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Motley Crue at the Palladium 11-14-08

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About three-quarters of the way through Motley Crue’s set at the Palladium, Nikki Sixx paused for a moment to address the crowd.

“Hollywood! It's crazy just thinking about all the crazy shit that went down right here! We started a band here… signed our first record contract here… got real fucked up here… we crashed some fucking cars here…”

Now, forgive me if the first part of that sentence isn't 100% accurate, I wasn’t taking notes at that point, but those last six words are a direct quote, and hearing them caused me to spew an extremely expensive mouthful of vodka and cranberry onto the poor soul in front of me. Luckily the dude was wearing leather pants and didn’t notice. But I seemed to be the only one there who found this at all bizarre. Everybody else just raised their drinks and devil horns and said “Woo!” Rock and roll, baby!

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Yeah it’s true, you guys did crash some cars here, and Razzle, the drummer from Hanoi Rocks, is dead as a result. You really couldn’t come up with a better “How ya doin’ LA” line than that?