Welcome to CruePast.com.
1981 was the beginning of a new era in music and later became known as the “Decade of Decadence“. The Hollywood music scene spawned so many great bands, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Guns N Roses, and the band that led the charge, Motley Crue.
It was a time of drugs, sex, and rock n’ roll. This website is a tribute to the band, and a place where future generations of Motley Crue fans can come and relive what it was like cruising the strip in 1981 with Motley Crue.
I should know, I was there. Hi, my name is Will Boyett. I’ve been mentioned in several books on Motley Crue, I was their photographer in the beginning, and I was Tommy Lee’s roommate. In fact, Tommy and I had been hanging out way before Motley Crue.
I first met Tommy. He was in a band called Suite 19. He was broke and needed free photos for his band. I was bored photographer and wanted a more exciting life. It was a partnership made in heaven.
Tommy got his own personal photographer and I got to live the lifestyle of a rock star and experience first hand the endless drugs and free sex. You’ve read about and watched it on the movies, I was lucky enough to live it and now I want you to have the same experience.
On this website let’s travel back in time. Back to a time that up until now, has very little documentation. I want to share the stories (the X-rated ones can be left out) as I witnessed them through my eyes and my camera. I also want to preserve these memories for future generations of fans to enjoy, and with my Motley Tour, let you experience what it was like roaming the clubs with Motley Crue.