The official Instagram account of Mötley Crüe posted the cover photo of the band’s famous single ‘Home Sweet Home’ and unveiled how Nikki Sixx intimidated the executives of the record label to release the song in the first place.

The iconic heavy metal band Mötley Crüe released their third studio album, ‘Theatre of Pain,’ on June 21, 1985. Their famous song ‘Home Sweet Home‘ was originally released on  ‘Theatre of Pain’ album, and again in 1991 on ‘Decade of Decadence 81-91’ album.

Recently, Mötley Crüe’s official Instagram account posted the cover photo of the band’s single ‘Home Sweet Home’ in honor of the 35th anniversary of its release. On the caption of the post, they revealed the rarely known story of how the band’s iconic bassist Nikki Sixx managed to convince the record company to release this song.

Apparently, the executives of the record label didn’t want to add ‘Home Sweet Home’ to the album since it was a power ballad. However, Sixx threatened them to take their business to some other company and convinced them to leave the song on the album.

Although Nikki forced the company to release ‘Home Sweet Home,’ they refused to finance the song as a single and it’s music video. Therefore, Mötley Crüe members funded the song and shot the video clip themselves during the 1985 Theatre of Pain tour.

Here’s the caption of Mötley Crüe’s latest post:

“On this day in 1985, Motley Crue released the single for Home Sweet Home.

When originally presented to the record label, the execs said ‘This is horrible, and you have to take that song off the record. You guys aren’t a ballad band.’ After Nikki threatened to take the business elsewhere, Elektra finally agreed to leave the song on the record but refused to finance it as a single or a music video.The band funded it and shot the video themselves.

#Homesweethome became one of the most successful music videos in history. It was so successful on MTV’s daily request chart (lasting 3+ months) that they had to invoke the unwritten ‘Crue Rule,’ in which videos would only eligible on the request line for 30 days.”

You can see the photo posted by the official Instagram account of Mötley Crüe below.

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On this day in 1985, Motley Crue released the single for HOME SWEET HOME. When originally presented to the record label, the execs said "This is horrible, and you have to take that song off the record. You guys aren't a ballad band." After Nikki threatened to take the business elsewhere, Elektra finally agreed to leave the song on the record, but refused to finance it as a single or a music video. The band funded it and shot the video themselves. #Homesweethome became one of the most successful music videos in history. It was so successful on MTV's daily request chart (lasting 3+ months) that they had to invoke the unwritten "Crue Rule," in which videos would only eligible on the request line for 30 days. #mötleycrüe #theatreofpain

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