The first taste of the new material Motley Crue have recorded for the upcoming film adaptation of The Dirt is here.
“The Dirt” is one of four new tracks that the band has cooked up for the movie, and features rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who is starring as Tommy Lee. It’s their first release since 2015’s “All Bad Things,” which coincided with the news of the last leg of their farewell tour. Nikki Sixx heaped praise on what they recorded.
“F–k can I just say it?” Sixx tweeted in October. “I’m listening to the roughs of the new Motley Crue and it feels real and raw. Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush. Plus we have a surprise that will confirm that we’re outta our minds. You can trust us these are ball-busters. Everybody can relax. We’re soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. It’s our movie. We know what we’re doing.”
In confirming the new recordings, Vince Neil said on social media that the band were not going back on the pledge they signed when announcing their last tour. “For those of you who don’t understand, yes ‘the boys’ means Motley and we signed a contract not to tour anymore,” he wrote. “We never broke up or said we would never make music again. Hope this clears it up.”
The Dirt will premiere on Netflix on March 22, 2019. In addition to Kelly, the movie stars Daniel Webber as Neil, Douglas Cooper as Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Tony Cavalero as Ozzy Osbourne and Rebekah Graf as Heather Locklear.