Join host Jacqueline Jax for a Behind The Music episode with co-host Alan Vine from The liveD. This episode talks about Motley Crew, one of their top 5 rock bands of all time and Alan’s personal experiences on tour. This show offers a great insight into the rock band lifestyle of the past and present.
The combination of larger than life personalities with the theatrics of Kiss and the power hooks of Cheap Trick made this L.A Band a leader and legend of rock right from the start in 1981. But it was the volatile nature of it’s members that challenged the stability of this band. Despite the efforts of creator and bassist Nikki Sixx, Singer Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee drifted in and out of the band from the 90′s onward but the massive media exposure fueled from their monster hits kept Crew fans thirsty for more music. In 2004 the four original band members announced a reunion tour for the following year which was to coincide with the release of their greatest hits album, (listen below) Red, White & Crew which went platinum within six months of it’s release. Then followed by a celebrated concert album, Carnival of Sins Live in 2006. After that a record of new material, Saints of Los Angeles arrived on the shelves in 2008. This massive build of new and old music fueled a summer Crue fest tour that netted over $40 million in it’s first year and continued in 2012 and 2013 finalizing in 2014 with a farewell tour with Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band had a tremendous journey spanning decades and continues to be one of the best and most noted rock bands of all time.
Jacqueline Jax – Host of A.V.A Live Radio
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Co-host Alan Vine:
Formed in the earliest days of 2011 out of Hollywood Florida, powergroup the liveD has quickly begun creating quite a buzz along the east coast. With an upcoming, much anticipated video and full length EP, the word of Alan Vine will be distributed quickly and effectively.
With lead wreckingball heavy, beartrap catchy, and a uncontrollable foot-stomping sound- the liveD puts on a live show to be remembered.
Assembling musicians from a broad tonal spectrum has contributed to quickly forming a unique, distinct sound; yet a strangely familiar, brutally honest feel.
Alan Vine is the man responsible for the creative side of the spectrum. With a powerful chordal stomp on the piano and comical, straightforward, crowd endearing lyrics; Mr. Vine breaks out of the overly beaten mold that has become too familiar in these times.
Drummer Todd Vine Is the animal-esque tyrant behind the drumkit. Combined with the chest punching, grizzly-pulse of bassist Todd Weiss, the rhythm section (THE TODD”S) of the group harnesses the rumble of a thousand rabid, stampeding bulls.
Guitarist Jim Supersonic Potts summons a raunchy, muddy, delta blues tone reminiscent of the late R.L. Burnside crossed with the recent Dan Auerbach, yet utilizing the melodic sound and speed of a post bluegrass flatpicker.
To pigeonhole this group in to one category, or to name half a dozen influences would not only do injustice, but would be musically misleading at best.
As a listener, whether you seek the clever dialogue, distinct melodies, and old timey sound of folks such as Johnny Cash, or Merle Haggard- or perhaps seek the thunderous, chest thumping bottom end of even the heaviest groups today- It is guaranteed that you will find something in between to suit your preference.
The liveD plays mostly original tunes, but do make a few well selected exceptions.
No matter what your taste, the vaudevillian performance by the liveD will be something you will not be forgetting anytime soon.
Tell them the liveD made you do it.