According to The Blast, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) has been ordered to pay his former lawyers $170,169.56, including $148,962.50 for fees and $21,207.06 for court costs. This news comes after Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC, the lawyers that were representing the singer in his 2016 assault lawsuit, filed court documents after he allegedly refused to pay them $187,364.01. Despite the money dispute, the attorneys continued to work on the case, but they did ask the judge to hit Neil with a lien in the amount that they were owed.
It looks like Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are not too happy with the new Mötley Crüe episode of Reelz’s “Breaking The Band” series. Both musicians have taken to social media to voice their concerns about the documentary, which Sixx says was unauthorized.
Here’s what Neil had to say:
“Breaking the band, fucking memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can’t remember that he’s the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn’t break up because of me racing. It broke up because he was too much of a pussy who didn’t just say, ‘Hey guys, let’s take a week off and come back with cooler heads.’ He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management! What he didn’t say was, instead of me going racing I put out a top 10 single with ‘You’re Invited’ — oops he forgot! Then an album called ‘Exposed’ — oops, forgot again! No wonder he was fired shortly after.”
Here’s what Sixx had to say:
“Breaking the band was not authorized by Mötley Crüe. Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken.@ReelzChannel Is the bottom of the barrel.”
“Should @ReelzChannel be liable for putting out shows without so many artist approval? I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising ( mostly incorrect ) and without any bodies persmission.”
Mötley Crüe have announced that they will be releasing an audiobook version of their 2001 book, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” on June 25. Pre-orders for that can be found HERE.
Mötley Crüe have shared a new video for their song “Take Me To The Top.” The clip features footage from their Netflix biopic “The Dirt” and it can be seen below. The track originally appeared on the band’s debut album “Too Fast For Love” and it is also included on “The Dirt” soundtrack. Nikki Sixx commented:
“The original footage for this video was shot before we even had a record deal in 1981 and seeing it juxtaposed with the footage from the movie in 2019 is something I don’t think any of us ever saw coming. It’s been so exciting for the band to watch everyone celebrate the movie, music, and the band’s legacy.”
According to The New Orleans Advocate, Louis DiVincenti, a rigging grip that worked on the film adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt”, has filed a lawsuit against the band and Netflix after being electrocuted on set back in March 2018. The incident occurred when the metal pipe the crew member was handling made contact with a power line. He was left with second and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body and had to undergo a number of surgeries and skin grafts. He also had to get his foot amputated as well. DiVincenti, who is still recovering from injuries one year later, is currently seeking damages, including $1.8 million in medical bills.
Mötley Crüe are streaming two new songs, “Ride With The Devil” and “Crash And Burn.” These tracks were recorded for the soundtrack to their film adaptation of “The Dirt.” That movie was officially released via Netflix today (March 22). The soundtrack is now available as well. If you missed the other new tracks, you can find “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) HERE and the group’s cover of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” HERE.
Mötley Crüe are streaming their cover of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” This track is one of four songs the group recorded for the soundtrack to their film adaptation of “The Dirt.” That movie will hit Netflix on March 22. The soundtrack will also be available the same day.