published Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concerts

In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, from left, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of the band Motley Crue pose together onstage at a tribute to the band to launch the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. The heavy-metal band says it will retire after performing 72 goodbye concerts. The band made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, from left, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of the band Motley Crue pose together onstage at a tribute to the band to launch the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. The heavy-metal band says it will retire after performing 72 goodbye concerts. The band made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motley Crue is hanging up its guitars for good.

The heavy metal band plans to say goodbye with 72 concerts before retiring. The rockers made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday in Hollywood.

Alice Cooper will tour with the group. Tickets go on sale Friday.

A Motley Crue tribute album is in the works, as is a big-screen version of the band's 2002 book, "The Dirt."

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