley Crüe has shared a new music video for their classic track ‘Kick Start My Heart’! The band is gearing up for their massive summertime run of tour dates dubbed “The Stadium Tour” which will see the band play alongside co-headliners Def Leppard, with Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more!Continue reading

Def Leppard To Release “The Early Years 79-81” Boxed Set

In what is shaping up to be a huge year for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard, they are releasing a new boxed set. Def Leppard The Early Years 79-81 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic On Through The Night album, with tons of remastered vinyl, CDs, a gang of unreleased material from their early years, live concerts, and hopefully shine a spotlight on guitarist Steve Clark who was one of the driving forces of the early days of the band. The set features more highlights like the never before released Nick Tauber produced version of ‘Rock Brigade’ among others. Releasing on March 20thThe Early Years 79-81’Boxset, the definitive collection of the band’s early music coming from UMC/Virgin. The band’s first two albums, On Through The Night (1980) and High ‘N’ Dry (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long-serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh. This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first-ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally. Def Leppard will co-headline with Motley Crue on the stadium tour in North America 2020, with Poison and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts this summer. Listen to ‘Rock Brigade’ right now! Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily!Continue reading

Ticketmaster and Live Nation Feel That Concert Tickets Are Too Cheap!

If you are like us at Ghost Cult, you go to a lot of concerts every year. We actually pay for many shows we cover, and the fees on top of the tickets, especially for major festivals, event-type shows and tours are astronomically over-priced. And the company that owns the most venues and puts on the most tours in the entire world thinks we are getting away cheap! According to a new report by Marketwatch, Ticketmaster and their parent Live Nation feel they have been charging fans too little and there is a “great opportunity” to earn more money by charging more for tickets in 2020 and beyond. According to the report, the average ticket price for the largest worldwide tours has increased by more than 20% in the past five years and is approaching $100 per ticket. This timeline coincides with the biggest bands and tours in the world, including major tours the last few years Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, Metallica’s “Worldwired World Tour”, Slipknot’s “Slipknot Roadshow”, The Eagles, The Who, Elton John’s farewell tour, KISS’ “End of the Road” tour, Slayer’s “The Final Campaign Tour” on their way to retirement, Tool’s new tour, and next year’s big-ticket tours from My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. This is not counting the secondary and resale market, which includes Ticket master’s murky relationship with resellers and bots (see Metallica’s S&M2 ticket debacle last summer), StubHub and other companies that gouge fans for profits. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison Adds Six More Shows to ‘The Stadium Tour’

Due to popular demand, the Stadium Tour of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison along with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has added six new dates to th now-28-date North American tour. The tour kicks off June 23 at Kansas City, Missouri’s Kauffman Stadium and will wind down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. The new dates are on sale now and listed below. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe Shares “Looks That Kill” Video Inspired by “The Dirt”, Reunion Tour Tickets on Sale Now!

Mötley Crüe has shared a new 2019 music video for ‘Looks That Kill’, with footage from the smash movie The Dirt, which released on Netflix earlier in 2019. The songs comes from their all-time glam rock classic Shout At The Devil! Watch it now! Crüe will team up with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a 22-date North American stadium tour next summer. “The Stadium Tour” kicks off July 7 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and winds down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale on December 13 at 10:00 a.m local time.Continue reading

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Tour Officially Announced

In the announcement we were all waiting for, the reunited Mötley Crüe will team with Def Leppard and Poison to tour stadiums next summer, with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts opening, after the story that leaked earlier. Crüe shared a video announcing the tour and Live Nation shared the news officially, as the sponsor and promoter of the tour. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10am at https://www.LiveNation.com, check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 12pm local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit the link below. Continue reading

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison Tour Set for Stadiums in Summer 2020

 

This might just break the internet! According to a published report by Rolling Stone Magazine, sources have confirmed to them that the rumored Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison tour will, in fact, happen in stadiums in North America in 2020. To recap, the big surprise here is Crüe who signed a cessation of touring contract in 2014 and claimed their 2015 farewell tour ender was the last time they would ever play. The bands’ 2019 hit film on NetflixThe Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. We’ll keep updating this story as news develops and hopefully tour dates are released. Continue reading

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison Tour Rumors Persist, Crüe Shares Fan Petition

In the rumor mill department, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison are speculated to be teaming up for a massive tour in 2020. Def Leppard has been touring without a break for years and Poison’s Brett Michaels has admitted the band are trying to return to touring, but Crüe is interesting since they are technically retired since 2016 and signed a “cessation of touring” contract in 2014 saying they would not reunite after their sold-out farewell tour. The bands’ 2019 hit film on NetflixThe Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. Now the band has used their house Twitter account to share a since-deleted link to a Change.org petition started by “Motley Mann”, and included the following brief message: “This is interesting…”. Again, these are just rumors and have not been confirmed by any party of any band.

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Watch Ozzy Osborne Perform Classic Songs at The Us Festival in 1983

Ozzy Osbourne has shared pro-shot footage of his now legendary performance at the 1983 US Festival.Taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, at What is now Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernadino, California and put on by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and concert promoter legend Bill Graham, the “Heavy Metal Day” of the fest included Ozzy, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, and Triumph! One of the most bootlegged tapes of the 1980s, Ozzy’s band feature Jake E. Lee on guitar. The Prince of Darkness just released a new single, rebooked his postponed tour dates and is releasing a retrospective boxed set soon. Watch him and his band rip through classics such as ‘Iron Man’, ‘Crazy Train’, ‘Suicide Solution’, and more in the videos below! Continue reading