Lead singer for Motley Crue, he also had a successful solo career.
He was interested in surfing, basketball, football, and wrestling.
In 2010, he released his third solo album, Tattoos & Tequila.
He got married four times: first to Elizabeth W. Lynn in 1981, then to Sharise Ruddell in April 1988, then to Heidi Mark on May 20, 2000, and to Lia Gherardini on January 9, 2005.
He was a prominent member of the Motley Crue, along with Tommy Lee.