MÖTLEY CRÜE have set "Red, White and Crüe" as the title of their upcoming greatest-hits collection, tentatively due in January/February 2005, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The set is expected to include at least one new song recorded recently with the band's original lineup of Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitar).
As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will hold a press conference on Monday, December 6 on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA to announce a reunion tour by the group's original lineup. The press conference will be followed by the band's appearance at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be broadcast live on Fox.
The group also recently put out a casting call for an actress to star in a new video for a song called "If I Die Tomorrow". Auditions were held on November 15 and 16 in Los Angeles. According to the online posting, the production was looking for "a brunette, female, Caucasian, light Hispanic or light mixed ethnicity (exotic), 18 to 24 years old, hot, great body, voluptuous. Must be able to act and must have curves."
Several music message boards are abuzz with reports that the band have been filming a video in Hollywood over the past few days. In addition, it is rumored that MÖTLEY CRÜE will play one or more warm-up gigs at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood prior to the launch of their reunion tour. Whisky's official web site contains no mention of the rumored date(s), but it is currently hosting a teaser ad for CRÜE's upcoming tour.
In addition to the greatest-hits CD, MÖTLEY CRÜE will be releasing their first-ever DVD featuring the band's four original members. Plans also exist for an "all-star" tribute album to MÖTLEY CRÜE, with a target release date of September 2005. Also in the works is a soundtrack to "The Dirt", the forthcoming Paramount film based on the best-selling autobiography of MÖTLEY CRÜE.
The U.S. leg of MÖTLEY CRÜE's upcoming reunion tour will take place in February/March 2005. A European tour will follow in the summer.