Motley Crue and Machine Gun Kelly have a lot more in common than you think. Not only was MGK a focal point as Tommy Lee in ‘The Dirt’ film, but that’s kind of where his rock era started. After being defeated by Eminem in their rap beef, MGK went directly to rock music. Everything has seemingly come full circle as MGK was at a Motley Crue show last year where he sang with the band, but was he actually singing? Or is Mick Mars right about his lip syncing and miming accusations?
By now, I’m sure you, the reader, knows that everything in the world of entertainment is rather fake. From the fake relationships, to the drama, to the shows, it’s all just made up to get clicks an views. The same goes for live shows. Every artist out right now, or at least, almost every huge artist, uses backing vocals, lip syncing, or some form of auto-tune to make it all perfect.
Motley Crue aren’t new to this and neither is MGK.
At the 2022 show, MGK took the stage to a loud applause by the crowd, however, it seemed like, and was said by some, that he was not actually singing, and neither was Vince Neil. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
As reported by UG – By now, everyone had time to digest and voice their opinion on the recent lawsuit filed by iconic guitarist Mick Mars against his former band Mötley Crüe.
Mars has claimed in his suit that, after he announced his retirement from touring due to his degenerative disease Ankylosing Spondylitis, the band tried to remove his cut as a stakeholder in the group’s corporation and business holdings.
The guitarist added that he was asked to sign an agreement reducing his 25% stake to a 5% (later upped to 7.5%) stake in Mötley Crüe’s current 2023, going further down to 0 on any future live runs.
After Mars refused to sign the deal, the band took the dispute to arbitration “rather than a public lawsuit so that the public would not be aware of the deplorable manner in which they treated their ‘brother’ of 41 years.”
Now, Mötley Crüe’s longtime manager Allen Kovac has voiced his thoughts on the topic. In a new interview with Variety, Kovac said: “(Mick is trying) to gain leverage in a smear campaign on Mötley. He’s attacked the band, and he’s done it in a slanderous way, with false accusations and misrepresenting the facts to the fans. Mick is not the victim. The victims are Mötley Crüe and the brand, which Mick is so prideful of.”
What’s more is that the claims of lip syncing or fakery may not be totally farfetched as Kovac added: “Everything is live with Nikki’s [Sixx] bass playing and Tommy’s [Lee] drum playing. When they’ve used loops, they’re still playing. There are augmented vocals, which were (recorded) in the studio and are backgrounds behind the two ladies who are singing and (other background vocals by) John 5 and Nikki Sixx, and before that Mick and Nikki.”
Is it an issue that things are fake in the entertainment world? Personally, I don’t think so. Things are supposed to be perfect when you see someone live. Plus, by design, the human vocal chords can only take so much before they totally fail out, and you can’t have that on stage.
Are the Crue and MGK to blame? Nope. Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Justin Bieber, Chris Cornell, and whoever else you want to name that was an artist after the 1970’s used some form of vocal help either live or in the studio. It’s always been there.