Mötley Crüe Is Being Sued For Attacking Their Opening Band With Urine
The Raskins were not here for their wild side.
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, ya know? Legendary rock band Mötley Crüe might be known for their onstage antics, but they might have taken things too far. Now, a rock duo named The Raskins who opened for them on their 2014 tour are suing the group for a wide range of abuses, including “severely humiliating and, in some instances, physically harmful treatment.”
According to CrimeFeed, The Raskins have put together 44 pages worth of allegations which detail their torture at the hands of the infamous musicians. Amongst the complaints are accusations about "bodily damage, equipment sabotage, [and] reneged promises regarding merchandise sales."
The Raskins paid $1 million dollars for the opportunity to perform with The Crüe at 55 of 66 stops on the tour, which doesn't exactly sound like how things are normally done, right? The duo was often playing to completely empty rooms, sometimes before the venues' doors even opened. They were also prevented from selling merch.
But perhaps the most unsettling detail from the story is that during one performance, The Raskins were doused with urine from water guns fired by Mötley Crüe roadies.
When The Raskins went to complain to management they were met with warnings instead of apologies. “I am going to make your lives hell [and] no one on the tour is going to help you," a rep from Tenth Street Entertainment allegedly told them. “If you get in anybody’s way on stage when they are setting up, they are going to run you over.”
The drama is yet to unfold in court but The Raskins will be touring with Tesla in February 2017.
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