There’s a battle between two of America’s most iconic rock groups brewing, with Mötley Crüe claiming that KISS ripped off their stage design for their final tour.

Back at the end of 2015, Mötley Crüe wrapped up their final tour ever. As expected, the whole event was a rather intriguing affair, with a massive stage production designed to help send off one of the most wild rock outfits in history.

While fans of the band were undoubtedly shocked that Mötley Crüe still had higher levels of excess to venture into, the group clearly wanted their last shows to be something memorable.

Fast-forward four years, and rock veterans KISS have found themselves in a similar position, out on the road performing their final-ever tour.

However, Mötley Crüe seem to think something strange is going on, noting that KISS’ stage show looks awfully familiar.

Taking to Twitter yesterday, bassist Nikki Sixx posted an image that compared his appearance on Mötley Crüe’s final tour to that of Gene Simmons’ on KISS’ current tour.

“Wow. Our body wasn’t even cold before they took this exact grande finale from our tour,” Sixx began. “Might not matter to Kiss fans but it does to Crue fans.”

“I dug their music when I was a little kid and it was cool to Co-Headline together a few years [ago] but this disappoints me.”

This wasn’t the first time that such a comparison was made though, with iconic drummer Tommy Lee sharing a video to note that KISS’ production “sure looks identical” to Mötley Crüe’s.

However, this wasn’t even the first time that Tommy Lee had compared stage productions, accusing rapper Travis Scott of ripping off Lee’s drum rollercoaster; The Crüecifly.

“I get copying is a form of flattery, but this is just straight ripping off my shit,” Tomme Lee wrote, before advising Scott to “lawyer up.”

While the Tommy Lee and Travis Scott debacle kicked off back in November, Lorde had accused Kanye West of similar stage plagiarism (‘stagiarism’, if you will) just weeks earlier.

In related news, the upcoming film adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 biography, The Dirt, is finally on the way, with the official trailer being released soon.

While the group broke up back in 2015, signing a contract to say they’ll never tour again, it seems as though we might still get new music from the rockers, with the band having hit the studio together recently.

KISS’ ‘End Of The Road’ farewell tour will kick off its Australian leg in November, hitting up Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Sydney, before wrapping up in Brisbane. Check out the details below.

Check out Mötley Crüe’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’:

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KISS End Of The Road Australian Tour 2019

Saturday, November 16th
RAC Arena, Perth, WA
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Tuesday, November 19th
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Thursday, November 21st
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Friday, November 22nd
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Saturday, November 23rd
Supercars Newcastle 500, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Tuesday, November 26th
QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

Thursday, November 28th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Ticketek & 132 849

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