After releasing five MÖTLEY CRÜE books exclusively through CafePress in April, publisher Chronological Crue now launches a brand-new interview with an instrumental figure in the formation of the world's most notorious rock band.
John Crouch, dubbed "Stick" by the CRÜE members, opens up and tells how he dedicated a period of his life to ensure that his best friend in Mick Mars made it to number one. Acting as his chauffeur, bodyguard, roadie and more, Crouch engaged his brother-in-law Allan Coffman to manage the band, while he co-ordinated MÖTLEY CRÜE's first over-the-top stage productions.
Coffman passed away from a brain tumour in 1992, just weeks after the original MÖTLEY CRÜE lineup split for the first time upon Vince Neil's departure. Images of Coffman's gravesite in Grass Valley, California are published for the first time with this new interview at Chronological Crue.
Among a variety of tales, Crouch recounts the time he drove Mick Mars to jam with Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee for the very first time, and the chemistry that was clearly evident in Sixx's North Hollywood home that day. Among other stories of slamming Dirty Mother cocktails and getting more Styofoam heads for Vince Neil to cut up, Crouch also tells his horror at seeing the band's very first independent "Too Fast For Love" album covers on the day he picked them up from the printers.
As MÖTLEY CRÜE now prepares for a North American tour with AEROSMITH in September, fans can read stories behind the CRÜE's first-ever live performances in 1981. Stick's unselfish dedication to Mick Mars and the rest of the band played a key role in helping MÖTLEY quickly attract an early legion of fans. Those fans continue to remain loyal some twenty-five years on and MÖTLEY is still impressing audiences with their over-the-top stage theatrics.
Check out the interview at this location.
Chronological Crue is the publisher of the highly-acclaimed rock website at CrueTime.com that is used by TV networks, music industry journalists, critics and fans as an invaluable reference on the band. Written and produced by Paul Miles — the world's #1 MÖTLEY CRÜE historian and author of five MÖTLEY CRÜE paperback books — Chronological Crue is considered THE definitive source of facts on the world's most notorious rock band and its members Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars.