January 17th 1981 Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee jammed for the first time with guitarist and singer Greg Leon.
If you watched “The Dirt”, you know Greg Leon left and Sixx and Lee picked up Mick Mars and Vince Neil.
Once that happened, Motley Crue was on it’s way.
That means Sunday January 17th 2021 marks the Crue’s 40th birthday.
The band is gearing up for a year of celebrations.
You can sign Motley Crue’s birthday card which you’ll find below.
Then on Sunday January 17th the band will announce some info on celebrations for the year ahead on their Facebook page.
The Crue is inviting fans to post about the band online and to add the hashtag #HappyBirthdayToCrüe.
According to Blabbermouth, Nikki Sixx commented “In ‘Kickstart My Heart’, the lyrics say, ‘When we started this band / All we needed, needed was a laugh / Years gone by, I’d say we’ve kicked some ass.’
“It’s always been about great songs and over-the-top live shows for us. The fans were always right by our side. I don’t know where all of the years went. It went by in a flash. What I can’t forget are the four decades of fans who have counted themselves as Crüeheads from day one, supporting us through thick and thin. To them we are in debt and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“Happy 40th birthday to us all.”