The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week, we talk about the lineup for the 2017 Monsters of Rock Cruise which will set sale aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas for five nights and 6 days featuring 15 plus 80's heavy metal artists. Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil headlines.

Motley Crue was formed out of Los Angeles, California in 1981 with the classic lineup featuring Vince Neil lead vocals, Nikki Sixx on bass, Mick Mars on guitar, and Tommy Lee on drums. The band sold 100 million records worldwide including 25 million in the U.S. alone. Big selling albums in the 80’s included Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain,Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood. Motley Crue ended their career with a final world tour that lasted nearly 2 years. Their final show was on Dec. 31, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. A dvd of the concert is expected this year.