Whether you know him from his decade-long rap career, role as Felix in Birdbox, spot-on portrayal of Tommy Lee in The Dirt, comedian Pete Davidson’s BFF, or Megan Fox’s new beau, Machine Gun Kelly, born Colson Baker, has left footprints across the entertainment industry. Hot off a summer full of home-recorded covers and his first MTV Video Music Award, MGK takes another step in a new direction with his fifth studio album, Tickets to My Downfall (Bad Boy/Interscope), wearing his heart on his sleeve for 13 tracks (and 2 interludes) of pop-punk magic. Most fittingly, the new release was executively produced by Blink 182’s Travis Barker, who Baker first collaborated with last summer on “I Think I’m Okay,” along with Brit bud Yungblud. It’s no surprise the album sounds as if it could have been born during the early-2000’s pop-punk heyday. Though TTMD is a change of pace from MGK’s typical style, it does not fully abandon his roots, highlighting a multitude of hip-hop guests and beats, party songs, and pop anthems. In fact, he has consistently cited various rock acts as influences, so it was only a matter of time until he fully submerged himself in the genre.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mötley Crüe has shared a new music video for their classic track ‘Kick Start My Heart’! The band is gearing up for their massive summertime run of tour dates dubbed “The Stadium Tour” which will see the band play alongside co-headliners Def Leppard, with Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more! Continue reading
Mötley Crüe has shared a new 2019 music video for ‘Looks That Kill’, with footage from the smash movie The Dirt, which released on Netflix earlier in 2019. The songs comes from their all-time glam rock classic Shout At The Devil! Watch it now! Crüe will team up with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a 22-date North American stadium tour next summer. “The Stadium Tour” kicks off July 7 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and winds down on September 5 at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale on December 13 at 10:00 a.m local time. Continue reading
This might just break the internet! According to a published report by Rolling Stone Magazine, sources have confirmed to them that the rumored Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison tour will, in fact, happen in stadiums in North America in 2020. To recap, the big surprise here is Crüe who signed a cessation of touring contract in 2014 and claimed their 2015 farewell tour ender was the last time they would ever play. The bands’ 2019 hit film on Netflix The Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. We’ll keep updating this story as news develops and hopefully tour dates are released. Continue reading
In the rumor mill department, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison are speculated to be teaming up for a massive tour in 2020. Def Leppard has been touring without a break for years and Poison’s Brett Michaels has admitted the band are trying to return to touring, but Crüe is interesting since they are technically retired since 2016 and signed a “cessation of touring” contract in 2014 saying they would not reunite after their sold-out farewell tour. The bands’ 2019 hit film on Netflix The Dirt, based on their New York Times bestselling book, and the soundtrack album with brand new songs charted well and released by Eleven Seven Music Group has sparked renewed interest in the band. Now the band has used their house Twitter account to share a since-deleted link to a Change.org petition started by “Motley Mann”, and included the following brief message: “This is interesting…”. Again, these are just rumors and have not been confirmed by any party of any band.
With the movie adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s biography The Dirt released on Netflix this year and corresponding album, memories of famous Hair Metal band have flooded back to old fans. The bands’ best-selling, best-sounding album found them at the top of their game musically and at the possible height of their popularity was Dr. Feelgood (Elektra) released thirty years ago today. It certainly is the best selling album of their career and has the most music on one release that holds up the best outside of Shout At The Devil (also Elektra). Continue reading
Following the success of Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt movie on Netflix and the hit soundtrack and return to the New York Times Bestseller list, the bands’ biography will now be available on Audiobook for the first time. The book releases on June 25th but can be pre-ordered at the link below. The book is “performed” performed by Sebastian York, Roger Wayne, Fred Berman, MacLeod Andrews, and Hillary Huber. Watch the trailer below. Continue reading
Musical genius Anthony Vincent is at it again with another video of “covers in the style of” form his YouTube channel 10 Second Songs, this time focusing on Mötley Crüe. With their film The Dirt streaming on Netflix starting this weekend and Vincent making a cameo in the film (blink and you’ll miss it), he has tackled ‘Kickstart My Heart’ in the style of 17 artists including himself. It’s pretty hilarious to hear his take on artists such as Led Zeppelin/Greta Van Fleet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Reel Big Fish, Devin Townsend, Ricky Martin, Dean Martin, Baby Shark, The Saved By The Bell theme song and more! Continue reading
We have heard the hype about The Dirt, the biopic about Mötley Crüe for a long time. They have tried to make this film for ages, while it languished in development hell, finally getting made and out now streaming on Netflix. By the bands’ own admission, much like the book, the film is full of exaggerated lurid rock star clichés and partially real stories about the band. It’s just so out there and real. Too real for most people, like the band was at times. Continue reading
Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career is out today. While we wait for the film to hit Netflix, we can jam the soundtrack in the meantime! Packed with 18 songs, including ‘The Dirt’ featuring Machine Gun Kelly (portraying Tommy Lee in the film), their Madonna cover of ‘Like A Virgin’, and two other songs ‘Ride With The Devil’ and ‘Crash and Burn’. On a first listen, these songs are better than the previous two new songs, being much heavier and in line with classic Crue albums, such as Dr. Feelgood. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading