Smoking Guns said:
Yep, Slash and Duff.
Shame on you... Slash and ADLER
Smoking Guns said:
Yep, Slash and Duff.
Slash was on the couch.....
Yea I read the book when it came out too, and thought the movie was excellent. They did a really good job. Nostalgia trip for sure.11th and 12th grade just going nuts over the first couple of albums and even getting my hands on a cassette of a bootleg of the original recording on Leather records, that had an unreleased song on it (Stick to Your Guns). I'll never forget going nuts over that in the school parking lot and cranking it up! And of course getting to meet them was amazing. My friend's mom was best friends with Jeannie Thaler, and got tickets and backstage passes from her and met them at Madison Square Garden on the Theater of Pain tour, I was like 18 or so and that was incredible!! Loudness was opening and 4 glammed up little Japanese dudes asked us which way to the stage! Lol.... In retrospect, knowing of Mick's progressive bone disease, that he was definitely suffering from even back then, the rest of them were running around in the hall but he was sitting in the dressing room. I saw him in there and dumbass, excited 18 year old me waved at him and called him over, and he got up and came right out and was super kind and gracious, encouraged my guitar playing (because of course I had to tell him that I played...lol) and signed an autograph for me. Kind of crazy, realizing he had that and getting why he was sitting in there by himself all these years later. I also saw them at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan in like 84 with Ratt opening, amazing show, and saw them at Nassau Coliseum opening for Ozzy on the Bark At The Moon tour.
Tatosh Guitar said:
I watched it at last. I still am trying to figure out how i feel about it. I like it, but I also feel they went too Hollywood on it, if that makes sense. They cut a lot of the most extreme stuff obviously, but i also feel they made it look like they were closer than they actually were. The feud between Tommy and Vince wasn't shown at all, and I also know they had more than a couple arrests back in the day. The movie only shows Vince's car accident. I was also quite surprised to find out how much I actually know about this band, even if they are far from being one of my favorites. I remember an old quote form an 80's interview were Tommy and Nikki talk about the day they met Mick, and how he showed up with his Marshall stack. and of course, that was in the movie. I enjoyed those sort of things and I can forgive the total disregard of historical accuracy, i suppose. I can also say that i have a lot of respect for Mick. not only did he have to put on with those three fuck ups, but he had the hindsight to stick around and it totally paid of. Clever guy and probably the only one with some integrity.I am curious as to why they decided to show Tommy's marriage to Heather Locklear but totally ignore the one to Pamela Anderson. I think it would have made sense from a commercial standpoint. To the general public, the fact he was married to her is why he is known (I know that's the case for my wife, for example).I was also quite impressed with the casting on some of the characters. David Lee Roth, Ozzy and Locklear are totally spot on. Also, is it me or the guy who plays Vince could totally play Randy Rhoads? I found the resemblance quite striking.
He certainly looked more like Randy Rhoads. At first when I noticed who the actor was I thought it was a strange choice to play Vince....but the actor did a good enough job on selling you he was Vince Neil. I also noticed the feud between Vince and Tommy was not portrayed. The first meeting with Vince and the rest of the band after their civil court case was not a reminiscent one in a bar. That chapter in 'The Dirt' was written by Vince and he states that he and Tommy almost got into it. I suppose the bar scene towards the end of the movie sort of wraps it up nicer and moves film along. I think as far as the Pam Anderson thing goes...it wasn't that relevant to the story of Motley Crue. Crue hit their peek around '89 and the bulk of the movie does not go past that. Basically towards the end of the movie you have Vince quitting in '92...getting Corabi, and the band playing to handfuls of people in theaters and then getting Vince back. Personally the fact that Anderson is not mentioned didn't even phase me.