MOTLEY CRUE, USANA AMPHITHEATRE, WEST VALLEY CITY, Friday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., $30-$100
Is this really the end? That's the question Motley Crue fans have to ask as they consider buying tickets to what is being billed as the L.A. glam pioneers' final tour. The band members even held a press conference earlier this year to sign supposedly binding contracts that they will never go on tour together again--an effort to juice ticket sales from fans who have been able to see Motley Crue nearly every summer of the past decade. Who knows what the fine print in those contracts says, but regardless of whether or not this really is the end of the line for Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil performing together, you can count on the fact the live show will be full of over-the-top theatrics and a cavalcade of hard-rock hits like "Shout at the Devil," "Wild Side" and "Dr. Feelgood." Add opener Alice Cooper to the evening's proceedings, and you have the makings of a fine Friday night.