Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California 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. They are one of the leading groups in the glam metal genre.
The band members have often been noted for their hard-living lifestyles, and the persona they maintained. All members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in jail, suffered from alcoholism, long addictions to drugs such as cocaine and heroin, had countless escapades with women, and are heavily tattooed.
The group disbanded in 2015, playing their final show on New Year's Eve 2015.
On November 18, 2019, the band released a video on their youtube channel confirming their reunion.