Theatre Of Pain
Summer 2011 Tour Dates
The outrageous US heavy-rock band was formed in 1980 by Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Vince Neil (vocals). Mick Mars (guitar) was later added to the line-up. Their first single, ‘Stick To Your Guns’/’Toast Of The Town,’ was issued in 1981 on their own Leathur label, followed by their self-produced debut, ‘Too Fast For Love.’ The band signed to Elektra Records in 1982, and the album, was remixed and reissued that August.
The following year they recorded a new set, “Shout At The Devil’, with producer Tom Werman. He stayed at the helm for the two albums, which broke them to a much wider audience in the USA, ‘Theatre Of Pain’ (which sold more than two million copies) and 1987’s ‘Girls Girls Girls’.
The band topped the
Vince Neil was sacked in 1992. His replacement for 1994’s self-titled album was John Corabi, although the band’s problems continued with a record label/management split and disastrous North America tour. Neil was working with the band again in autumn 1996, after Corabi was also sacked. Lee became the focus of much press attention as a result of his explosive marriage to actress Pamela Anderson, helping boost interest in ‘Generation Swine’. Lee eventually left the band in 1999 to concentrate on his new outfit, ‘Methods Of Mayhem’. Randy Castillo who debuted on the following year’s ‘New Tattoo’ replaced him.
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