BILLINGS – Before Motley Crue even hit the stage Sunday night, the sold-out crowd at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena saw a strangulation and a guillotine chop off Alice Cooper’s head after he was subdued by a demon nurse.
Cooper whipped stage props from his rock theater as he ran around stage wearing his trademark straightjacket and python. The crowd of leather-clad bikers, women in short dresses and high heels and the die-hard fans were left screaming for Motley Crue’s last performance in Billings.
Jason Hurning drove his RV to Billings from Livingston to catch Motley Crue one last time. He bought a VIP ticket and was one of the first fans to enter the building.
“Last time I saw them in Bozeman, and it was the show Tommy Lee got burned by the pyrotechnics. I was shell-shocked for two days and couldn’t go to work because of the noise,” he said.
Hurning said he expected this show to be just as loud and thrilling. He packed several sets of earplugs and gave them away to fans he met. He went to the show solo because he couldn’t convince his friends to go with him.
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Alice Cooper‘s “School’s Out” takes on Journey‘s “Stone in Love” in the second round of our Greatest Summer Song battle. Who gets your vote?
Ultimate Classic Rock began this competition with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs. The field is already down to 16, and will be cut in half again and again each of the next four weeks by your votes, until we arrive at the greatest summer song of all time.
Cooper’s celebratory ode to the greatest day of each and every school year advanced to this round by laying a severe playground beating on Y&T’s “Summertime Girls” in its first battle. Similarly, Journey’s “Stone in Love (Those Summer Nights)” arrived in the “Sweet 16″ by easily defeating Janis Joplin‘s “Summertime.”
You can vote once per hour in each of the eight second-round battles until voting closes on Aug. 3 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for the Greatest Summer Song of all time will be revealed on Aug. 25, 2015
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When it comes to putting on great live shows, there are very few acts that rival the concert legacy amassed by the two bands in this Devil Horn Region second round matchup.
Aussie rock legends AC/DC are known for rocking crowds with their blistering guitar licks, Brian Johnson’s instantly recognizable voice and a killer set list with songs that fans know and sing along to by heart. And when it comes to playing to a crowd, there are few better than Johnson and guitarist Angus Young. After besting Motorhead in Round 1, AC/DC advance to face their next opponent.
And let’s just say that Alice Cooper will be no pushover. The original shock rocker has been known for his awesome theatrical performances that have included such stage props as a guillotine, electric chairs and lots of fake blood. But behind the visual aspect, there’s a career catalog of songs that has resulted in Cooper’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. And after a first round victory over Rob Zombie, Cooper advances to face AC/DC.
So who will it be? Will you vote for the thunderstruck rockers from down under AC/DC or the super duper Alice Cooper. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 21 at 10AM ET.
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Shock rockers of the world unite! Here’s a battle specifically for you, as Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper pair up in this Devil Horn region first round matchup in the battle to find the greatest live act in hard rock and metal.
As fans who have seen Rob Zombie know, he puts on a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. From the stage props to the backdrops to the look of each member onstage, there is something for everyone to take in. But while the visual side is cool, Zombie also has a killer live band with the guitar great John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish rounding out his live show.
Alice Cooper, meanwhile, was doing theatrical stage shows back when Zombie was just a young lad. Known for incorporating guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors and sword duels into his performances, Cooper has long been a must-see live performer. But aside from the theatrics, Cooper has smartly kept himself surrounded by stellar players.
So will you vote for Rob Zombie or does Alice Cooper earn your nod for the better live act? Let us know by voting in the poll below. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, July 14 at 10AM ET.
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