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Motley Crue members sign group death pact to break up after 'Final Tour'

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 10:15 PM EST, Tue January 28, 2014
It's been more than three decades, but Motley Crue will rock no more. The group has announced that they are breaking up and will be heading out on their final tour. What? You didn't know they were still together? Well, here are some other bands you may have forgotten were still together: It's been more than three decades, but Motley Crue will rock no more. The group has announced that they are breaking up and will be heading out on their final tour. What? You didn't know they were still together? Well, here are some other bands you may have forgotten were still together:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The "cessation of touring agreement" goes into effect after 2015
  • "Everything must come to an end," drummer Tommy Lee says
  • Agreement is "a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors," band's lawyer says
  • "The Final Tour" starts in July 2014

Los Angeles (CNN) -- All four members of Motley Crue signed an agreement Tuesday that will permanently dissolve the legendary rock group after a final tour.

Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee appeared in a Hollywood hotel Tuesday for a signing ceremony for a "cessation of touring agreement," which their lawyer said would bring a peaceful end to the group.

"Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement," attorney Doug Mark said.

Motley Crue has sold more than 80 million albums since hitting the road in 1981, but drummer Tommy Lee said, "Everything must come to an end."

It's a good thing that Barbra Streisand has taken her time saying "farewell" to her fans: the singer just set a Billboard record with her latest release, "Partners." Over the years, Streisand has become infamous for her goodbye tours. The entertainer gave a farewell tour in 2000, only to come back for another "this-is-it-really this-time" tour in 2006. But no one told Babs she couldn't go home again, and so in 2012, she lit up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a set of shows. Streisand isn't the only star who's claimed to be ready to retire and didn't really mean it. It's a good thing that Barbra Streisand has taken her time saying "farewell" to her fans: the singer just set a Billboard record with her latest release, "Partners." Over the years, Streisand has become infamous for her goodbye tours. The entertainer gave a farewell tour in 2000, only to come back for another "this-is-it-really this-time" tour in 2006. But no one told Babs she couldn't go home again, and so in 2012, she lit up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a set of shows. Streisand isn't the only star who's claimed to be ready to retire and didn't really mean it.
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"We always had a vision of going out with a big f**king bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members," said Lee, who is the youngest member at 51. "Our job here is done."

Guitarist Mick Mars, the oldest band member at 62, said the group's 33 years have had "more drama than 'General Hospital.'"

Vocalist Vince Neil, 52, said he'll miss the group, but it's not an end to his rock career. "I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley."

The first leg of "The Final Tour" starts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on July 2.

The termination agreement becomes effective at the end of 2015, after a global tour that will include Alice Cooper.

"Motley Crue and Alice Cooper -- A match made in Armageddon?" said Cooper.

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