Motley Crue Threatens Legal Action Against Reelz Documentary

June 18, 2019

With Mötley Crüe's NETFLIX biopic The Dirt complete, one would think that the band would be satisfied with how they were able to tell their story of their beginnings and their wild ride to fame. But members of the band have spoken out against their episode of the Reelz docu-series "Breaking The Band."

Vocalist Vince Neil took to his Instagram blasting the episode, calling out the many inaccuracies that stemmed from their former manager, Doug Thaler. “Breaking the band, f**king memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can’t remember that he’s the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn’t break up because of me racing. It broke up because he was too much of a pussy who didn’t just say, ‘Hey guys, let’s take a week off and come back with cooler heads.’ He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management!"

Neil added, “What he didn’t say was, instead of me going racing I put out a top 10 single with ‘You’re Invited’ – oops he forgot! Then an album called ‘Exposed’ – oops, forgot again! No wonder he was fired shortly after.”

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Bassist Nikki Sixx echoed Vince's claims, saying that the documentary was never authorized by the band and that their lawyers have sent cease-and-desist orders to the Reelz channel. "I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising ( mostly incorrect ) and without any bodies persmission," said Sixx.