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Crue Open Act Suing Over Gross Prank, Hazing

One of Motley Crue's support bands is exacting a bit of revenge for a humiliating tour prank from 2014.

The Raskins, a New York based group that supported the Crue throughout that summer trek, is suing Motley for $30 million claiming that it put up with pranks that went beyond good-natured throughout the tour, including having heavy equipment thrown at it and being sprayed with water guns filled with urine during a show in Darien, Conn.

The suit also alleges that Crue staff hampered Raskins performances by limiting the volume of the PA system, and denying the band dressing room facilities and an ability to sell merchandise in the venues.

The group is suing the Crue itself as well as Tenth Street Entertainment, Artist Group International and production companies associated with the tour.

None of the defendants have responded yet.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.