Published January 26, 2006
LOS ANGELES – It was girls, girls, girls Wednesday when Motley Crue, the bad boys of '80s heavy-metal music, received the 2,301st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"We're across the street from the Erotica Museum and Frederick's of Hollywood. This is a perfect place for us to be," bassist Nikki Sixx told an estimated 600 screaming fans.
Sixx joined drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars and singer Vince Neil at the ceremony in front of the Musician's Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.
Lee pretended to cry. "I think there's something in my eye," he said.
Motley Crue formed in Los Angeles in 1981, enduring a breakup, death and drugs to become one of the world's top touring groups, with 40 million albums sold.
Singles such as "Girls Girls Girls, "Smokin' in the Boys Room" and "Dr. Feelgood" about sex, booze and highjinks propelled the band to rock star status during the 1980s.
But tragedy followed, from singer Vince Neil's 1984 involvement in a car accident that killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley to bassist Sixx's near-death from a heroin overdose in 1987.
Guitarist Mars suffers from a degenerative rheumatoid disease in his back.
Lee, once married to actress Heather Locklear, also gained attention for his on-again, off-again marriage to actress Pamela Anderson and their infamous sex tape.
In 1999, Motley Crue disbanded only to re-emerge last year with their double platinum hits collection "Red, White & Crue" and circus-themed Carnival of Sins tour.