Barry Levine and Neil Zlozower claim they took the various snaps from the band's heyday in the 1980s, but they never gave their permission for the pictures to be plastered all over T-shirts, vests, flags, stickers and other items, which went on sale from 2014,during Motley Crue's last ever trek.

The veteran band bowed out with one final New Year's Eve (31Dec15) gig in Los Angeles in December (15), but now Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil have been reunited on paper in Levine and Zlozower's lawsuit.

The photographers are suing for a cut of the merchandise profits, reports TMZ.com.

Representatives for the band have yet to comment on the suit.