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.
Mötley Crüe have been named as the Grand Marshals for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race. That event will take place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on March 17 and it will see the band giving the command “Drivers, Start Your Engines.” Two of the stars from the group’s film adaption of “The Dirt”, Douglas Booth (who plays Nikki Sixx) and Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee), will make appearances as well.
Dave Allen, president of Auto Club Speedway, said the following
“We look forward to having Mötley Crüe bring their famous energy to the greatest command in motorsports. They might be world-renowned rock stars now, but they got their start in California and we’re happy to have them home.”
Lee also commented:
“Growing up, we were race car fans and dreamed of fast cars so to be included in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event is wild!”
“We are super stoked to give the command at the Auto Club 400. It’s going to be an epic day at the race track.”
NASCAR ticket holders who have pre-race pit passes will be able to see “The Dirt” cast and the band during the pre-race ceremony activities, including driver introductions. You can purchase tickets by calling 800-944-RACE (7223), logging on to autoclubspeedway.com, or by visiting the Auto Club Speedway ticket office at 9300 Cherry Avenue in Fontana. You can also watch the event on Fox at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
Mötley Crüe are currently promoting new music and their film adaptation of “The Dirt,” but that doesn’t mean the band will be returning to the stage anytime soon. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Nikki Sixx said “there will be no one-offs in [the band’s] future.
Sixx said the following:
“Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in Aerosmith and Metallica, and I’m like, ‘God damn it, did we retire too soon? But there will be no one-offs in our future. Maybe we’ll just get together and jam in Mick Mars’ front room.”
Despite this, Tommy Lee did say the group have been getting along again:
“Everything’s cool now. That tour was almost two years straight, and by the end of it, I don’t think anybody wanted to fucking see anybody maybe ever again. It was like a marriage that just got fucking tired. I was the only one there having a big after party with everybody on New Year’s Eve. I was just like, ‘You know what? Fuck you guys.’ After about a year, everybody started to either miss each other or just wonder what happened, and we were in a much different place, so we regrouped and rekindled friendship and the whole thing you do with people you love.”
“Me and Tommy hadn’t really talked or seen each other since the final show, and we went to New Orleans to visit the movie set. We’d just needed a breather from each other from over 30 year of being in each other’s faces. It was so nice when me and Tommy started hanging out again.”
If you missed it, you can find the band’s new song “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” HERE. You can also watch “The Dirt” when it hits Netflix on March 22.
Mötley Crüe have premiered a new song titled “The Dirt (Est. 1981).” The track features Machine Gun Kelly and it is one of four songs the group recorded for their film adaptation of “The Dirt.” That movie will hit Netflix on March 22 and a trailer for it can be found HERE. Nikki Sixx said the following:
“During the filming of our movie we got excited and inspired to write new music. Getting back in the studio with Bob Rock just fueled the creative fires for us. To me, the music sounds like classic Mötley. The lyrics were written for the movie and are a reflection of our life.”
“The Dirt Soundtrack” Track Listing:
01. “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) *
02. “Red Hot”
03. “On With The Show”
04. “Live Wire”
06. “Take Me To The Top”
07. “Piece Of Your Action”
08. “Shout At The Devil”
09. “Looks That Kill”
10. “Too Young To Fall In Love”
11. “Home Sweet Home”
12. “Girls, Girls, Girls”
13. “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)”
14. “Kickstart My Heart”
15. “Dr. Feelgood”
16. “Ride With The Devil” *
17. “Crash And Burn” *
18. “Like A Virgin” (Madonna cover) *
* new track