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Mötley Crüe storm the U.S. on the 'Shout at the Devil' tour

Onstage, backstage and on the town with Vince, Nikki, Tommy, Mick... and Ozzy!

Few albums in '80s metal are as iconic as Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. And the tour in support of the record, which kicked off with a star-making set at the US Festival in front of approximately 100,000 fans, and later saw the band barnstorm across the country as the support act on Ozzy Osbourne's Bark at the Moon outing, has become just as legendary. "It was one of the most dangerous tours I ever did," Ozzy once told this writer. According to then-Mötley manager Doc McGhee, however, it was all in a day's work. "These guys weren’t bad guys and they didn't do it to be rock stars," he told me. "They did it because that's what they did."

Nikki Sixx MSG 1984
Vince Neil MSG 1984
Motley Crue pose for a studio portrait during Ozzy Osbourne's Bark at the Moon Tour on March 6, 1984 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan
Motley Ozzy Detroit 1984
Nikki Sixx 1984
Motley Crue US Festival 1983
Tommy Lee US Festival
Motley Crue Limelight 1984
Motley Ozzy Limelight 1984
Nikki Vince Mick 1984
Motley Crue MSG 1984