Mötley Hits Retitled; Mars, Neil Added To Cooper Tribute

The new Mötley Crüe album will now simply be called "Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits" instead of the previously announced "Bitter Pills," according to a post from Nikki Sixx. The bassist gave no reason for the change.

A spokesperson for the band, Ed Thomas, has confirmed that the release will be on Mötley Records which falls under the Beyond Records umbrella, a group of labels that recently signed a distribution deal with BMG. Beyond, owned by Left Bank, Mötley's management, also represents Blondie and Yes, among others.

Thomas also confirmed that Bob Rock is on board to mix the two new Mötley songs for the album August 15 to 18, most likely in Los Angeles. The release date is set for October 27.

In other news, the Crüe's Vince Neil and Mick Mars are the latest additions to a pending Alice Cooper tribute album. "Metal Edge" editor Gerri Miller reports that the pair will be covering "Cold Ethyl" along with Billy Sheehan, Simon

Phillips, and the project's producer, Bob Kulick. That record is expected out around Halloween.