Mötley Crüe was an American heavy/glam metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars. Before settling on Mötley Crüe, the band went through several names, such as Trouble, Christmas, Bad Blood and Suicidal Tendencies, the latter name should not be confused with the band of the same name from Venice, California.
Following its hard rock and heavy metal origins, with the third album Theatre of Pain (1985) the band joined the first wave of glam metal.
Their final studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. Their final show took place on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015.
Mötley Crüe have sold over 75 million albums.