MÖTLEY CRÜE To Make ‘Big Announcement’ On ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’

MÖTLEY CRÜE will make a “big announcement” during an appearance on this Thursday’s (December 1) and Friday’s (December 2) editions of “Piers Morgan Tonight”, the nightly hourlong show that replaced “Larry King Live” on CNNin January. Tune in at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific to see it. Until then, the band is revealing some clues. The first one can be seen below. Check back tomorrow for the next one.

According to Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun, MÖTLEY CRÜE will become the first hard rock band to sign a short-term residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The CRÜE is rumored to be playing a nearly monthlong series of three-and four-night concerts a week at the off-Strip casino starting at the end of February.

MÖTLEY CRÜE wrapped one of summer’s biggest rock tours as headliners and honorees for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) live on Sunset Boulevard on August 20. The show, a combination of classic hit songs, massive pyro and fireworks displays, state-of-the-art sound and visual effects — including “The 360” drum coaster, with electronic music sensation deadmau5 joining Tommy Lee for a ride — rocked over 15,000 fans. It marked the largest crowd ever for the SSMF.

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s summer trek landed the group on the Billboard “Hot Tours” chart six times since the tour launch, marking it as one of the legendary rock group’s most successful tours to date. The 48-city trek tour — which kicked off on June 24 and wrapped in August — was one of the summer’s highest grossing, packing amphitheaters and arenas all summer long, drawing half a million fans.

Ten years ago, MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” — penned with collaborator extraordinaire Neil Strauss — set a new bar for rock ‘n’ roll memoirs. A runaway bestseller and genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster is still flying off shelves a decade after its initial publication.

The book takes readers along for the whole wild ride of MÖTLEY CRÜE — the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV‘s first “power ballad.” Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D’Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies include collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.

Now, in time for MÖTLEY‘s 30th anniversary — and a new tour! — comes a deluxe collector’s hardcover edition of the book, complete with a dazzling new effects-laden cover and all-new extra material from the band inside.

The deluxe collector’s hardcover edition of “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” was made available on December 6 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

It was reported in 2008 that MÖTLEY CRÜE was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make the “The Dirt” movie.

A deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but has since gone nowhere. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was “a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip…They are not the right partner.”