Motley Crue cover Sex Pistols classic at Download

Nikki Sixx also reveals his debauched backstage antics

Motley Crue covered the Sex Pistols classic ‘Anarchy In The UK’ during a debauched greatest hits set at Download tonight (June 9).

The glam metal veterans blasted through a 90 minute performance at a packed Dimebag Darrell Stage for a show which saw girls in the audience flash their breasts, groupies brought onstage and drummer Tommy Lee force the crowd to guzzle Jagermeister.

Speaking before their performance bassist Nikki Sixx told NME.COM: “We love playing live and we always like playing here every time we get a chance. We especially like the tent we’re playing in this time.”

Kicking off the show with crowd favourite ‘Dr Feelgood’, the band were greeted with chants of “Crue, Crue, Crue” as they arrived onstage.

Marking their return to Donington Park after 17 years singer Vince Neil told the crowd: “It has been a long time since we last played here and hot fuck we just keep coming back,” before Sixx chipped in: “England has made a lot progress on the groupie front since we were last here. I’ve just had two groupies backstage sucking my dick and they just happened to be sisters.”

During the set, which also featured the likes of ‘Wild Side’, ballad ‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Primal Scream’, Neil kissed a blonde groupie dressed in fishnets before the band launched into ‘Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)’.

Lee also invited a member of the audience to drink a shot of Jagermeister and pass it down the crowd midway through the set.

The band later played one of their newer tracks ‘Sick Love’ before they received wild cheers for Crue classic ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’.

Motley Crue played:

‘Dr Feelgood’

‘Shout At The Devil’

‘Wild Side’

‘Looks That Kill’

‘Live Wire’

‘Same Ol’ Situation’

‘Home Sweet Home’

‘Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)’

‘Louder Than Hell’

‘Sick Love Song’

‘Primal Scream’

‘Girls, Girls, Girls’

‘Anarchy In The UK’

‘Kickstart My Heart’

That’s it for this year’s Download Festival, but you can get all the news, reviews, blogs and pictures from the event – plus those from Isle of Wight, which also took place this weekend – at NME.COM/festivals now.

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