Music manager and label exec, Vicky Hamilton, is a Grammy award-winning music industry executive, personal manager and writer.
As one of the most successful female music executives in the industry, Vicky has discovered and developed the careers of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Faster Pussycat and many others.
Vicky’s over 30 years in the music industry also includes working as an A&R executive at Geffen, Capitol and Vapor Records and owning a successful independent record label, which won a Grammy for June Carter Cash. Cumulatively, the acts Vicky has developed and managed have sold over 250 million units.
Vicky delves into the behind the scenes of the music industry and how she got her break.
Netflix have announced a badass biography film of Mötley Crüe.
Motley Crue is taking a page from the Ozzy Osbourne playbook by launching its own touring hard-rock festival, the band said on Tuesday. Crue Fest, whose roster also includes Grammy-nominated acts Buckcherry and Papa Roach, will kick off in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 1, and take in 41 cities across United States and Canada. The amphitheater trek will help the band promote its autobiographical new album “Saints of Los Angeles,” which is due in stores on June 17. Singer Vince Neil, bass player Nikki Sixx, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee performed the title track, as well… Read more »
Claiming that their free-speech rights had been violated, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e filed suit against NBC, the network that banned the group for dropping the F-bomb on a live New Year’s Eve broadcast of “The Tonight Show.” “This ban constitutes governmentally pressured censorship and violates the law the same as if the government itself had ordered the censorship,” read the suit, filed in Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday. Claiming the ban was a result of an attempt by the network to pacify the government in light of its crackdown on indecency, the band says in the suit that the action has… Read more »
New York – There are several good reasons why Motley Crue didn’t play the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl, and most of them were on display as the reunited ’80s rockers assaulted Madison Square Garden for the first time in 21 years. Having reigned as the Bad Boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll for most of the decade, the California quartet saw their decadence crown snatched away in the late ’80s by Axl Rose and Guns ‘N’ Roses. Motley’s own fortunes ebbed, the victim of substance abuse, supermodel divorces (drummer Tommy Lee managed to lose both Pamela Anderson and… Read more »
Los Angeles – Motley Crue action figure sets will be up for grabs in a promotion for the band’s reunion tour this spring. Global Spectrum and McFarlane Toys are teaming to offer concertgoers at five venues the chance to win a set along with a pair of concert tickets. The promotion is part of Global Spectrum’s effort to explore more creative marketing tools, while McFarlane Toys is seeking to expand its customer base. “This is a way to draw attention to our venues,” Global Spectrum COO John Page says. “Traditional forms of advertisement aren’t having the same impact they used… Read more »
Well, they do say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease and apparently no rock fans squeak louder than the Motely Crue faithful. When the Crue announced their reunion/farewell Red, White & Crue Tour last month, Canadian hair metal fans were outraged that the famously debauched ’80s rock band were only planning to make stops in Ottawa and Toronto. Regional radio stations began rallying the troops, petitions were started and much to their own delight, Motley Crue earned a whole lot of free publicity. And these fans weren’t looking for a nostalgic trip through irony-land either – they were dead… Read more »
Dallas – Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is accused of knocking out an employee of a Dallas nightclub after a disagreement over sound levels during a concert. An arrest warrant for misdemeanor assault was issued Wednesday for Neil in the fight at Gilley’s Dallas during an Oct. 30 show. Gilley’s soundman Michael Talbert was knocked unconscious by a punch allegedly thrown by Neil that pushed him to the floor. A CAT scan showed a mild concussion, Talbert told The Dallas Morning News for a story in Thursday’s editions. According to a police report attached to the warrant, the singer motioned… Read more »
Five years after an ugly divorce, the original lineup of 1980s hair-metal legends MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e are reuniting for a world tour. The first date of the Red, White & CrÃ¼e Tour… Better Live Than Dead is February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and will be followed by dates in South America and Europe. Singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars, arriving together in a hearse, announced the reunion Monday night in Los Angeles, marking their first tour together since Lee left the group in 1999. A 37-song retrospective, Red, White & CrÃ¼e, will hit… Read more »
Los Angeles – Motley Crue, the hard-living Los Angeles heavy metal band that symbolized rock’n’roll excess in the 1980s, is reuniting for a world tour beginning next February in Florida, it announced on Monday. The foursome’s original members last played together six years ago, when drummer Tommy Lee – embroiled in domestic difficulties with then-wife Pamela Anderson – quit to form a short-lived side project. Vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars briefly continued with other drummers, before pulling the plug a few years ago. The hiatus marked the end of a two-decade run that produced hits… Read more »