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    Mötley Crüe/Nikki Sixx Signed Rainbow Bar & Grill Menu With Handwritten Band Name and Stage Name Ideas. The tale of how Mötley Crüe brainstormed their name has been told famously on their Behind the Music episode and The Dirt book and movie, but here is some incredible documentation of it on the back of a Rainbow Bar & Grill menu. The front of the wine menu is signed by bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx with a blue ink pen.

    The back side of this menu has various scribblings for the stage name for the band's vocalist born Vincent Neil Wharton. In addition to Vince Neil, there's "Vince Vomit" and "Vince Neal." The true gem on here is the question of what the band was almost called. "Why not call the band Christmas?" goes the question. His bandmates did not like the name, and they decided to call them something Mick Mars suggested. Since they were drinking Löwenbräu beer at the time, they decided on using umlauts in "motley" and a deliberate misspelling of "crew." One of the most notorious bands of the 1980s now had their name.

    Folded. Measures 5 ½" x 10 ½". Comes with a sticker from PSA/DNA (numbered "B24589"). In Very Good condition with water stain, some creasing, and fading on all the writing. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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