“World’s Most Notorious Museum” By Motley Crue Is Here
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Motley Crue is marking its 43rd anniversary with the launch of the Crueseum, an innovative virtual museum showcasing the band’s rich and diverse journey.
The Crueseum provides fans with a comprehensive exploration of Motley Crue’s extensive career. On the website, enthusiasts can discover rare memorabilia, behind-the-scenes photos, handwritten notes, flyers, poster art, ticket stubs, tour itineraries, VIP laminates, and more, some of which have never been shared with the public, as stated in the press release.
For the museum’s inaugural three collections, the band members have generously shared items from their personal archives. These collections are dedicated to pivotal moments in their history, such as the breakthrough 1983 album Shout at the Devil, their touring experiences, and their roots in Los Angeles. Motley Crue, in collaboration with Definitive Authentic, assures fans that they will continuously add more items to the museum, offering the opportunity to purchase memorabilia from the band members’ personal collections.
Leading up to the announcement on January 17, Motley Crue teased the Crueseum through cryptic images and videos on social media.
Embracing the Virtual Museum Trend
Motley Crue joins a growing trend of classic musicians embracing virtual platforms to celebrate their legacies. Notable acts like Neil Young, Metallica, Radiohead, the Grateful Dead, and Johnny Cash have created online archives to share their historical journey.
The Crueseum shares similarities with a project from one of Motley Crue’s recent tour companions, Def Leppard. In 2021, the British rockers introduced the Vault, an online museum presenting previously unseen and unheard material from their extensive career.