MÖTLEY CRÜE will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this coming January 25 in front of the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. The band were among a number of entertainers in motion pictures, television, radio, live theater, and recording that were selected in June 2005 to receive stars on the Walk of Fame by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held June 20, and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received the following letter from a CRÜE fan by the name of Liz Gannon who was instrumental in getting MÖTLEY CRÜE nominated for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
"My name is Liz Gannon from Texas, and I, along with my two daughters, Patricia and Michelle Gannon, are the ones who got this thing started/responsible for getting MÖTLEY CRÜE their well-deserved star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
"This whole wonderful thing started about three years ago and [we] wanted to keep everything quiet until MÖTLEY finally got it... for everything they have done for music and people, why didn't they have a star?? I then proceeded, with the help of my daughters, to work with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to follow their procedures to nominate MÖTLEY CRÜE for their well-deserved star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. A LOT of hard work went into this and had to follow a lot of the rules and [regulations] as well, including getting 10th Street Entertainment's [CRÜE's management company] blessing and agreement to have the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE be at the ceremony. I have been working with Mr. Varner at 10th Street and he has been so wonderful! He got me everything I needed... It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of hard work!
"My daughters and I worked so hard for about three years for this and we believed in the CRÜE so much!! So much hard work and dedication, it all paid off when I got the call in June of 2005 from Ana Holler at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that MÖTLEY CRÜE had been voted in for the 'Class of 2006'. We were so ecstatic!! Ana was so excited to tell me this news! I still get really emotional when I think about it.
"MÖTLEY so deserves this honor — I was so passionate about this, and Ana knew it!
"I received a letter in the mail from the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Mr. Johnny Grant, congratulating me on my nomination, MÖTLEY CRÜE, being chosen to receive a star on the Walk of Fame.
"The location for their star is perfect.... I am also getting my speech ready to make and hope that you are all excited about this like we are! :-)
"Well, the date has finally been set and now I (well, the person who makes the 'star' items) would like to ask/tell you about some official star' news/items that they are asking.
"The person who makes the replica plaques and who will be making the CRÜE's star . . .would like to see/spread the word if anyone/any CRÜE fans would like to purchase a unique and special replica MÖTLEY CRÜE star plaque, identical to the one MÖTLEY will be receiving, but a smaller version, of course... They are priced at $75.00 each and make a great memento of their special day. They would have to be ordered and then delivered after the ceremony."
MÖTLEY CRÜE will launch their Carnival of Sins 2006 tour with a New Year's Eve show on Saturday (December 31) in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The band have 30 North American shows booked between now and early April.
The group plans to hit the studio on May 1 to start working on a new studio album with producer Bob Rock.
MÖTLEY CRÜE played to nearly a million fans in 2005, grossing $33 million in 81 shows.