MÖTLEY CRÜE recently recorded four new songs for the film adaptation of the group’s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”. The movie, which is being helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.
Singer Vince Neil took to Twitter yesterday morning (Monday, October 22) to announce that he was on his way to a studio in Nashville “to sing new MÖTLEY SONG ‘The Dirt’ with [producer] Bob Rock.” He later posted an update, saying, “Me and Bob Rock finished 2 songs today! Great recording with him again.”
Earlier in the month, bassist Nikki Sixx described the new MÖTLEY CRÜE recordings as “real and raw. Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush,” he wrote on Twitter. “Bob Rock brought the sounds. Plus we have a surprise that will confirm that we’re outta our minds.”
In response to a Twitter question from a fan on how the new music will fit in, since the film is based on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s past, Sixx responded: “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. Bob Rock is producing. It’s our movie. We know what we’re doing.”
Nikki‘s remarks came just weeks after a picture of the bassist and CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was posted on the band’s Facebook page, along with the caption “28th August 2018.” Appearing with them in the photo was longtime CRÜE producer and collaborator Bob Rock. In addition, Lee posted a brief video of himself playing drums on his Instagram, captioning the clip: “It’s that new shit!!!”
Back in late 2016, Sixx shot down any possibility of the CRÜE returning as a recording act, telling TeamRockthat there was “no chance” of the band making another record. “I want to just leave it intact,” he said. “I see no reason. We couldn’t be creative as a band, so how the hell can we continue? But I’m glad the way it finished — we did it all, we did what we said we were going to do, and now I’m excited about the future.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s last studio album was 2008’s “Saints Of Los Angeles”, which was followed by a 2009 “Greatest Hits” compilation.
A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final shows, “The End”, came out in 2016.
In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed “The Final Tour”, closing the book on the band’s iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million.
To cement the sense of finality, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2014 publicly signed a “cessation of touring” contract that prevents any of them from performing under the CRÜE name in the future.