Piss bottles and cow eyes: Motley Crue remember 1984
Video: Motley Crue recall their first UK show, and the havoc that greeted their arrival
As Motley Crue's final tour continues, we spoke to Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars about the band's first UK date, the 1984 Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington Park. They told us about how they felt about arriving in the UK, how they devoured everything in their path, and how the audience responded.
"Nikki got hit in the mouth with a cup of piss," says Mick Mars. "And Tommy had this eyeball on his kick-drum."
"I think it was a cow's eye or a horse's eye," continues Tommy Lee. "After the show my drum tech was rolling our stuff off the stage, and brought back this eyeball that someone had thrown up. It got caught on the edge of the riser. I've seen some weird stuff come up on stage, from darts to knives. But a cow's eyeball? OK! You guys win!"
Final European Dates
Nov 2: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Nov 3: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 4: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 6: London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
Nov 8: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Nov 9: Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Nov 10: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Nov 12: Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Nov 13: Munich Zenith, Germany
Nov 14: Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
Nov 16: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Nov 18: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Nov 20: Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates