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Motley Crue announces retirement

  • 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. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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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