Vince Neil and Motley Crue shown performing Sunday night at Aaron’s Amphitheatre on the Glam-A-Geddon Tour. Mötley Crüe is an American hard rock/ glam metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The group was founded by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold more than 80 million album copies worldwide, including 25 million in the U.S.
Poison was formed in Mechanicsburg, PA in 1983, and consisted of lead vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett first joined forces to form a band called the Spectres in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and then teamed up with Matt Smith and Bobby Doll to form Paris. After playing mostly rock cover songs in Mechanicsburg-area bars they moved to Los Angeles on March 6, 1984, and changed the name of the band from Paris to Poison. The band auditioned for a replacement guitarist, eventually narrowing down the field to three candidates: Slash, who would later join Guns N’ Roses, Steve Silva from The Joe Perry Project, and New York-born guitarist C.C. DeVille, although Michaels and Dall did not intially get along with Deville, the band eventually agreed that DeVille’s “fire” made him the best choice. To date, Poison have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have sold 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one single, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 17-photo gallery. What did you think of the concert? Who stole the show? What were your favorite songs from the bands?