Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concerts

Motley Crue Press Announcement

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(L-R) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and singer Vince Neil of Motley Crue perform during a press conference announcing Crue Fest 2008 at Avalon Hollywood on April 15, 2008 in Los Angeles.

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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