Vince Neil’s partially torn calf muscle will not slow down Motley Crue, which brings its raucous power metal rock to Alltel Arena on Friday, Sat. 23.
A report from the Crue’s traveling freak show in Memphis last weekend reported that the group was in fine, and very loud, form.
There is no opening act on the “Carnival of Sins” tour with singer Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Nikki Sixx and bassist Mick Mars reunited for perhaps the last time. After all, Tommy Lee will someday have his college degree thanks to reality TV and go find a real job.
The notoriously boozing and drug-using group is touring in support of its platinum-selling anthology album “Red, White and Blue” on the Island/Universal label. The album, which has three newer songs as well as classic hits, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard album charts and added to the Crue’s 40 million in record sales during its 24-year history. On Oct. 4, the Crue releases its first live concert double DVD.
This tour includes fire-breathing midgets, aerial displays and assorted circus freaks. “All that was missing from this show was someone being shot out of a cannon,” read a Toronto Sun review.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.75 and $66.75 plus service charge through Ticketmaster outlets (Harvest Foods stores, www.ticketmaster.com, 975-7575) or the arena box office (975-9000).
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.